Conn. Passes Post-Sandy Law For Disaster Claims Mediation

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Friday signed into law a Superstorm Sandy-inspired measure that allows the state insurance department to set up a mediation program for insurance claims stemming from a catastrophe, an endeavor that insurers will have to fund.

Malloy, a Democrat, gave his approval to H.B. 6549, legislation that paves the way for mediation of open property insurance claims arising from catastrophes that have prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency.

George Bradner, the head of the department's property and casualty division,...
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