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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Monday, July 31, 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.


Alternative Risk and Captives
County's Insurance Did Not Waive Immunity as to Claim Arising Out of a Battery, Nebraska's Supreme Court Rules
The Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a county had not waived its immunity to a lawsuit by a city merely by obtaining a liability insurance policy, where the city's claim arose from a battery.  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Dog Bite from Parked Car Was Not an "Auto Accident," Maine's Top Court Rules
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine has ruled that an automobile insurance company was not obligated to cover a woman's claim that she had been bitten by a dog in a parked car, because that was not an "auto accident."  Read More

Automobile Insurance
Plaintiff's Two Theories May Leave Hertz Liable for Damages to Her Parked Car
A plaintiff in New York whose car allegedly was damaged as a result of the negligence of an individual driving a rental truck owned by Hertz may be able to recover her damages from Hertz - notwithstanding the federal Graves Amendment.  Read More

State Farm's Subrogation Action Against U.S. Is Blocked by Federal Tort Claims Act
A federal district court in Florida has ruled that the Federal Tort Claims Act precluded a subrogation action brought by an insurer against the United States stemming from an accident between its insured and a U.S. Postal Service truck.  Read More

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In the States

New York Regulator Urges Insurers to Promote Green Practices
The superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services has issued a circular letter urging all life, property and casualty, and health insurers authorized to do business in New York to promote, adopt, manage, and maintain practices to protect the environment.  Read More

In the States
Colorado's Insurance Commissioner Named Head of Department of Regulatory Agencies
Marguerite Salazar, the insurance commissioner of Colorado, has been named the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.  Read More

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FC&S Legal Publishes "Can a Chapter 11 Liquidating Trustee Pursue Claims under the Debtor's D&O Insurance Policies? The Sixth Circuit Says No!"   Read More

The Hartford Introduces New Management Liability Coverage for Nonprofits   
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Bright Health to Broaden Insurance Coverage in Colorado   
Read More Introduces New Health Insurance Products   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "6 Tips for Investigating Lead Poisoning Claims"   
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Are Spare Auto Parts Covered on the Homeowners Policy


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Associate Director, FC&S Legal
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Anjali C. Das, Wilson Elser
John F. Finnegan, Norton Rose Fulbright US 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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