Insurance Law for Climate Related Claims

Insurance Law for Climate Related Claims

   By Delmar R. Ehrich, Diana Young Morrissey, and Daniel J. Herber; General Editor Bradley M. Marten


The insurance industry is facing enormous challenges in light of the dramatic growth in claims related to climate change. This rise in claims will surely result in extensive insurance coverage litigation. This pamphlet addresses the types of claims likely to be asserted and the types of defenses likely to be raised. It also provides practical advice to corporate decision makers, risk managers, corporate counsel, and practitioners who may need to address and even litigate some of the more contentious issues in insurance coverage for alleged climate-related losses.


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Delmar R. Ehrich, a partner at Faegre & Benson LLP, is a nationally-recognized trial lawyer focusing his practice on complex environmental and natural resource damage litigation. For more than 25 years, he has represented business clients in a wide variety of litigation and administrative proceedings involving all of the major federal environmental statutes.


Diana Young Morrissey of counsel at Faegre & Benson LLP, has litigated cases in the state and federal courts of over 20 states and in a variety of trial, mediation and arbitration settings. Building on her experience in professional and product liability defense, Diana counsels and represents corporate clients on insurance coverage and risk management issues.


Daniel J. Herber, an associate at Faegre & Benson LLP, litigates environmental, climate, and agribusiness matters. He assists companies in navigating state and federal litigation with a focus on environmental, insurance, and product liability law.

Bradley M. Marten, founder and Managing Partner of Marten Law PLLC, is consistently ranked by his peers as one of the nation's top environmental lawyers. He is a Regent of the American College of Environmental Lawyers and Chairs its Policy Committee. He is listed as a top environmental lawyer in the Best Lawyers in America, Chambers, and the International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers, and been recognized in many other publications for his work in the environmental law field over a 25 year career. Brad represents both corporate and public clients in matters touching on most of the major environmental and energy practice areas. He is the General Editor for the LexisNexis Global Climate Change Special Pamphlet Series.