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FEMA’s Commonly Misinterpreted ‘50% Rule’

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Did you know that a residential structure is three times as likely to experience a flood than a fire over the 30-year life of a mortgage? In fact, flooding is the most common type of natural disaster in the United States and...more

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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update - June 2022

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In late 2016, a roofing contractor stepped through the insured’s roof resulting in damage to the roof and internal water damage. The insured did not file a claim with its property insurer until early 2018, more than a year...more

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Waste Water and Ambiguities: Oklahoma Supreme Court Affirms that Carrier Must Defend Oil and Gas Company in Property Damage Suit

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In Crown Energy Co. v. Mid-Continent Cas. Co., Case No. 116989, 2022 WL 2128667 (Okla. June 14, 2022), the Oklahoma Supreme Court concluded that seismic activity caused by water waste disposal wells in oil and gas operations...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Bridges, Natural Disasters and Liability - The Skanska Decision (Part 2)

In the last edition of The Site Report, we discussed the legal issues surrounding the damage caused by Skanska's construction barges to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge ("Bridge") between Pensacola, Florida and Gulf Breeze,...more

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Losses Reported by Property Insurer’s Customers Constitute “Claims” Under Insurer’s E&O Policy

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The United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, applying Louisiana law, has held that losses reported by customers of an insurance company, for which the customers had no coverage due to the alleged...more

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Proper Collection, Handling, Storage & Disposal of Physical Evidence

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Whether a property damage loss involves vehicle impact, structural collapse, construction defect, equipment failure, fire or explosion, hail, lightning, storm, animal activity, or water, at some point the expert may need to...more

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Insurance Update - June 2022

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Coverage disputes often center on whether the policy language is clear. Under the rules of contract construction, unambiguous language in an insurance policy must be given its plain and ordinary meaning. Sometimes,...more

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The Louisiana Court of Appeal Gets It Right on COVID Coverage

This week the Louisiana Court of Appeal found coverage for coronavirus and COVID-19 claims by reading the actual insurance policy language and relying on long-established precedent governing the interpretation of insurance...more

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Continuing Use of CGL Policies to Cover Data Breach Losses

Our lives and the products and devices we use become more dependent on data by the day. As a result, cyberattacks and data breaches present everchanging risks to companies and individuals, and the importance of applicable...more

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Major Earthquakes: What to Expect During & After Seismic Events

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Consider the things you rely on during a normal day that support your routines and well-being—lifelines such as electricity, water, gas, roadways, public transportation, bridges, and others commonly thought of as essentials...more

White and Williams LLP

Hold on Just One Second: Texas Clarifies Starting Point for Negligence Statute of Limitations

In construction or similar ongoing projects, problems often pop up. Sometimes they can pop up again and again. Making things even more complicated, one problem may affect another, seemingly new problem. When these...more

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May 2022 Property Insurance Law Updates

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Issues to Watch - 1. Causation—What is an insured’s burden when the claimed loss involves a mix of covered and non-covered causes? Overstreet v. Allstate Vehicle & Prop. Ins. Co., No. 21-10462, 2022 WL 1579278 (5th Cir....more

White and Williams LLP

The Blame Game: Georgia Updates Its Apportionment of Fault Statute to Apply to Single-defendant Lawsuits

For all cases filed after May 13, 2022, Georgia has amended its apportionment of fault statute, O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33. The amendment affects subsection (b), which formerly stated that in actions brought against “more than one...more

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Storm Damage Repair Requirements: Identifying Damage & Applying the Building Code

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When performing inspections of buildings or structures after a catastrophic event, such as a hurricane, several types of damage conditions may be encountered. The unpredictability of storms can present many challenges when...more

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What Landlords and Tenants Need to Know This Hurricane Season (UPDATED)

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This year, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting another above-average Atlantic hurricane season, which runs June 1 through November 30. NOAA is predicting between 14 and 21 named...more

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Bad Faith on the Bayou

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The last few years have brought unprecedented hurricane seasons in the Gulf South, with Louisiana’s coastal communities bearing much of the impact. Those storms brought property damage; that property damage brought insurance...more

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Intentional Act Without Intent to Harm May Not Be an Occurrence

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An intentional act may not be an “occurrence” even when there is no intent to cause harm, according to a California appellate court’s recent ruling in Ghukasian v. Aegis Security Insurance Co.1 Ghukasian involved an insured...more

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When an Intentional Act Results in Injury or Damage, it is not an Accident within the Meaning of an Insurance Policy Even When the...

In Maryam Ghukasian v. Aegis Security Insurance Company (No. B311310, filed April 14, 2022, and certified for publication on May 5, 2022), the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Second Appellate District held that...more

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A Few Things You Should Know in Case of Windstorm Damage to Your Home or Building

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North Carolinians know when Hurricane season begins and ends; we know what a "spaghetti model" is; and we know who in our neighborhood has a generator!  But do we know enough about windstorm insurance policies and how to...more

Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

Wildfire Season is Here: Will Your Company’s Insurance Policy Withstand the Heat?

Wildfire season typically occurs between July and November in California. However, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection maintains global warming is causing wildfire seasons to start earlier and last...more

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Virginia Federal Court Reaffirms Construction Defect Claims Not Covered by CGL Policies

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Third-party claims seeking damages for faulty workmanship that results in property damage are covered under general liability policies in most jurisdictions. Virginia is not one of them. A federal district court recently...more

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Construction-Related Property Damage/Insurance Coverage: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Silica Dust Exclusion

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (“Eighth Circuit”) addressed in a May 18th Opinion whether an insurance policy addressed certain alleged dust-related property damage. See Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance...more

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Insurance Update - May 18 2022

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You’ll find some notable decisions in our May Insurance Update. Appeals over pandemic-related business interruption losses have made their way up to state high courts. And so far, these courts have continued the trend...more

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Fourth Circuit Holds Insurer’s Violation of North Carolina Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act Warranted Trebling of...

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On April 18, 2022, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed an insured’s claim against its own property insurer for violation of the North Carolina’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act (“UDTPA”) in a rare published...more

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Louisiana Federal Court Latest to Find Pandemic-Related Losses Not to Trigger “Business Interruption Coverage” Under Commercial...

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In a win for Wiley’s client, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, applying Louisiana law, granted an insurer’s motion to dismiss with prejudice, finding that an insured hotel’s economic...more

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