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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, March 9, 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.

 CASE LAW

Commercial Property
Sanctions Imposed on Insured's Attorney for Email He Sent in Insurance Coverage Dispute Are Upheld by Texas Appeals Court
A case that might otherwise have been considered a rather run-of-the-mill insurance coverage dispute instead has turned into an important story about a Texas trial court's imposition of sanctions on an insured's attorney for sending an email — and of the appellate court decision upholding those sanctions.  Read More

Subrogation
Subrogation Company for Insurer Was Entitled to Restitution from Convicted Criminal Defendant, Kansas Appeals Court Rules
An appellate court in Kansas has affirmed a trial court's decision ordering a criminal defendant who pleaded guilty to burglary and felony theft to pay restitution to both the victim of his crimes and to a subrogation company hired by the victim's insurance company. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Dallas Jury Awards No Damages After Defense Argued Plaintiff Changed His Story About Crash
A federal jury in Dallas has rejected negligence claims against a truck driver and his employer in a case in which the defense argued that the plaintiff had changed his story about how an accident had occurred.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Upholds UIM Rejection Form with "de Minimis" Deviations from Specifically Required Statutory Language
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that an underinsured motorist coverage rejection form was effective and enforceable even though it did not "specifically comply" with the statutorily-mandated language.  Read More

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 LEGISLATIVE/REGULATORY

Life Insurance

Lincoln Financial Pays $50.7 Million in Life Insurance Benefits, and $1.5 Million Fine, in Settlement with N.Y. Insurance Regulator
Under a consent order with the New York State Department of Financial Services, Lincoln Financial Group has paid $50.7 million in restitution to life insurance policy beneficiaries as well as a $1.5 million fine to settle DFS allegations of lost insurance claims and unfair claims settlement practices. Read More

Insurance Fraud
Cardiologist and Neurologist Among Those Charged in New York in Alleged $50 Million Health Care Fraud
Six people have been charged in connection with what federal prosecutors in New York have characterized as a 12-year scheme to defraud Medicaid, Medicare, and other private health insurance companies out of more than $50 million. Read More

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 INDUSTRY NEWS
FC&S Legal Publishes "Social Media Is Shining Light on Fraudulent Insurance Claims"  Read More

XL Catlin and Professional Governmental Underwriters Team Up to Offer New Professional Liability and Employment Practices Liability Coverages  
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Empire Life to Offer Specialty Drug Program  
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Blockchain Prototype Reduces Costs for London Insurance Market Claims, PwC Says  
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AIA Names Michael O'Malley Senior Vice President for Public Policy  
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
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FC&S Legal Editorial Advisory Board
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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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