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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, December 21, 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
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

Commercial General Liability
Liquor Liability Exclusion Precluded Coverage Where Insureds Arranged for Alcohol to be Served at Events, Even If They Did Not Pour Drinks, Delaware Court Rules
A Delaware court has ruled that insureds were in the business of "furnishing alcoholic beverages" within the meaning of a liquor liability exclusion in an insurance policy even if they did not actually pour drinks but only arranged for alcohol to be served at events. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Policy Did Not Cover Allegations That Insured's Property Violated Federal ADA Regulations Governing Accessibility, Louisiana District Court Rules
A federal district court in Louisiana has ruled that a commercial general liability insurance policy did not cover claims that the insured's property violated federal regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act governing accessibility. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insured's Misrepresentation Entitles Insurer to Void Homeowner's Policy After Fire – and to Recover Damages
A federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that an insured's misrepresentation about the existence of a heating source for his home entitled the insurer to void the policy – and to recover $25,000 in damages under Pennsylvania law. Read More

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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

FSB Publishes 2016 List of Global Systemically Important Insurers
The Financial Stability Board has published its 2016 list of global systemically important insurers. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Insurance Coverage for Cyber Risks" Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Insurer's Attempt to Relitigate Liability—DENIED" 
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Autonomous Trucking Heralds Change for Insurers and Others, Quadrant Information Services Reports 
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SMEs' Cyber Risk Awareness Is on the Rise 
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XL Catlin Launches Emergency Security and Disaster Evacuation Product 
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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John F. Finnegan, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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