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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, August 28, 2017  

 
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.

 CASE LAW

Exclusions
Los Angeles Lakers Lose Bid for Insurance Coverage of Lawsuit Over Team's Text Messages
The Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team was not entitled to insurance coverage of a lawsuit alleging that the team had violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act when it sent automated text messages to fans attending a game at the Staples Center, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled.  Read More

Commercial Property
Travelers Must Face Fair Housing Act Suit Alleging Insurance Discrimination
A federal district court in the District of Columbia has refused to dismiss a complaint brought by a non-profit against two property insurers alleging that the insurers had a practice of refusing to provide insurance to landlords renting to low-income tenants who received federal assistance to obtain housing.   Read More

Commercial Auto
Insurer Had No Obligations Under Policy After Insured Vehicle Was Sold
A federal district court in New York has ruled that an insurance company that had issued a commercial auto policy to a company covering a specific vehicle had no obligations under the policy after the vehicle was sold.  Read More

Exclusions
Assault or Battery Exclusion Applied to E&O Endorsement, Barring Insurance Coverage for Negligence Suit Filed After Shooting at Apartment Complex
A federal district court in Washington, D.C., has ruled that an insurance company had no duty to defend or indemnify its insured, a security company, with respect to a negligence lawsuit filed after a shooting at an apartment complex for which it provided security.   Read More

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 LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY

In the States

N.Y. Health Insurers Settle State's Allegations That They Improperly Denied Claims and Charged Co-Pays and Deductibles
MVP Health Plan Inc. and MVP Health Insurance Company have settled charges by the New York State Department of Financial Services that the insurers incorrectly applied cost-sharing to members' claims and improperly denied some claims for preventative health care services.  Read More

In the States
There's Much to Learn from the Washington Insurance Department's Annual Market Information Report
The Washington Insurance Department has released it annual market information report, containing voluminous financial and market information about insurers and carriers doing business in Washington.  Read More

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 INDUSTRY NEWS
Anthem Says It Has Reached Its Goal Two Years Early for Health Plans to Reduce Opioid Prescriptions by 30 Percent   Read More

Grange Insurance Introduces 36-Month Policy Option for Businesses   
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Claim Lines with Diagnoses of Anaphylactic Food Reactions Climbed 377 Percent from 2007 to 2016, Report Says   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Written Notice of Accident"   
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Talbot Underwriting Appoints Lawyer Monica Burch as Non-Executive Director   
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Discussion
Maine Court Determines "Regular Use" Exclusion Applies to Preclude CoverageĀ 

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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, Esq.
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60px_newSpears Victoria Prussen Spears, Esq.
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FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
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Carrie Cope, Cope Ehlers, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Norton Rose Fulbright US 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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