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TODAY'S TOP DEVELOPMENTS Friday, October 7, 2016  

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.


Consumer Protection
Court Dismisses Claim That Allstate Violated Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Law in Sale of "All Perils" Landlord Policy
A federal district court in Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Allstate Indemnity Company had engaged in deceptive conduct during the solicitation or sale of an "All Risks" insurance policy to the owners of property rented to college students. Read More

Best of September
Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments for September
Here are the Top 10 Insurance Coverage Case Law Developments for September 2016. Read More

Automobile Insurance
Here's Why an Arizona Appeals Court Upheld a $500,000 Bad Faith Award – But Rejected a $1 Million Punitive Damages Award
An appellate court in Arizona has upheld a $500,000 compensatory damages award in a bad faith case against an insurance company, but has reversed a $1 million punitive damages award. Read More

Life Insurance
Accident Policy Did Not Cover Truck Driver's Death from Pulmonary Embolism, Even if Sitting for Extended Periods of Time Increased His Risk, Michigan Court Decides
A federal district court in Michigan has rejected a claim for accidental death benefits for a truck driver who died in his truck from a pulmonary embolism, notwithstanding that sitting for extended periods of time, as the truck driver did, was a risk factor for a pulmonary embolism. Read More

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Federal Actions

Senators Ask Justice Department to Consider Investigating Mylan's Medicaid Rebates to States
U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have called on the Department of Justice to consider investigating whether Mylan Pharmaceuticals violated the law when it apparently misclassified its EpiPen product "in order to pay a lower rebate to states and reap huge profits at the expense of taxpayers." Read More

Workers Compensation
Iowa Insurance Division Announces $8 Million Second Injury Fund Assessment 
The Iowa Insurance Division, which supervises all insurance business transacted in the state, has decided that sufficient funds were not available to meet the liabilities of the Second Injury Fund. Therefore, it has imposed an $8 million assessment on insurers and self-insured employers in the state. Read More

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Travelers Risk Index Identifies Top Concerns of Consumers and Business Leaders Read More

Senior Executives Demonstrating Healthy Behaviors Is More Impactful Than Financial Incentives in Employee Health Plan Participation, Wells Fargo Study Finds 
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Nearly Five Million More U.S. Households Have Life Insurance Coverage, LIMRA Finds 
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FC&S Legal Publishes "D&O Insurance – Issues to Consider Before a Claim Arises" in its Flagship Publication, the Insurance Coverage Law Report 
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FC&S Legal Publishes "Issues Arising After Breach of the Duty to Defend – Part I" in its Flagship Publication, the Insurance Coverage Law Report 
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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
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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
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Seth B. Schafler, Proskauer Rose LLP
Thomas F. Segalla, Goldberg Segalla
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