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National Disasters Implicate Property and Casualty Claims

By Robert Hille, Partner, Kalison, McBride, Jackson & Murphy, P.A. The World Trade Center attack, Hurricane Katrina and now the BP oil spill – three national disasters implicating coverage under several types of property and casualty policies, but with varying results depending on which...

Richard P. Lewis and Michael N. DiCanio on "Cleaning Up the Mess: Business Income Coverage in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina”

By Richard P. Lewis and Michael N. DiCanio, Attorneys, Reed Smith LLP In their article, “Cleaning Up the Mess: Business Income Coverage in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina” appearing in the May/June 2010 issue of Coverage, Richard P. Lewis and Michael N. DiCanio examine cases addressing...

Wystan M. Ackerman and Seth A. Schmeeckle on “Handling the Flood of Coverage Litigation: Lessons Learned from Katrina”

By Wystan M. Ackerman and Seth A. Schmeeckle In their article, “Handling the Flood of Coverage Litigation: Lessons Learned from Katrina,” Wystan M. Ackerman and Seth A. Schmeeckle examine a number of insurance coverage cases that arose in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and note that...

New Developments in Chinese Drywall Claims -- Summer 2010

By Ellen Clarke and Sallie Kraus The pace of litigation in the Chinese drywall ("CDW") claims has escalated in recent months. It is alleged that the gypsum that was used to manufacture that drywall came from particular Chinese mines and became contaminated with other potentially dangerous...

State Sponsored Homeowner's Insurance and Bad Faith Breach of Insurance Contract Claims: The Applicability of Sovereign Immunity

By Douglas Scott MacGregor Eight coastal states in the Southeastern United States are especially vulnerable to property damage from hurricanes. For homeowners in these eight states, the continuing threat of violent storms means homeowner’s insurance is a costly necessity. Over the last quarter...

Earth Day and the LexisNexis Insurance Law Community

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, Kimberly K. Winter, Jessica E. Merrigan, and...

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Agencies Issue Statement on Increased Maximum Flood Insurance Coverage for Other Residential Buildings

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Farm Credit Administration, the National Credit Union Administration, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, the Agencies), recently issued an announcement regarding the implementation...