Recent media reports alleging that certain laminate flooring manufactured in China and distributed in the U.S. contains unsafe levels of formaldehyde may have a familiar and frightening ring to them, particularly for insurers...more
A wildfire ravages a community. A family’s home is among those destroyed. It is a total loss. The homeowners are eager to rebuild and turn to their homeowners’ policy. Having purchased coverage on a “replacement-cost” basis,...more
While appraisal is a method of dispute resolution commonly provided for in insurance contracts, many jurisdictions lack a well-developed body of case law addressing questions relating to the scope of appraisal, the role of...more
Originally published in Insurance Law360 on March 5, 2013.
As victims of Superstorm Sandy and their insurers continue to comb through their losses and their insurance policies, it is likely that the underwriting...more
Originally published in Insurance Law360 on January 8, 2013.
While 2012 will no doubt be remembered as the year of Hurricane Sandy, it is likely that 2013 will be a year notable for the proliferation of Sandy-related...more