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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, February 2, 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 for January
Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for January
Here are the Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments from FC&S Legal for January 2017. Read More

Commercial General Liability
South Carolina Supreme: Insurer's "Generic" Reservation of Rights Letters Failed to Adequately Reserve Right to Contest Coverage of Actual Damages
The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that an insurer's reservation of rights letters were ineffective as "generic statements of potential non-coverage" coupled with "cutting-and-pasting" sections of the commercial general liability insurance policies it had issued. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Insurer Pays $30,000 to Settle Dog Bite Claim
A woman who said that she was bitten by a dog while going to a barbeque at a friend's house has settled her claim for $30,000. Read More

Homeowners Insurance
N.Y. Appeals Court Finds Duty to Defend Insured Against Complaint Alleging "Intentional and Criminal" Shooting
An appellate court in New York, affirming a trial court's decision, has ruled that an insurer had a duty to defend its insured in connection with a lawsuit claiming that the insured had engaged in "intentional and criminal" actions when he had "assault[ed]" the underlying plaintiff by shooting him in the abdomen. Read More

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In the States

Texas Insurance Department Seeks Public Members for Two Guaranty Boards
The Texas Department of Insurance is accepting applications through March 1 for public members of two boards of directors. Read More

Life Insurance
Ameriprise Agrees to $1.5 Million Death Master File Settlement with State Insurance Regulators
State insurance regulators have reached a $1.5 million settlement agreement with RiverSource Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ameriprise. Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Productive Mediation of Liability and Coverage"  Read More

Uber to Acquire Self-Driving Cars from Daimler in Effort to "Reduce Traffic Accidents"  
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Validus to Acquire ADM Crop Risk Services Business from Archer Daniels Midland  
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Pan-American Life Insurance Group Introduces New Critical Illness and Cancer Insurance Plans in U.S.  
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Tyler Asher is Appointed President of Safeco Insurance  
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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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