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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

Homeowners Insurance
Florida Supreme Court Adopts Concurring Cause Doctrine and Rejects Efficient Proximate Cause Rule in Insurance Coverage Battle
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that when independent perils converged and no single cause could be considered the sole or proximate cause of a homeowner's loss, it was appropriate to apply the concurring cause doctrine and not the efficient proximate cause rule to determine whether or not there was insurance coverage for the loss. Read More

Signaling End to 15 Year Insurance Coverage Battle, Sixth Circuit Rules Against Insured That Failed to Obtain Excess Insurer's Written Consent to Settle
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, reversing a decision by a Michigan federal district court, has ruled that an excess insurance carrier was not obligated to cover settlement costs incurred by its insured where the insured had failed to obtain the insurer's consent prior to settling various product liability claims that had been filed against it. Read More

Health Insurance
Walmart Reaches $7.5 Million Settlement of Class Suit Over Health Insurance Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses
Former Walmart associate Jacqueline Cote and Walmart have settled her class action challenging Walmart's lack of health insurance benefits for same-sex spouses of Walmart associates prior to 2014. 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

Health Insurance
Senator Asks FTC to Determine Whether "Out-of-Network Surprise Bills" Are Unfair and Deceptive
Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla), the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has asked the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether "out-of-network" bills received by consumers who go to emergency rooms at "in-network" medical facilities violate Section 5 of the FTC Act, prohibiting "unfair or deceptive" acts or practices in or affecting commerce. Read More

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

FC&S Legal Publishes "Understanding Claims Made and Reported in Professional Liability Policies" 
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Why Do People Hurt in Car Accidents Hire Attorneys? 
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MBIA Inc. Announces Financing Commitment for MBIA Insurance Corporation  
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Apple Appears to Admit It Is Working on Self-Driving Cars 
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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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