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Reed Smith Hurricane Maria Disaster Relief Resources Guide

Industry insured losses for Hurricane Maria are estimated to be between US$40 billion and US $85 billion. Puerto Rico, alone, will account for more than 85% of the loss. Individuals impacted by Hurricane Maria will generally...more

Business Income / Contingent Business Income After a Disaster

As with the attacks of September 11, 2001, and the hurricanes of 2005 in the Gulf of Mexico, the 2017 hurricanes that devastated the southeastern United States will spawn a host of “time element” claims: claims based upon...more

Reed Smith Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Resources Guide

As individuals and businesses begin the difficult clean-up and rebuilding process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many companies are asking what they can do to assist their impacted employees. In many instances,...more

Hurricane Harvey: Policyholders Need to Act Promptly to Preserve Rights to Insurance

Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath have leveled unprecedented destruction and damage on Southeast Texas, and caused massive property damage and business disruption. Impacts are being felt well inland, and are extending to...more

Insurance Coverage for Global Warming Liability – An Increasingly Hot Topic

Three recent California lawsuits against some of the country’s largest energy companies represent the latest effort by civil litigants to obtain legal relief for damages allegedly sustained because of climate change. Although...more

Hurricane Season: Time to Determine Whether You're Covered for Weather

June 1 brings the beginning of the 2016 hurricane season. These storms have the potential to cause devastating damage for companies who own property such as apartment buildings, hotels, factories, retail outlets, warehouses...more

Policyholders with Long-Tail Claims Under Liberty Mutual Policies Should Be Prepared for 'Sea Change' in Claims Handling After...

On July 17, 2014, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company announced that it had entered into a multi-billion-dollar “retroactive reinsurance” arrangement with National Indemnity Company (“NICO”), a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway,...more

Protecting Your Insurance Rights As A Result of the West Virginia Chemical Leak

Last Thursday’s chemical leak in Charleston, West Virginia, has cut off water to nearly 300,000 people. Businesses in the area have been forced to close, and must remain closed until the city can decontaminate the water...more

Telephone Consumer Protection Act Damages are Insurable, According to Illinois Supreme Court

Companies defending claims in Illinois that they violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) can breathe a sigh of relief: damages under the Act are insurable, according to the Illinois Supreme Court. Interpreting...more

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