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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, March 3, 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.


An Immigrant's Story
From the Fields of Mexico to a Landmark Idaho Supreme Court Ruling on a Disabled Workers Compensation Rights
This is the story of how Rodrigo Rodriguez, who was born in Mexico and who worked in the fields there as a young child, and who later immigrated to the United States, just litigated a landmark workers compensation issue before the Idaho Supreme Court — and won.  Read More

Superstorm Sandy
New York's Top Court Rejects Coverage for Tower Crane Damaged by Superstorm Sandy
New York's highest court has ruled that a contractor's tools exclusion in a builder's risk insurance program precluded coverage for damage to a tower crane caused by Superstorm Sandy — and that the exclusion did not make the coverage afforded under the temporary works provision of the insurance program illusory. Read More

Commercial Auto
Montana Supreme: No Coverage under Commercial Auto Policy for Damage Caused by Burning Downed Trees
The Montana Supreme Court, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that a commercial auto insurance policy did not cover damages resulting from the burning of trees that had been cut down so they would not fall on vehicles insured by the policy. Read More

Insurer Had No Duty to Defend Suit Alleging College's Negligence Led to Rape of 19-Year-Old Coed, Mississippi District Court Rules
A federal district court in Mississippi has ruled that a college's insurance company had no duty to defend the college against a negligence lawsuit alleging that a 19-year-old student had been assaulted and raped on the college's campus.  Read More

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Health Insurance

In Settlement with N.J. Regulator, Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield Agrees to Pay $1.1 Million to Settle Privacy Breach Allegations
New Jersey's largest healthcare provider, Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., has agreed to pay $1.1 million and improve data security practices to settle allegations by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs that it failed to properly protect the privacy of nearly 690,000 New Jersey policyholders whose personal information was contained on two laptops stolen from the insurer's Newark headquarters. Read More

Health Insurance
State Regulators Persuade Anthem to Offer Credit Freeze to Minors Impacted by 2015 Cyber Attack
At the request of state regulators, Anthem has agreed to offer a special minor credit freeze program to parents and legal guardians of minors whose information was involved in the 2015 cyber attack against the company. Read More

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Motor Vehicle Deaths in 2016 Estimated to be Highest in Nine Years  Read More

A Glowing Message About Berkshire Hathaway, and the U.S. Economy, from Warren Buffet  
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Firefighters See Jump in Cancer Rates, and Expanded Insurance Coverage, Washington Post Reports  
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First Superstorm Sandy. Now, Long Island's Coastal Homeowners Face up to 18 Percent Jump in Flood Insurance Costs  
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MetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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
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