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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, April 6, 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.


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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

Life Insurance
Retroactive Application of Revocation-Upon-Divorce Law Violated Constitution's Contract Clause, Eighth Circuit Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has ruled that the retroactive application of a "revocation-upon-divorce" statute to life insurance policies amounted to an impermissible impairment under the Contract Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
$1.1 Million Jury Award to Plaintiff Who Claimed Online Article Damaged His Reputation
A California jury has awarded $1.1 million to a plaintiff who claimed that an online article had defamed him. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insured's "Passing Comment" to Agent Was Insufficient to Alert Insurer to Change in Property's Use, N.Y. Court Decides
A New York court has ruled that an insured's "passing comment" to his insurance agent that he might rent out his home when he moved to Ohio was insufficient to put the insurer on notice of a change in the property's use. Read More

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Automobile Insurance

Top 10 Legislative/Regulatory Developments from FC&S Legal on Autonomous Vehicles
Here are the Top 10 Legislative/Regulatory Developments from FC&S Legal on autonomous vehicles. Read More

In the States
Jillian Froment Named Director of Ohio Department of Insurance
Jillian E. Froment has been named director of the Ohio Department of Insurance. Read More

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FC&S Legal Webinar: Cyber Insurance: Protecting Against Cyber-Related Losses  Read More

Top 25 Industry News Developments from FC&S Legal on Autonomous Vehicles  
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Top 10 Eye on the Experts Articles from FC&S Legal for March  
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Former Google Risk Manager Joins G2 Insurance Services  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "N.Y. Court of Appeals Clarifies Anti-Subrogation Rule"  
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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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