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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, December 2, 2013

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.


Eye on the Experts
How to Secure Data Breach Coverage
In this article, the author offers five tips to help organizations secure data breach coverage. Read More

Eye on the Experts

Legal Expenses Insurance: Insured's Right to Choose Own Lawyer
The authors examine a case that reinforces the approach that has developed in the United Kingdom that freedom of choice of a lawyer cannot simply be blanket barred by legal expenses insurers. Read More

Eye on the Experts
Temporary Insurance Applications and Agreements: The Impact of Material Misrepresentations in Life Insurance Applications on Coverage
Insurers would benefit from including language in the conditional receipt or temporary insurance application and agreement that incorporates information that the applicant provides in the separate application for life insurance, the author suggests. Read More

Professional Liability Insurance
Finding that Insurer's Lawyer Had Improper Contact with Jurors, Court Orders New Trial in Medical Malpractice Action
A trial court in New York has ordered a new trial of a medical malpractice action following a defense verdict after the trial court found that an insurance carrier's lawyer had improper contact with the jury – even though the lawyer did not represent a party in the case. Read More

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In the States

Florida Bill Would Bar Certain Insurer Actions Based on Gun Use or Ownership
A bill introduced in the Florida legislature, HB 255, would make it unlawful for insurance companies to take certain actions based on gun ownership by a policyholder or applicant – or by a family member of a policyholder or applicant. Read More

Life Insurance

Another Life Insurer Reaches Death Master File Settlement 
Another life insurance company has reached a settlement with state regulators over the use of the Social Security Administration's death master file. Read More

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Insurance Regulatory and Transactions Attorney Eileen Hayes Joins Greenberg Traurig from N.Y.'s Department of Financial Services Read More

Top 10 Women in Insurance Leadership Named by Insurance Networking News 
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New York Legal Assistance Group Publishes Superstorm Sandy One Year Report 
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Cyber-Crime is a Major Threat to Companies Today, EY Survey Finds 
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Former Reed Smith Partner Michael Browne to Retire as President and COO of Harleysville Insurance 
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Care, Custody, or Control Exclusion and Dropped Trailer December , 2013


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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
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60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Michele L. Jacobson, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Donald S. Malecki, Malecki, Deimling, Nielander &
Associates, LLC
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.
D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Tressler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres &
Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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