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Legal Tools for Climate Adaptation Advocacy: Flood Insurance
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by Columbia Law - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Flooding is the most common and costly form of nature’s wrath, and its costs are likely to rise as the climate changes and sea levels rise. The federal government has attempted to address flooding through an insurance program aimed at effectively... Read More

McCarter and English LLP on the Virginia Court’s Narrow Reading of “Proximate Cause” Allegations in a Complaint Is Contradicted by a California Court’s Reading of the Same Complaint
Posted on 6 Aug 2012 by Adam Budesheim

By Adam J. Budesheim, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP In AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co. , 725 S.E.2d 532 (Va. 2012), the Supreme Court of Virginia became the first ultimate appellate court to rule on whether general liability policies... Read More

Super Models Are Looking Better Than Ever - What Does That Mean For Insureds?
Posted on 9 Oct 2014 by J. Wylie Donald

By J. Wylie Donald A recent article in Best’s Review , The Rise of the Super Models, by Kate Smith (not Kate Upton, sorry), caught our eye. A lot is going on in the world of computer catastrophe modeling. First, demand by insurers and reinsurers... Read More

Climate Change: A New Era of Old Challenges for the Insurance Industry
Posted on 23 Sep 2013 by Goldberg, Segalla LLP

By James J. Wrynn and Patrick B. Omilian, Attorneys, Goldberg Segalla LLP Are insurers prepared for climate change? A recent report says no, making major news in the insurance industry, and drawing attention to the economic impacts of global warming... Read More

Reaction to the Recent Climate Change Insurance Coverage Decision by the Virginia Supreme Court
Posted on 26 Sep 2011 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. The September 16 decision in Virginia allowing a subsidiary of Zurich to avoid its duty to defend a climate-change related claim is ironic. On the one hand, anthropogenic links to climate change are the subject of considerable... Read More

Earth Day and the LexisNexis Insurance Law Community
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

In celebration of Earth Day, Friday April 22, we invite our Community to access the following insurance resources related to the environment: 1. Environmental Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 27 By Robyn L. Anderson... Read More

McCarter and English LLP on the Virginia Court’s Narrow Reading of “Proximate Cause” Allegations in a Complaint Is Contradicted by a California Court’s Reading of the Same Complaint
Posted on 6 Aug 2012 by Adam Budesheim

By Adam J. Budesheim, Associate, McCarter & English, LLP In AES Corp. v. Steadfast Insurance Co. , 725 S.E.2d 532 (Va. 2012), the Supreme Court of Virginia became the first ultimate appellate court to rule on whether general liability policies... Read More

Reaction to the Recent Climate Change Insurance Coverage Decision by the Virginia Supreme Court
Posted on 26 Sep 2011 by John G. Nevius

By John G. Nevius, Esq., P.E. The September 16 decision in Virginia allowing a subsidiary of Zurich to avoid its duty to defend a climate-change related claim is ironic. On the one hand, anthropogenic links to climate change are the subject of considerable... Read More

Earth Day and the LexisNexis Insurance Law Community
Posted on 22 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

In celebration of Earth Day, Friday April 22, we invite our Community to access the following insurance resources related to the environment: 1. Environmental Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 27 By Robyn L. Anderson... Read More

Why Al Gore and the IPCC ‘Got It Wrong’ on Global Warming
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

Lew Rothstein, Ph.D., principal scientist with WeatherPredict Consulting was on the faculty of “Reinsurance Outlook 2010,” a seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, Rothstein talked... Read More

Lew Rothstein of WeatherPredict on Climate Change
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

Lew Rothstein, Ph.D., principal scientist with WeatherPredict Consulting, was on the faculty of “Reinsurance Outlook 2010,” a seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, shared his views... Read More

Lew Rothstein of WeatherPredict on Sea-Level Rise
Posted on 27 Sep 2010 by HB Litigation Conferences

Lew Rothstein, Ph.D., principal scientist with WeatherPredict Consulting was on the faculty of “Reinsurance Outlook 2010,” a seminar produced earlier this year by HB Litigation Conferences. During a session on climate change, he gave a primer... Read More