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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Wednesday, August 23, 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.


Claims Resolution
It Just Got Much Harder to Overturn Insurance Arbitration Awards in Connecticut
The Connecticut Supreme Court has issued a decision that makes it significantly more difficult for insurance companies or policyholders to persuade courts to overturn arbitration awards in insurance coverage disputes.  Read More

Fifth Circuit, Rejecting New York Rulings, Holds That Asbestos Is a Pollutant Under Texas Law
Deciding an issue that has divided courts across the country, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, applying Texas law, has ruled that asbestos is a pollutant for purposes of an insurance policy's pollution exclusion.   Read More

Environmental Liability
Pollution Exclusions Did Not Bar Insurance Coverage for Underground Storage Tank Leak in New Jersey
A federal district court in New Jersey has ruled that pollution exclusions in two insurance policies did not bar coverage of a claim involving a leak of heating oil from an underground storage tank.  Read More

Workers Compensation
Insurers Should Be Reviewing Their Policy Cancellation Practices After This Nebraska Supreme Court Decision
A decision by the Nebraska Supreme Court finding that a workers compensation insurer had not provided sufficient evidence of its cancellation of a workers compensation insurance policy suggests that insurers in Nebraska—and perhaps elsewhere across the United States—should review the way they notify insureds that they are cancelling their policies.   Read More

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Federal Actions

Mylan to Pay $465 Million to Settle Claims It Owed Rebates to Medicaid
Pharmaceutical companies Mylan Inc. and Mylan Specialty L.P. have agreed to pay $465 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly misclassifying EpiPen as a generic drug to avoid paying rebates owed primarily to Medicaid.  Read More

Insurance Fraud
Former NYPD Officer Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Insurance Fraud
Carlos Becker, a former police officer with the New York City Police Department, has been sentenced to two years in prison for submitting a false insurance claim after directing accomplices to burn his car.  Read More

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Blockchain Legal Industry Working Group Adds Law Firms   Read More

XL Catlin Introduces SOAR Program for Select Aviation Clients   
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Legal Malpractice Claims Level Off as Conflicts and Cyber Claims Rise"   
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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Creates Global Contingency and Sports Personal Accident Team   
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UnitedHealth Group Announces New Leadership Roles   
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Sale of Contents of Wrong Storage Unit


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Director, FC&S Legal
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Cort T. Malone, Anderson Kill, P.C.
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