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Property and Casualty Insurance Industry: A Mixed Picture of Present and Future Conditions

Robert P. Hartwig, President, Insurance Information Institute, in a report entitled "Out of the Abyss: Growth, Challenges and Opportunities in the Post-Crisis World," at NCCI's annual issues symposium on May 5, 2011, presented a mixed picture of present and future conditions of the property...

Real Cases in Real Estate by Andrea Lee Negroni, Esq. – May 23rd Update

Real Cases in Real Estate is a weekly update on real estate law, with legal principles illustrated and explained by lawsuits from around the country. The topics are wide-ranging for appeal to a broad spectrum of readers including lawyers, homeowners, investors and the general public. Andrea Lee...

5th Circuit Panel Unable To Resolve Dispute Over Hurricane Post-Loss Assignments

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) In light of the Louisiana Supreme Court's May 10 answer to a certified question regarding post-loss assignments, the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 28 found that it is unable to resolve an appeal by more than 200 insurers challenging approximately 151,000...

Flooding from Irene: Whither the Flood Plain?

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, McCarter & English My train this morning usually continues to New York. Today it terminated in Philadelphia, a victim of the deluge delivered by Hurricane Irene. Amtrak explained: Most Northeast Regional service will operate south of Philadelphia, but no Acela Express...

USCIS: Relief for Nationals from Central America Stranded in the U.S. Due to Extreme Flooding

Extreme flooding occurring in Central America has led U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reminding everyone of immigration benefits available upon request to eligible nationals from countries in that region. USCIS understands that a natural disaster can affect an individual’s...

Vetstein Law Group: “All Risk” Property Insurance Coverage Doesn’t Mean Every Risk

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Insured Gets The Short End Of The Insurance Coverage Stick For Parking Lot & Building Flooding The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has not been too kind to insureds these days. For the second time in 2 months , the SJC has upheld the denial of a property owner's...

Podcast: Selena J. Linde Discusses Hurricane Irene and Insurance Coverage Issues

[ Originally published 08/31/2011 ] On this edition, Selena J. Linde of Perkins Coie in Washington, D.C. discusses insurance claims arising from Hurricane Irene. She reviews business interruption and contingent business interruption claims, differences between flood and hurricane damage and steps...

Vetstein Law Group: Cleaning Up After Hurricane Sandy: Homeowner’s Insurance Coverage & Downed Trees

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Massachusetts Homeowner's Insurance Coverage for Hurricane Damage Although Massachusetts was spared a direct hit by Hurricane Sandy, there are widespread reports of flooding and property damage. Whether the damage to your home from Hurricane Sandy is covered by your...

Northern Colorado immigrants still without homes after the flood

"When more than 300 immigrants lost their trailer homes and apartments in the northern Colorado floods last month, there was heightened concern for their welfare because most don't qualify for government aid. Nearly a month later, immigrants flooded out of their homes in Evans, Milliken and...

New Orleans Flood air view