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June 23, 2011 | Publication| Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation

William (Bill) R. Lewis, Carol M. Rooney

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal (Winter 2011 • Volume 46:2).  Copyright © 2011 American Bar Association.  All Rights Reserved.  Reprinted by permission.  This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or downloaded or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association

November 10, 2014 PublicationThe Absolute Pollution Exclusion: Pollution and Fungus, Wet Rot, Dry Rot, and Bacteria

The history of the pollution exclusion clause in its early forms demonstrates that its purpose was to serve as a broad exclusion for traditional environmentally related damages. The terms of the absolute pollution exclusion suggest that its reach extends well beyond those losses. However, some state and federal courts have cited the early history of the exclusion to narrow its application to traditional environmental pollution. This article notes the impact those disparate views have on coverage for damage due to "contaminants.

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October 01, 2010 PublicationFirst-Party Insurance and Bankruptcy

(TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee - 2010 Fall Newsletter). Copyright © 2010 American Bar Association.  All Rights Reserved.  Reprinted by permission.  This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or downloaded or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

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April 01, 2006 PublicationThe Uncertain Scope of "Hurricane Damage" Under State Valued Policy Laws

The 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons in the Gulf Coast region have highlighted a number of issues that go to the heart of things both personal and governmental. The social and psychological devastation wrought by windstorms like Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, and Rita continue to shape the way the public perceives the region and its public officials. Somewhat less appreciated is the impact that those storms have had upon more prosaic issues like insurance and the value of taxable property that ultimately have broad economic effects on the region as a whole

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PublicationRecent Developments in Property Insurance Law

(Winter 2010 • Volume 45/2).  Copyright © 2009 American Bar Association.  All Rights Reserved.  Reprinted by permission.  This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or downloaded or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

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PublicationRecent Developments In Property Insurance Law

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey. These courts are trying to manage their dockets in ever more efficient ways. As the two year anniversary of the storm approached, more and more suits were filed. These suits address numerous issues, including application of flood sub-limits to coverages other than actual property damage, such as debris removal and time element.

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PublicationTime Element Coverages In Business Interruption Insurance

Time Element Coverages In Business Interruption Insurance.    The Brief, Fall 2007  (ABA, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section)

For the full version of the article, please contact the author.

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PublicationMeasuring Damage in a Megaloss If "Like Kind and Quality" Does Not Exist

Measuring Damage in a Megaloss If "Like Kind and Quality" Does Not Exist.  The Brief, Fall 2006  (ABA, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section)

For the full version of the article, please contact Clark Schirle.

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PublicationProperty Insurance Litigation Handbook, 2007

Property Insurance Litigation Handbook,  2007.  Chapter 9, Motions to Dismiss.   (ABA, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section) 

For the full version of the article, please contact the Clark Schirle.

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