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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, January 11, 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.


Top 10
2016’s Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments on Exclusions from FC&S Legal 
Here are the Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments on Exclusions from FC&S Legal for 2016. Read More

Quiz 1: Answers
FC&S Legal Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 1: Answers to the Widow Cases
Here are the answers to FC&S Legal’s first Insurance Coverage Law Quiz. Read More

Automobile Insurance
“Garage” Policy Did Not Cover Woman Driving Car Borrowed from Cadillac Dealer, Louisiana Appeals Court Affirms
An appellate court in Louisiana has affirmed a trial court’s decision that a “garage” policy issued to a car dealership did not provide uninsured motorist coverage or medical payments coverage to a woman for damages she sustained in an auto accident while she was driving a vehicle she had borrowed from the dealer. Read More

Workers Compensation
Arkansas Supreme: Workers’ Comp Act Provided Exclusive Remedy for Worker’s Asbestos-Related Claim Even Though It Also Barred Him from Obtaining Benefits
The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s workers’ compensation act provided the exclusive remedy for a worker’s asbestos-related claim even though the law also barred him from obtaining benefits. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Woman Who Blew up Her Home for the Insurance Is Sentenced to Prison
Monserrate Shirley, who blew up her Indiana home for the insurance, leading to the deaths of two neighbors, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Read More

Man Sentenced for Murdering Girlfriend and Setting Fires for Life Insurance Benefits 
Ronald Epps, of Amherst, New York, who had been convicted following a jury trial of wire fraud, mail fraud, arson, possession of Molotov cocktails, maintaining a premises for drug trafficking, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, has been sentenced to 60 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes “3 Ways Insurers Should Prepare for Large-Scale Events”  Read More

The Hartford Enters into Reinsurance Agreement Covering Asbestos and Environmental Liability Reserves with National Indemnity Company  
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The Standard Launches New Individual Disability Insurance Product  
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Allstate Closes Acquisition of SquareTrade  
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Enstar Acquires Dana Companies 
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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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