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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, December 1, 2016  

Industry news, expert analysis, and daily updates on the most significant insurance coverage legal developments—from the insurance and legal experts of The National Underwriter Company.


Workers Compensation
Workers’ Comp Insurer May Not Assert Malpractice Action Against Injured Worker’s Law Firm, Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Massachusetts, affirming a trial court’s decision, has ruled that a workers’ compensation insurance company could not proceed with a malpractice action against the law firm retained by the injured worker. Read More

Exclusion Barred Coverage for Contaminated Beef, Nebraska Federal Court Decides
A federal district court in Nebraska has ruled that the presence of Escherichia coli in beef products rendered the food unfit for consumption and, therefore, met the ordinary, unambiguous definition of “contamination” for purposes of an insurance policy’s contamination exclusion. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Uninsured Defendant Ordered to Pay $5 Million to Plaintiff Who Alleged Life-Altering Injuries After Collision
After a Florida court entered a default judgment against an uninsured defendant, a jury awarded the plaintiff – who alleged that he had suffered life-altering injuries in a collision with the defendant’s tractor-trailer truck – $5 million. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Florida Supreme Court Rules Incorrect Denial of Insurance Benefits Can Trigger Award of Attorneys’ Fees to Insured
This Eye on the Experts article discusses a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling that a homeowner is entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees after an improper denial of insurance benefits. Read More

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Federal Actions

Federal Insurance Office Releases First Annual Consumer Report
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (“FIO”) has released its first annual “Report on the Protection of Consumers and Access to Insurance.” The first-of-its-kind report addresses a range of consumer protection issues. Read More

In the States
TWIA Policyholders to Begin Receiving “Depopulation” Offers
In 2015, the Texas legislature authorized the Assumption Reinsurance Depopulation Program, allowing participating insurers to make offers on large numbers of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association policies. Now, the offers are beginning. Read More

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U.S. Insurers May Benefit From Trump Deregulation, Fitch Says Read More

PIA Calls for Repeal of Federal Insurance Office  
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More Than 20 Million Children in U.S. Lack Sufficient Access to Health Care, Report Says  
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Travelex Insurance Services Acquired by Travel Insurance Specialist Cover-More Group
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Stephen Burr Joins Pool Re as Head of Actuarial Services  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
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