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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, May 31, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
Power Loss Caused by Superstorm Sandy Was Not Covered by Insured's Policy
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that losses stemming from an electrical outage caused by Superstorm Sandy were not covered by the business' insurance policy.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Dog's Undisclosed Prior Bites of Other Dogs Didn't Void Homeowners Policy
An appellate court in Massachusetts has ruled that a question on an insurance application regarding a dog's "bite history" was ambiguous and, as a result, a homeowners insurance company was obligated to cover a lawsuit for damages caused when its insureds' dog allegedly attacked two other dogs.   Read More

Homeowners Insurance
Insured's Son Was Not Covered for Injuries Allegedly Caused by Pit Bull
A federal district court in Virginia has ruled that a homeowners insurance policy did not cover the insured's son for a lawsuit seeking damages for injuries allegedly caused by a pit bull.   Read More

Workers Compensation
Worker Injured After Allegedly Making Anti-Gay Comments Is Denied Workers Comp Benefits
An appellate court in Louisiana has affirmed a decision by the Louisiana Office of Workers Compensation denying a workers comp claim by an employee injured after allegedly making anti-gay comments.  Read More

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In the States

Former Florida State Senator Lisa Carlton to Join FCCI Insurance Group's Board
A former Florida state senator, Lisa Carlton, has been elected to FCCI Insurance Group's board of directors, effective July 1.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Former California Resident Guilty of Defrauding Insurers by Billing Millions for Tests That Never Were Performed
A former California resident has been found guilty of 15 counts of health care fraud for submitting bills to insurance companies that sought millions of dollars in reimbursement for tests and services that were never performed.   Read More

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Mike Hansen Promoted to Global Head of Aviation at AGCS   Read More

The Hanover Insurance Group Appoints Bryan J. Salvatore to Lead Its Domestic Specialty Business   
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The Hartford Names David Firstenberg Chief Underwriting Officer   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Cybersecurity Insurance: What to Do Before Hackers Attack"   
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Donegal Mutual Completes Acquisition of Mountain States Insurance Group   
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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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