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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, February 13, 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.


Superstorm Sandy
How Can Insurer's Letter Saying It's Not a Denial of a Claim be a Denial? When It Involves an SFIP, and Superstorm Sandy
The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, in a Superstorm Sandy insurance coverage case, has ruled that an insurer's letter stating that it was "not a denial" of the insured's claim actually was a denial under the rules governing the insured's flood insurance policy, thus triggering the one year period that the insured had to sue the insurer. Read More

FC&S Legal Quiz 6
FC&S Legal's Insurance Coverage Law Quiz 6: State Supreme Courts Tackle Homeowners' Issues
Welcome to FC&S Legal's next Insurance Coverage Law Quiz! We provide summaries of five state supreme court decisions discussed in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal involving homeowners' insurance policies. You decide whether the courts found coverage or not. Answers appear Tuesday. Good Luck! Read More

Health Insurance
U.S. District Court Blocks Anthem's Acquisition of Cigna
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled in favor of the Justice Department in its civil antitrust lawsuit to block health insurer Anthem, Inc.'s acquisition of Cigna Corp. Read More

Business Owners
No Insurance Coverage for Real Estate Agency Sued by Prospective Buyer Allegedly Injured While Touring Home, Indiana Court Rules
A businessowners insurance policy issued to a real estate agency did not cover a lawsuit filed by a prospective home buyer who allegedly was injured while touring a home the agency was listing for sale, an Indiana appellate court has ruled.  Read More

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In the States

Massachusetts Insurance Commissioner to Head Workers Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau
The Massachusetts insurance commissioner, Daniel R. Judson, is leaving his position to become president of the Workers Compensation Rating and Inspection Bureau of Massachusetts. Read More

In the States
Victoria August Named Associate Commissioner for Hearings for Maryland Insurance Administration
Victoria August has been named associate commissioner for hearings for the Maryland Insurance Administration. Read More

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Argo Group Appoints Ryan Mather as Global Head of Reinsurance  Read More

New Insurance Partners at Newmeyer & Dillion  
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Hiscox Study Reveals Cyber Security Shortcomings in Prevention, Detection, and Training  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "What the Car You Drive Says About You"  
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Matthew Botein Appointed New Aspen Director  
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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
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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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