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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Tuesday, May 30, 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.


Allstate's Punitive Damages Claim Against Electrolux in Subrogation Action Is Dismissed
A federal district court in South Carolina has granted a motion by a clothes dryer manufacturer sued in a product liability action by insurance companies, as subrogees of their insureds, to dismiss the insurers' punitive damages claim.   Read More

Commercial General Liability
N.Y. Federal Court Dismisses Insureds' Contract Action Against Insurer for Settling Third-Party Claim
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed a breach of contract action brought by insureds under a commercial general liability insurance policy against their insurer for settling a third-party claim.   Read More

Business Owners
Fire Damage to 3 of 32 Insured Buildings Was Not a "Total Loss" Entitling Insured to Full Insured Amount
A federal district court in Missouri has ruled that the owner of an apartment complex consisting of 32 separate buildings had not suffered a "total loss" under its insurance policy where only three of the buildings had been damaged by fire, even if one of them had been completely destroyed.   Read More

Life Insurance
Husband Could Not Recover AD&D Benefits for Alcoholic Wife's Death from Drinking Windshield Washer Fluid
A federal district court in Michigan has ruled that a husband could not recover benefits under an accidental death and dismemberment insurance policy for the death of his wife, an alcoholic, following her drinking of windshield washer fluid.  Read More

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In the States

Two Rivers Returns $1.3 Million to Settle Iowa Insurance Division Investigation
Two Rivers Insurance Company, Inc., has reached a settlement with the Iowa Insurance Division under which Two Rivers will return $1.3 million to 33 public entities in Iowa.  Read More

In the States
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller Nominated to be Inaugural Secretary of Health and Human Services
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced his intention to nominate Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to serve as the inaugural secretary of the prospective unified Department of Health and Human Services.   Read More

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XL Catlin Appoints Rob McAdams as Chief Underwriting Officer for Global Marine   Read More

Ironshore International Enhances M&A and Tax Consortia Offerings   
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1347 Property Insurance Holdings Appoints Dan Case as COO   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Insuring Private Art Galleries"   
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New Data Suggests Atlantic Hurricane Season Will be More Active   
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CGL Policy Cannot be Retroactively Applied in a Claim for Breach of a Lease Agreement


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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