J. Wylie Donald

J. Wylie Donald

McCarter & English, LLP

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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

Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars

Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst...more

5/26/2015 - Climate Change FEMA Flood Zones Flooding Mandatory Evacuation US Army Corps of Engineers Zoning Laws

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

Call For Comments On The Third National Climate Assessment

The draft “National Assessment of Supply Chain and Other Developing Risks” was issued just last month. It outlined increasing threats to infrastructure, food and water supplies, air quality, national security, public health...more

2/4/2013 - Air Quality Standards Climate Assessment Report Climate Change Flooding Hurricane Irene Hurricane Sandy Infrastructure Ports Sea Levels Storm Water

Delaware Advisory Committee Suggests Mandatory Disclosure Of Rising Sea Levels In Real Estate Contracts

If the State dropped a notice in the mail advising you that 10% of your property was going to be condemned without compensation, you would immediately hire a lawyer, seek out the press and raise holy **** about the trampling...more

1/15/2013 - Duty to Disclose Flooding Sea Levels

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