• Earthquakes and Insurance

    Earthquakes and Insurance Summary Mother Nature is a powerful and uncontrollable force. Of all the natural events that occur, earthquakes are among the most destructive. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), our nation experiences approximately 20,000 earthquakes a year, mostly small....

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  • Does My Business Need Flood Insurance?

    Does My Business Need Flood Insurance? Of all the natural disasters, floods are the most common. Yet many businesses and homeowners do not carry insurance to protect them from this potentially devastating risk. The standard ISO commercial property and businessowners policies do not provide...

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  • City of New York v. Smart Apartments LLC

    City of New York v. Smart Apartments LLC Click Here for FC&S Legal Expert Analysis   City of New York v. Smart Apartments LLC 39 Misc.3d 221 Supreme Court, New York County, New York. The CITY OF NEW YORK , Plaintiff,

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  • Home Sharing

    Home Sharing Summary : While ride sharing and car sharing have gotten lots of media attention, home sharing is another sharing system. People rent rooms or homes for short periods of time or exchange their homes for someone else's for a given time. Similar to ride and car sharing, there are...

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  • Home Sharing

    Home Sharing Summary : While ride sharing and car sharing have gotten lots of media attention, home sharing is another sharing system. People rent rooms or homes for short periods of time or exchange their homes for someone else's for a given time. Similar to ride and car sharing, there are...

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  • Insurance, Ebola, and Viruses

    Insurance, Ebola, and Viruses In 2012 H1N1 was the medical issue taking the world by storm; people feared a pandemic and what that would do to the economy and society as a whole. This year the feared disease is Ebola; harder to spread, but much more deadly once contracted. As of October tenth,...

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  • Swiss Re Releases Chilling New Report, “The Big One: The East Coast’s USD100 Billion Hurricane”

    Swiss Re Releases Chilling New Report, “The Big One: The East Coast’s USD100 Billion Hurricane” Swiss Re natural hazards expert Megan Linkin has assessed a historical hurricane event in the Northeast and found that, when recreated with today's property conditions, it would...

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  • New Jersey Court Seeks to Accelerate Superstorm Sandy Cases

    New Jersey Court Seeks to Accelerate Superstorm Sandy Cases The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey – where over 1,000 Superstorm Sandy-related cases are pending nearly two years after the October 2012 storm – has issued a standing order intending to accelerate resolution of the...

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  • Superstorm Sandy: Narragansett Bay Insurance to Pay $327,400 to Settle State Charges It Failed to Perform Timely Inspections on Sandy Claims

    Superstorm Sandy: Narragansett Bay Insurance to Pay $327,400 to Settle State Charges It Failed to Perform Timely Inspections on Sandy Claims Narragansett Bay Insurance Company will pay a $327,400 penalty to New York regulators to settle charges it failed to perform timely inspections of...

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  • Winter of 2014 Expected To Be One of the Top 5 Costliest Since 1980

    Winter of 2014 Expected To Be One of the Top 5 Costliest Since 1980 Near-record snowfall and prolonged extreme cold throughout many parts of the United States have resulted in insured losses from winter storms of more than $1.5 billion thus far, according to the  Insurance Information...

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