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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, February 15, 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 Study
Read a Full Email Trail, and See Why a Federal Court Found It Did Not Amount to a Settlement for the Policy Limit
A federal district court in Alaska has issued an opinion analyzing a full email trail that defendants sought to enforce as a settlement agreement for the remaining limit of their insurance policy. Read More

Employer Liability
"Hey, This Has Gone Civil" Was Not Sufficient Notice to Warrant Coverage, Eighth Circuit Says
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, has ruled that an insured company's breach of the notification provision in its insurance policy precluded coverage for a civil action in which the plaintiff was awarded over $1.5 million in damages. Read More

FC&S Legal Quiz: Answers
FC&S Legal's Insurance Coverage Law Quiz Answers to: State Supreme Courts Tackle Homeowners' Issues
Here are the answers to FC&S Legal's most recent Insurance Coverage Law Quiz: State Supreme Courts Tackle Homeowners' Issues. The answers follow the summaries, repeated for your convenience. Our next quiz appears Thursday. Read More

Superstorm Sandy
In Superstorm Sandy Case, N.J. District Court Rules That Mortgagee's Post-Loss Assignment of Mortgage Did Not Include Rights to Flood Insurance Proceeds
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has ruled, in a Superstorm Sandy coverage case, that an assignee of a mortgage on property insured under a standard flood insurance policy could not collect on the policy for a loss that predated the assignment.  Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Washington Snapshot: Insurance Department's Fraud Unit Opened 150 Criminal Fraud Cases in Past Two Years
Washington's Office of the Insurance Commissioner's Criminal Investigations Unit ("CIU"), staffed by law enforcement and criminal analysts, opened 150 criminal fraud cases in 2015 and 2016. Read More

Automobile Insurance
California Charges 9 with Being Part of "Major Auto Insurance Fraud Ring"
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and the San Diego District Attorney's Office have charged nine defendants with participating in a "major auto insurance fraud ring." Read More

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Aetna and Humana Mutually End Merger Agreement  Read More

Ford Invests $1 Billion in New Artificial Intelligence Company, Argo AI, in Drive for Autonomous Vehicle Leadership  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "U.S. Insurance Market Braces for a Seismic Shift Due to Driverless Cars"  
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Aon to Sell Benefits Administration and HR Business Process Outsourcing Platform to Blackstone for $4.8 Billion  
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Major Insurance Companies Raise Premiums After Not-At-Fault Accidents, Consumer Group Asserts  
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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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