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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...

Terrorism Risk Insurance 2010: Marsh survey reveals more than 60 percent of organizations bought coverage in 2009

By GC Capital Ideas.com Despite an ever-changing terrorism risk insurance market, businesses from every industry sector continue to purchase coverage - more than 60 percent of organizations surveyed by Marsh bought coverage in 2009. This report provides a snapshot of the major issues and...

The Boston Bombing: Early Thoughts On Insurance Coverage

In the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, the insurance industry and federal government took a hard look at insurance coverage and put many provisions in place to address any future attacks. Thankfully, all of that work collected dust for over a decade. But the tragic Boston Marathon bombings changed...

Are Cyber Attacks An Act of "War" Within The Meaning of Liability Policies?

By Douglas M. Palais , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP This question cannot be answered definitively at this time, but should be considered carefully by all insurance professionals. Typical CGL policies exclude acts of terrorism and acts of war. In the past, it was relatively easy to define "war"...