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Environmental Insurance Defined
Posted on 21 Feb 2013 by Anthony M Saunders

Anthony Saunders is an insurance broker and specializes in the identification of environmental liabilities and creating environmental sustainability through insurance covers. Why? Without environmental insurance, the costs of rectifying unabated pollution... Read More

Attorneys May Seek Guidance from Insurance Coverage Attorneys In Order to Better Assist Their Clients
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP As an insurance coverage lawyer, I am often asked to assist other lawyers in dealing with insurance issues that affect their clients. Insurance coverage is not intuitive. In many instances, counsel... Read More

Mealey's Reports: Excess insurers say no coverage is afforded for gulf oil spill
Posted on 26 May 2010 by Gina Cappello

HOUSTON – (Mealey’s) Transocean Ltd.’s excess insurers filed a complaint for declaratory judgment Friday in a Texas federal court, seeking a ruling that no additional insured coverage is owed to BP plc. with respect to pollution claims... Read More

Two Key Rulings Pending in Global Warming Suits
Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. On Tuesday, April 19, 2011, two separate oral arguments were held that will help determine the future of climate-change litigation - and whether and how insurance coverage is available to defend against certain climate... Read More

Insurers Encourage Green Building with Endorsements and Discounts
Posted on 14 Jun 2010 by InsureReinsure: The Insurance-Reinsurance Blog

Insurers and regulators are addressing Green Building issues at breakneck speed. With state regulators approving new policy endorsements and insurers offering Green Building discounts, insuring properties that are “green” is here to stay.... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: Virginia Court to Decide the First Climate Change-Related Insurance Coverage Case
Posted on 21 May 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Julia Ciardullo, Fellow, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School On April 19, 2011, the same day the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in American Electric Power Co. Inc., et al., v. Connecticut, et al. , the Supreme Court... Read More

BP Oil Spill Could Be Worse Than Any Hurricane Damage and Much More Widespread - Even Florida's East Coast of Could Be Impacted
Posted on 3 May 2010 by William F. "Chip" Merlin, Jr.

By Chip Merlin, Managing Partner, Merlin Law Group I hate to make doomsday predictions, but there is a possibility that the BP Oil Spill could be worse than any hurricane or catastrophe that I have been involved with. I spent yesterday speaking with... Read More

Attorneys May Seek Guidance from Insurance Coverage Attorneys In Order to Better Assist Their Clients
Posted on 27 Jun 2011 by johnlwatkins

By John L. Watkins, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP As an insurance coverage lawyer, I am often asked to assist other lawyers in dealing with insurance issues that affect their clients. Insurance coverage is not intuitive. In many instances... Read More

Looking Forward and Looking Back - Some Climate Change Response Perspectives and Predictions
Posted on 10 Jan 2011 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald, Partner, English & McCarter Another year done, another time to look back and to look forward. In the climate change space, the increasing tempo of regulation was halted, but that does not mean that there were not significant... Read More