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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, May 15, 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.


Commercial General Liability
"Res Ipsa" Leads Massachusetts Appeals Court to Rule That Spoiled Scallops Were an Occurrence
An appellate court in Massachusetts, reversing a trial court's decision, has ruled that a seafood processing facility was entitled to insurance coverage for claims that nearly 60,000 pounds of scallops had spoiled while in its possession, even though the precise cause of the damage was unknown.  Read More

Commercial General Liability
Dram Shop Lawsuits Against Insured Were "Occurrences," N.Y. Federal Court Rules
A federal district court in New York has ruled that a commercial general liability insurance policy covered lawsuits against the insured alleging that it had served alcohol to a person who was visibly intoxicated or impaired and who subsequently injured people while driving an automobile.   Read More

Life Insurance
Insured Could Not Rely on Non-Recourse Provision in Life Insurance Funding Deal, 1st Circuit Says in Opinion by Justice Souter
The non-recourse provision in a life insurance premium funding document did not preclude imposing liability on the insured for breaching the transaction's non-contravention agreement, the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled in an opinion by retired Associate Justice David H. Souter.   Read More

Top 10
10 Top "Trial Strategy" Articles from FC&S Legal
Here are 10 Top "Trial Strategy" articles published in the Case Law Developments column of FC&S Legal. Read More

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In the States

California Insurance Department Licenses Lemonade to Offer Online Insurance Products
The California Department of Insurance has approved new online insurance products from Lemonade for California renters, condo owners, and homeowners.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Sales Rep for North Alabama Compounding Pharmacy Takes Plea in Alleged $13 Million Insurance Conspiracy
A sales representative for a compounding pharmacy based in Haleyville, Alabama, who was charged with conspiracy to generate prescriptions and defraud Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and one of its prescription drug administrators out of over $13 million in one year has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.   Read More

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Allianz Global Partners with U.S. InsurTech Praedicat in Effort to Identify New Liability Risks Through Big Data   Read More

Aon Names Jason Hogg Leader of Cyber Solutions and CEO of Stroz Friedberg   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Considering Cyberinsurance? Here's What You Need to Know"   
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Hamilton Re Announces Management Team Appointment and Senior Role Change   
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Argo Surety Hires James Bluzard for Contract Surety Unit   
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Carbon Monoxide is Considered a Pollutant for Purposes of the Pollution Exclusion


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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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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