Post-Katrina Law Unlikely To Smooth Sandy Coverage Battles

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Earlier this year, Congress adopted legislation to sort out fights over whether private insurers covering wind damage or the government-backed flood insurance program should foot the bill for properties wiped out by hurricanes, but experts say regulators will be hard-pressed to implement the law in time for the barrage of Hurricane Sandy claims now expected.

With Sandy wreaking havoc on coastal properties, attorneys predict there will be substantial litigation over whether wind or flooding was to blame for properties that were completely destroyed. Scores of similar...
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