Lessons From Past Give Guidance To Sandy-Related Claims

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 12:37 PM EST) -- In the aftermath of Hurricane (or post-tropical cyclone) Sandy,[1] insurers and insureds alike will face a number of complicated insurance coverage issues, to which lessons from previous catastrophic events may shed some light. Given the mandatory evacuation orders issued by the governors of New York, Delaware, New Jersey and Connecticut, civil authority and ingress/egress provisions of property insurance policies will be consulted to determine potential business interruption coverage.

Judicial interpretation of civil authority and ingress/egress provisions in the context of 9/11-related claims and other natural disasters...
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