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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, December 28, 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.


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

Automobile Insurance
Widow’s Public Policy Challenge to “Household Exclusion” in Auto Policy Is Rejected in Pennsylvania
A federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that a “household exclusion” in a limited use classic car insurance policy did not violate public policy and precluded coverage for a widow’s claim for underinsured motorist benefits. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Oyster Eater Who Claimed He Got Sick Loses Jury Trial
A federal jury in Florida has ruled in favor of a restaurant sued by a patron who allegedly developed septicemia after eating a dozen raw oysters. 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

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International Insurance Regulators Establish Forum to Address Sustainability Issues
A new international network of insurance regulators and supervisors has been launched with the goal of promoting cooperation on critical sustainable insurance challenges, such as climate change. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Nine Convicted in New York for Staging Accidents Involving Rented Trucks and Submitting Over $150,000 in Fraudulent Insurance Claims
Nine people have been convicted for their roles in staging four automobile accidents in suburban New York to fraudulently receive insurance payouts. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes “Latest Pros and Cons of Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation” Read More

AXIS Capital Acquires Aviabel 
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Allstate Acquires SquareTrade 
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Endurance Introduces E&S Excess Casualty Transportation Product 
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Philadelphia Insurance Broadens Fine Arts Coverage for Museums and Cultural Institutions  
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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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