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Oil Spill Derailments Pose Challenge For Insurers

In the past year alone, five fiery oil train derailments have made front-page news by causing both catastrophic bodily injury and property damage in rural towns across Canada and the United States, including the 74-car...more

3/6/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Oil & Gas Oil Spills Railroads

Far-Ranging Consequences Of Superstorm Sandy Legislation

The damage and dislocation caused by Superstorm Sandy have triggered the recent passage of numerous bills by the New York Legislature. One of the most controversial governmental responses is embodied in two similar bills —...more

7/5/2013 - Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses Contract Drafting Hurricane Sandy Insurers Natural Disasters New Legislation Proposed Legislation

Retroactive Application of New York's Proposed Anti-Concurrent Causation Bill Faces Uphill Battle

If the recently proposed anti-concurrent causation bill in New York (Assembly No. A07455/ Senate No. S05581) is enacted, it is unclear what arguments will be made regarding its application. However, any arguments that the...more

5/30/2013 - Anti-Concurrent Causation Clauses Hurricane Sandy Insurers Proposed Legislation Retroactive Application

Hurricane Sandy's Civil Authority Issues Bear Watching by Reinsurers

As both insurers and reinsurers are well aware by now, the destructive path left by Hurricane Sandy in many Northeast states such as New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey was devastating. To date, reports have estimated...more

4/16/2013 - Business Interruption Civil Authority Coverage Hurricane Sandy Natural Disasters Reinsurance

Brace Yourselves For More Sandy-Related Litigation

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

1/9/2013 - Appraisal Homeowner's Insurance Hurricane Sandy

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