Insurance Broker Relationships: Handle With Care

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 12:18 PM EST) -- In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, many businesses and organizations have turned to their insurance brokers for assistance with the difficult process of identifying causes of loss, documenting loss amounts, reviewing available coverages, notifying insurers and preparing insurance claims. This is not surprising as brokers can be a tremendous resource — particularly in the wake of a disaster of Sandy’s magnitude.

However, communications with brokers are often not legally privileged, and the same is true with respect to insurance brokers’ analyses, mental impressions and other work...
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