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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, August 10, 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.


Claims Resolution
Plaintiff's Failure to Show Over $75,000 in Controversy Doomed Forced-Placed Insurance Suit
A federal district court in Florida has dismissed a forced-placed insurance complaint after concluding that the plaintiff had not demonstrated that over $75,000 was in controversy.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Two Defense Lawyers Are Disqualified in Criminal Fraud Case Stemming from Insurance Claim Over Funeral Home Fire
A U.S. magistrate judge in Virginia has ruled that two defense lawyers had a conflict of interest and as a result could not represent a defendant in a criminal fraud case.   Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Defense Verdict in Case Where Witness Backed up Defendant's Claim That He Had a Green Light
A jury in Texas has rejected a plaintiff's lawsuit in a case in which a witness for the defense supported his claim that he had a green light when he drove through an intersection, and the plaintiff's vehicle collided with his.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
In Florida, Stolen Property Is "Property Damage" for Insurance Coverage Purposes
A federal district court in Florida has ruled that stolen property was "property damage" for purposes of an insurer's duty to defend its insured.   Read More

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Automobile Insurance

California DOI Investigating Wells Fargo - and National General Insurance - After Auto Insurance Revelations
The California Department of Insurance is opening an investigation into recent allegations that Wells Fargo and National General Insurance improperly charged consumers for "force-placed" or "lender-placed" auto insurance for consumers who had auto loans with Wells Fargo.  Read More

Top 10
Top 10 Legislative/Regulatory Developments from FC&S Legal for July
Here are the Top 10 Legislative/Regulatory Developments from FC&S Legal for July.  Read More

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Generali Global Assistance Launches Three New Travel Insurance Plans   Read More

Prudential to Restructure; Names New Leaders for U.S. Businesses   
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XL Catlin's Accelerate Team Adds AI Expert   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Non-Opioid Treatment Alternatives"   
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Global Travel Insurance Provider Cover-More Offering Crisis Assistance Plus to Leisure and Business Travelers   
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Carbon Monoxide is Considered a Pollutant for Purposes of the Pollution Exclusion


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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, Norton Rose Fulbright US 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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