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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Thursday, July 20, 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
Subcontractor's Alleged Negligence Was "Occurrence," Seventh Circuit Says
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, affirming a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, has ruled that a subcontractor's alleged negligence was an "occurrence" for purposes of a commercial general liability insurance policy. Read More

Fire Insurance
Son's Arson Didn't Bar Parents' Recovery No Matter What Exclusion Said, Seventh Circuit Holds
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, affirming a district court's decision, has ruled that an intentional acts exclusion in a homeowners insurance policy conflicted with the Illinois Standard Fire Policy and, as a result, did not preclude parents from recovering for damage suffered after their son intentionally set fire to their home. Read More

Verdicts & Settlements
Insurer Pays $75,000 to Settle Claim That Injury Resulted Because Child's Go-Kart Seatbelt Had Not Been Properly Secured
An insurance company has agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit against an amusement center for a tooth injury allegedly suffered by an eight-year-old girl. Read More

Attorney's Fees
Can Insured Discover Insurer's Attorney Billing Info? No, Texas Supreme Court Decides
The Texas Supreme Court, in a multidistrict litigation involving allegations of underpaid homeowners insurance claims, has ruled that a party's attorney billing information ordinarily was not discoverable. Read More

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Insurance Fraud

Visiting Nurse Service Managed Long-Term Care Plan To Pay $4.4 Million to Settle False Claims Acts Allegations
Visiting Nurse Service of New York and its managed long-term care plan, VNS Choice, will pay a total of $4,392,150 to resolve allegations that the plan improperly obtained public funds and knowingly retained over $1.6 million in Medicaid overpayments. Read More

In the States
Texas Department of Insurance Seeks Applicants for Prior Authorization Advisory Committee
The Texas Department of Insurance is looking for people to serve on the committee that advises the insurance commissioner on development of a standard prior authorization form for prescription drug benefits. Read More

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FC& Legal Publishes "Landmark N.J. Supreme Court Ruling Boosts Fraud Fight"   Read More

Humana and Oscar Health Partner to Offer Technology-Driven Commercial Small Business Health Insurance, Beginning in Nashville Area
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The Institutes Form Blockchain Consortium for Risk and Insurance Industry  
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Now You See It (Now You Don't?) - Recent Insurer Efforts to Void Coverage Based on New York Rescission Law"   
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Warren Buffett Donates Berkshire Hathaway Shares Valued at $3.17 Billion to Charity   
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60px_newMeyerowitz Steven A. Meyerowitz, ESQ.
Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Mitchell J. Auslander, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Carrie Cope, Cope Ehlers, P.C.
Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Norton Rose Fulbright
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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