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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.


FC&S Legal Quiz 2
FC&S Legal's Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 2: Fire and Ice 
Welcome to FC&S Legal's second Insurance Coverage Law Quiz! We have summaries of five cases discussed recently in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal involving claims stemming from fire or ice. You decide whether the courts ordered coverage or not. Answers appear Wednesday. Good Luck! Read More

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

Employee Benefits
Here's Why a Blogger for The Nation Lost His Bid for Unemployment Insurance Benefits
The Appellate Division, Third Department, has reversed a decision by the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board holding The Nation Co. Ltd Partners liable for unemployment insurance contributions on remuneration paid to a blogger, finding that the blogger was not an employee. Read More

Life Insurance
Unused Vacation Time Did Not Extend Date Fired Employee's Life Insurance Ended, Fifth Circuit Decides
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, has rejected a widow's claim that her husband's unused vacation time extended his life insurance coverage after he had been fired so that she was entitled to benefits under the policy following his death. Read More

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In the States

NAIC Expands Funded Consumer Representative Program
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has increased the number of NAIC funded consumer representatives from 20 to 22 for 2017.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Texas Clinic Owner Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud The owner of a clinic in Gainesville, Texas, has pleaded guilty to insurance fraud and has been ordered to repay $1 million after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance found that he billed for chiropractic services without having a licensed chiropractor on staff. Read More

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W. R. Berkley Corporation Names Jo-Marie St. Martin Vice President for Federal Government Relations Read More

FC&S Legal Publishes "Autonomous Cars: Boom or Bust for Attorneys?" 
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Beazley Partners with VALE to Offer Environmental Risk Protection to Small and Mid-Sized U.S. firms  
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2017 to See Increased Cyber Espionage and Data Integrity Attacks, According to Stroz Friedberg  
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Former Iowa Insurance Commissioner to Join FBL Financial Group as Chief Administrative Officer  
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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Timothy P. Law, Reed Smith LLP
Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
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Joseph P. Monteleone, Rivkin Radler LLP
Anne M. Murray, Rivkin Radler LLP
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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