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Beyond Ponzi schemes and pandemics, links from the 2009 editions of NU’s E&S/Specialty Lines Extra e-newsletter took readers to articles about more expected topics–the impacts of a down economy, prevailing market conditions, and details of coverage for unusual risks.

But readers looking for an article about the passage of a federal surplus lines reform bill or the return of hard-market pricing will have to wait to 2010 at the earliest, experts say.

Below we digest the last seven of the Top-10 stories impacting the surplus lines and admitted specialty markets in 2009. (The recap of the top-three stories are in this edition’s lead article.)

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