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Homeowners’ Defense Act Approved by House Committee

On April 27, 2010, the Homeowners' Defense Act of 2009, H.R. 2555 (the "Act") was passed by the House of Representatives' Financial Services Committee by a vote of 39-26, and will head to the House floor for a full vote, although no date has yet been set. As we reported here , Representative...

Earthquakes, Floods, and Disasters Near and Far: Policyholders Should Look For Cover In The Coverage

By Sherilyn Pastor, Ira Gottlieb, and Nicholas M. Insua, Attorneys, McCarter & English, LLP The recent devastating and tragic earthquake in Japan and flooding in the northeastern United States should serve to remind businesses of the ever-present need to consider their insurance policies as a...

Earthquake/Tsunami Resource Center – Insurance Experts Speak Out on Business Interruption Claims and Other Key Issues

After March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, U.S. businesses with Japanese operations, suppliers or customers have assuredly taken a close look at the business interruption language in their property policies. To remain up-to-date on the coverage issues raised by these catastrophic events, we invite...

Insurance Implications in the Wake of Hurricane Irene

After Hurricane Irene, individuals and businesses will face property losses and interruption of business and will look to insurers for coverage of these multi-faceted losses. To remain up-to-date on the coverage issues raised by Hurricane Irene and similar natural events, we invite our Community to access...