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The Wait for NFIP Reform Continues

USA - June 3 2019 For the 11th time in the last two years, the House has passed yet another short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The...

Stephanie J. Dinan.

FEMA Reverses Halt to New Flood Policies during Shutdown; New Six-Month NFIP Extension Leaves Debate over Reforms to 116th Congress

USA - January 2 2019 Following criticism from industry groups and members of Congress, FEMA has retreated from a December 27 announcement that it would stop issuing new...

Debate over NFIP Reforms Likely to Extend into 2019

USA - December 12 2018 A new short-term extension through December 21 leaves the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in limbo as Congress grapples with a lengthy to-do...

Stephanie J. Dinan.

National Flood Insurance Program Shows Continued Promise-and Limitations-for Businesses Recovering from Hurricane Loss

USA - September 18 2018 Following record-setting levels of rainfall in the Carolinas from Hurricane Florence, businesses both in and outside of affected areas will likely be...

Borrower Can’t Blindly Rely on Lender’s Appraisal, Court Rules

USA - July 10 2018 A June 19, 2018, decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals will likely make it more difficult for borrowers in the Tar Heel State to sue on the...