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Farella Braun + Martel LLP

[Webinar] Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now - June 23rd, 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT

California is at the start of another dry year, with increased likelihood that the North Bay will experience another active fire season. Fires are always a risk and they are always unpredictable, spread quickly, and can...more

K2 Integrity

Digging Deeper Episode 9: From Hurricane Sandy to a Pandemic – The Role of Integrity Monitoring

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When natural disasters or crises hit, governments deploy resources rapidly to try remediating current or to mitigate future damage. But who watches where the money goes? Tejah Duckworth spent the early part of her career in...more

Moore & Van Allen PLLC

Water Under the Bridge: Revised Interagency Flood Insurance Q&As to Replace Decade-Old Q&As

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For the first time in nearly a decade, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Farm Credit Administration, and the National...more

Ward and Smith, P.A.

"Batten Down the Hatches: Named Storm-Preparedness for Community Associations"

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The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially kicks off in t-minus 13 days, on June 1, 2021, and runs through November 30, 2021. If this season is anything like the last, community associations are in for another year of...more

Opportune LLP

Top 4 Tips When Creating Your Business Continuity Plan

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Find out why developing and continually maintaining a business continuity plan can help energy companies better prepare for unexpected disturbances....more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

The MAE Clause, Mrs. Palsgraf and Events “Arising From or Related To” MAE Exceptions

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in renewed focus on Material Adverse Effect (“MAE”) clauses in public and private acquisition agreements. That focus, by both the courts and academic scholarship, has raised questions about...more

Gray Reed

Deduct the Dogwoods: Tax Deductions for Winter Storm Uri Landscaping Expenses

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When Texas froze in February, I learned a couple of things: i) snow storms have names, and ii) people in my neighborhood aren’t great at covering plants. Those poor sago palms never had a chance....more

McDermott Will & Emery

Weekly IRS Roundup May 3 – May 7, 2021

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Presented below is our summary of significant Internal Revenue Service (IRS) guidance and relevant tax matters for the week of May 3, 2021 – May 7, 2021... May 3, 2021: The IRS issued a news release announcing the opening...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Florida’s Second DCA: Coverage Can Remain at Issue Even After Insurer’s Payment

A Florida appellate court recently made clear that the issue of insurance coverage can remain in dispute, even where an insurer has already paid out some benefits to an insured in connection with a claim.  Avatar Prop. & Cas....more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

What California Wineries Need to Know Now to Prepare for Fire Season

California is at the start of another dry year, with increased likelihood that the North Bay will experience another active fire season. Fires are always a risk and they are always unpredictable — preparing in advance can...more

Baker Donelson

CBCA Decision – CBCA Strictly Enforces Arbitration Filing Deadlines Under the 2018 Disaster Recovery Reform Act

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Section 1219 of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA) permits FEMA Public Assistance applicants to pursue binding arbitration to resolve funding disputes with FEMA. The agency has published a Fact Sheet to provide...more

Chartwell Law

Plaintiff Maintains Initial Burden of Proof to Establish Causation in Hurricane Irma Claims

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Florida Statute §627.70132 allows an insured to make a claim for an alleged hurricane loss within three years of the event. This statute, however, is not a waiver of the insured’s initial burden of proof to establish...more

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Force Majeure In Emerging Markets: Mitigating Risk For Construction And Energy Investors

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Although emerging markets offer a wealth of investment opportunities, political instability and government responses to adverse events present risks for foreign investors. This article considers key dispute risks related to...more

Proskauer - Minding Your Business

Beyond Essential Goods and Services: Price Gouging Laws Being Applied to a Wide Range of Products

The majority of price gouging laws have been activated throughout the country for over a year now, but reports of price gouging continue, along with enforcement and lawsuits. While many are aware that price gouging...more

McAfee & Taft

Oklahoma Tax Commission, IRS grant relief due to severe winter storms

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The Oklahoma Tax Commission has granted relief to taxpayers affected by the severe winter storms that began on February 8, 2021. In granting relief, the Commission took into consideration the relief announced by the Internal...more

Baker Donelson

Considerations for Insurance Providers Handling Commercial Claims from Winter Storm Uri

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A record-breaking natural disaster, Winter Storm Uri, is slated to result in the largest amount of insurance claims in Texas history from a single event. The winter storm swept through the state causing widespread power...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

How a Winter Storm in Texas Hammered the State and its Energy Market, Potentially Causing Greater Economic Loss than Hurricane...

In the days following Texas’s February 2021 winter storm event, unofficially named Winter Storm Uri, we have received many questions from out-of-state colleagues and clients—particularly from those living in colder...more

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“All Things are Ready if our Emergency Plan Be So” Dealing with Emergency Preparedness in California HOAs

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California is used to wildfires. But the Golden State’s record-breaking 2020 wildfire season was particularly brutal. A blistering heat wave fueled dozens of simultaneous fires – conditions that spurred Gov. Gavin Newsom to...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Top Ten Tips for Seeking Enforcement Discretion and Preserving a Weather Disaster Force Majeure Affirmative Defense before the...

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has taken various actions and posted guidance to help regulated entities address operational issues and environmental noncompliance that resulted from power outages, water...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Texas Winter Storms: Evaluating Business Interruption Claims Following a Large-Scale Disaster

Responding to the Texas Winter Storm Crisis: Issue 2—Winter storms and wide-area events like the one that recently devastated Texas leave behind challenging questions about business interruption insurance coverage. ...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Don’t Leave Money on the Table: Beating the Louisiana Department of Revenue at its own Game

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Tax season is well underway, and after a tumultuous year in 2020, businesses may be looking to save money any way they can. Last year presented a different, though equally difficult, set of challenges for state and local...more

Liskow & Lewis

Top 10 Labor and Employment Issues in Bankruptcy

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The next phase in the ever evolving COVID-19 and coronavirus crisis are the upcoming bankruptcies. This year was already shaping up to be an interesting year, but the coronavirus rapidly accelerated bankruptcy declarations....more

Gray Reed

Texas Laws Emergency Contractors Must Know

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As evidenced by the unprecedented arctic weather last week and the resulting fallout, emergency construction services are essential. Freezing temperatures, hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters lead to a high...more

Baker Donelson

Considerations for Insurance Providers Handling Homeowners Claims from Winter Storm Uri

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As Winter Storm Uri swept across Texas over President's Day weekend, the temperature hit record lows and dumped snow in areas that have rarely seen snow before. Millions of people experienced several days of power outages and...more

Lathrop GPM

The Service Interruption Crisis Portends Yet Another Deluge of Insurance Claims and Litigation

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In recent days, we have been watching a disaster play out in Texas. A blast of arctic air that plunged south caused natural gas and oil pipelines to freeze, interrupting the supply of fuel to power plants, and ultimately...more

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