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Houston Flooding and Lawyers - A Climate Change Informed View

Occasionally we venture a posting on how lawyers’ business plans incorporate climate change. We have not been a hopeful cheerleader, primarily because our observations confirm that clients don’t hire climate change lawyers,...more

5/28/2015 - Climate Change Expert Witness Flood Insurance Flooding

April Fool's Day Sees National Flood Insurance Rates Rise

So what day would you pick to have your flood insurance premium double? April Fool's Day? You got it. Well, that's a little hyperbolic. Rates aren't doubling instantaneously tomorrow. Instead they are rising...more

4/1/2015 - Commercial Property Owners Flood Insurance Insurance Rates Property Owners

First Circuit Rules Constitution's Appropriations Clause Quashes Flood Policy Claim Lacking Proof-Of-Loss

You know it is not going well when the court cites the Constitution at you in a breach of contract case. But so it went in DeCosta v. Allstate Insurance Co., where the First Circuit last Friday reversed the trial court and...more

9/26/2013 - Flood Insurance Flooding National Flood Insurance Program Proof of Loss Property Damage

Top 6 At 12: Highlights Of The Top Climate Change Stories In The Second Half Of 2012

2012 has drawn to a close. We chronicle here six of the most significant stories on the climate change front in the last six months. For those looking for hope that government is taking action to rein in greenhouse gas...more

1/2/2013 - Climate Change Flood Insurance Hurricane Sandy National Environmental Policies Nuisance

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