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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, December 9, 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.


Best of November
Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for November
Here are the Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for November 2016. Read More

Workers Compensation
Does Insurer's Request That Employee Attend Medical Exam Amount to False Imprisonment? Sixth Circuit Answers.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has rejected an employee's claim that his employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier had falsely imprisoned him when it requested that he undergo an independent examination by a psychologist. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Suit Limitations Period Was Triggered When Insurer Closed Claim File, Even in Absence of Written Notice of Denial, Fifth Circuit Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that closing a claim file constituted an outright denial of coverage and triggered the suit limitations period in a homeowners' insurance policy – even in the absence of a written notice of denial to the insured and even if the insurer's failure to send a denial letter was tortious. Read More

Automobile Insurance
There Was Only One Way to Interpret Exclusion, and That Way Did Not Yield Coverage, Sixth Circuit Decides
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, applying Mississippi law, has ruled that an exclusion for vehicles "furnished or available for the regular use of" the insured precluded coverage for injuries the insured had suffered while driving his employer's truck. Read More

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Best of November

Top 10 Legislative/Regulatory Developments from FC&S Legal for November
Here are the Top 10 Legislative/Regulatory Developments from FC&S Legal for November 2016. Read More

Federal Actions
U.S. DOT Proposes Guidelines to Address Driver Distraction Caused by Mobile Devices in Vehicles
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released proposed voluntary guidelines intended to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. Read More

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Top 10 Insurance Industry News Developments from FC&S Legal for November Read More

Why Do People Hurt in Car Accidents Hire Attorneys? 
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In $3 Billion Deal, Liberty Mutual Insurance to Acquire Ironshore from Fosun International 
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U.S. Health Spending Reached Nearly $10,000 Per Person in 2015, According to CMS Report 
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Insurer's Attempt to Relitigate Liability—DENIED" 
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, ESQ.
Associate Director, FC&S Legal
FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Cope Ehlers, 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
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
Richard D. Milone, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
Jerold Oshinsky, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP
Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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