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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, February 16, 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.


Professional Liability Insurance
Louisiana Supreme Court Reverses 2 Lower Court Decisions Finding Coverage for Deputy Sheriff Who Alleged Injury When He Leaned Back While Sitting in Chair That Then Gave Way
The Louisiana Supreme Court, reversing two lower court decisions, has ruled that a police professional liability insurance policy did not provide coverage for a deputy sheriff who alleged that he had been injured when he leaned back while sitting in a chair that then gave way. Read More

Title Insurance
Arizona Supreme Court Addresses Effect of Full-Credit Bids on Title Insurance Policies
The Arizona Supreme Court has issued an important decision addressing the effect of a lender's full-credit bid on a title insurance policy. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Estate That Argued Distracted Driver Was Employee, Not Contractor, Is Awarded $4.7 Million in Damages
The estate of a person who sustained fatal injuries in an auto accident has been awarded more than $4.7 million in a lawsuit against the other driver and two companies that, the estate alleged, employed the driver. Read More

Exclusion Barred Coverage of Asbestos Claim Against Former Employer, Pennsylvania District Court Declares
A federal district court in Pennsylvania has ruled that two insurance companies were not obligated to defend or indemnify their insured, a roofing company, in connection with a lawsuit alleging injuries due to the plaintiff's exposure to asbestos while employed by the insured.  Read More

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Dubai Planning to Take Self-Driving Vehicles Further — and Higher
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority has announced plans for a self-piloting small plane made by China's Ehang — an "autonomous aerial vehicle" — that can carry a passenger and a small bag and fly for about 30 miles, or up to 30 minutes, on a charged battery. Read More

In the States
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Reappoints David Mattax as Insurance Commissioner
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed David Mattax as the state insurance commissioner for a term to expire February 1, 2019. Read More

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Anthem Sues Cigna, Seeks TRO to Enjoin Cigna from Terminating Merger Agreement, Specific Performance, and Damages  Read More

Cigna Acts to Terminate Merger Agreement with Anthem; Sues for More Than $13 Billion  
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John "Jay" Nichols Resigns as CEO of AXIS Re; Jan Ekberg is Appointed Interim Head of Reinsurance  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Amended DFS Regulations Answer Some but Not All Questions"  
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Six Appointed to Lloyd's Market Association Claims Committee  
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Form Analysis
Homeowners Liability Exclusions for Unmanned Aircraft


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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
David D. Thamann, The National Underwriter Company

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