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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, March 13, 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.


Insurance Fraud
A Criminal Insurance Fraud Case Over a $360 Claim Dragged on in California for More Than Four Years Until It Was Dismissed in "Furtherance of Justice." It Then Took Another 15 Months for the Dismissal to be Affirmed
The California Court of Appeal has affirmed a decision by a San Francisco trial court dismissing, "in the furtherance of justice," three felony and three misdemeanor criminal charges against an individual arising out of his alleged submission of a single false insurance claim in the amount of $360, after the case had been pending for over four years.  Read More

FC&S Legal Quiz 10
FC&S Legal's Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 10: How Many Occurrences?
Welcome to FC&S Legal's next Insurance Coverage Law Quiz! We provide summaries of five cases discussed in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal involving insurance coverage disputes over the number of occurrences. You decide whether the courts found one occurrence, or more. Answers appear Tuesday. Good Luck! Read More

Structured Settlements
Appeals Court Upholds Insurer's Objection to Beneficiary's Transfer of Structured Settlement Payments
An appellate court in Oregon, applying California law, has reversed a trial court's decision and ruled that the beneficiary of a right to periodic payments under a structured settlement agreement could not transfer certain of those payments to a factoring company where the insurance company obligated to make the payments to the beneficiary objected to the transfer.  Read More

Top 10
10 Top "Trial Strategy" Articles from FC&S Legal
Here are 10 Top "Trial Strategy" articles published in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal.  Read More

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In the States

N.Y. Bill Would Require Gun Owners to Obtain $250,000 in Liability Insurance
New York State Assemblyman Félix W. Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) has introduced legislation that, if enacted, would require New York gun owners to obtain a minimum of $250,000 in liability insurance. Read More

Health Insurance
Insurance Commissioners Oppose Interstate Sales of Health Insurance
The insurance commissioner of Washington, Mike Kreidler, has issued a statement warning of the pitfalls of interstate sales of health insurance. Read More

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Aetna President Karen Lynch and AHIP President Marilyn Tavenner Named to "Top 25 Women in Healthcare"  Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Judicial View on 'Arising Out of' Exclusion in Bill Cosby Policy"  
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Argo Group Adds to Board of Directors  
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Auto Insurance Rates Following One Claim Continue to Spike, Report Finds  
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Ironshore Specialty Casualty Promotes Two  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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