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Chasing more than rainbows: the flood after the flood – potential claims related to the South Carolina storm damage

USA - October 12 2015 Fortunately, despite being a perennial target every hurricane season, South Carolina rarely experiences extreme weather events, but the recent deluge…

North Carolina federal court upholds application of pollution exclusion to Chinese Drywall claims

USA - August 17 2015 Insurance carriers have been pretty successful in denying coverage for Chinese Drywall claims, even in jurisdictions where the “middle ground”…

Toxic tort causation – differential diagnosis vs. differential etiology

USA - July 21 2015 The general rule in most jurisdictions is that where injury is caused by exposure to some substance, the plaintiff has the burden of proving both…

Tips from “across the pond”: five tips for handling an environmental crisis

Global - July 20 2015 While many of us are about to start (again) on our new year's resolution to lose a few pounds, our blokes from the emerald isles are offering advice…

Insurance coverage for environmental claims: Texas supremes hold CGL policy provides coverage for CERCLA enforcement

USA - July 8 2015 Texas has joined a growing number of jurisdictions which have ruled that enforcement actions by EPA can qualify as a “suit” in a CGL insurance policy…