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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, January 18, 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.


Top 10
2016's Top 10 Workers' Comp Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal 
Here are the Top 10 Workers' Compensation Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for 2016. Read More

Environmental Liability
How Fundamental Is California's Common Law Notice-Prejudice Rule? We May Soon Find Out
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has asked the California Supreme Court to determine whether California's common law notice-prejudice rule is a fundamental public policy for purposes of the state's choice-of-law analysis. Read More

Commercial Auto
Commercial Auto Policy on Septic Truck Excluded Coverage for Damage to Home, Louisiana Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Louisiana, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that a commercial automobile insurance policy excluded coverage for damages allegedly caused when raw sewage was discharged from the insured septic truck into a home. Read More

Commercial General Liability
Maine Supreme: Policy's Assault and Battery Exclusions Were "So Broadly Written" as to Preclude Coverage for Suit Against Insured Stemming from Bar Fight
A bar's bid to require its insurance company to provide it with a defense to a lawsuit arising from an alleged assault and battery has been rejected by the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine. Read More

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Superstorm Sandy

HUD Says New York City Lacked Adequate Controls for Superstorm Sandy Disaster Funds
The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has determined that New York City lacked adequate controls to ensure that the use of community development block grant disaster recovery funds received after Superstorm Sandy was always consistent with the action plan approved by HUD and applicable federal and state regulations. Read More

California Insurance Department Cites "Foreign Government" Behind Anthem Cyber Breach
The California Department of Insurance has released its examination findings and a settlement agreement concerning the cyber security breach of health insurer Anthem Inc., which compromised 78.8 million consumers' records. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Trump Presidency Could Bring Momentum to Much Needed Flood Insurance Reform" Read More

Sedgwick Chudleigh Appoints New Insurance Partner 
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Boosting Workers' Retirement Savings to be Primary Focus for U.S. Employers in 2017, Aon Hewitt Survey Finds 
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First United American Life Insurance Is Now Globe Life Insurance Company of New York 
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Main Street America Promotes Jeff Kusch to EVP for Insurance Operations 
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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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