Post-Sandy Flood Damage: Insurance Brokers May Be Liable

Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 12:00 AM EST) -- Many companies affected by Superstorm Sandy, including those in designated flood zones, have since discovered that they did not have flood insurance. In such situations, their insurance broker may have breached its duty to advise the companies of the availability of flood insurance and may therefore be liable for some or all of the flood damage. States offer many different and nuanced approaches regarding the duties of insurance brokers and policyholders, which can be illustrated by looking at case law from New Jersey and New York,...
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