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Why Do I Have A Hurricane Harvey Claim From Hoboken?, Monday, September 11, 2017, Authored by Shannon O'Malley

Hurricane Harvey and Concurrent Causation in Louisiana, Friday, September 01, 2017, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

When Perils Combine – Concurrent Causation and Texas Law, Thursday, August 31, 2017, Authored by Shannon O'Malley

Dual Boston Blazes Prompt a New Look at Construction Risks, Thursday, August 03, 2017, Authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Florida Should Move Away From Lex Loci Contractus, Friday, July 07, 2017, Authored by Christine Renella

Spiral Dynamics and the Vanishing Jury Trial, Friday, July 07, 2017, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

Even Surplus Lines Laws Are Bigger and Better in Texas, Monday, June 12, 2017, Authored by Victoria Vish

Why Menchaca Changes Nothing for Appraisal Law, Tuesday, June 06, 2017, Authored by Lindsey Bruning and Tyler McGuire

Insurance Takeaways From Texas’ New Hailstorm Bill, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

The Insurer’s Dilemma: To Produce, or Not to Produce?, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, Authored by Victoria Vish

Lawyers in Flow: Get out of your Head and into your Case, Friday, April 14, 2017, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

A Reprieve from the Deluge of Hail Litigation in Texas, Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Authored by Victoria Vish and James Holbrook

Saving Lawyers 1 Less Drink at a Time: The Not-So-Obvious Link Between Alcohol and Anxiety, Monday, February 13, 2017, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

Clearing up the Smoke: Insurance and Marijuana, Friday, February 03, 2017, Authored by Deepa Sutherland, Christopher Troy and Hernán Cipriotti

The Implications of Insureds’ Illegal Conduct, Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Authored by Deepa Sutherland and Hernán Cipriotti

Saving the Lawyers One Breath at a Time: Mindfulness in the Law, Thursday, January 12, 2017, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

2016 Highlights From Indirect Purchaser Class Actions, Friday, December 23, 2016, Authored by Christina Tabacco and Zelle partner Christopher Micheletti

How Gov’t Shutdowns Impact Event Cancellation Policies, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, Authored by Isabella Stankowski-Booker

The 9/11 Litigation - The "Number of Occurrences" Dispute of the Century, Thursday, November 03, 2016, Authored by Kristin Suga Heres and Patricia St. Peter

Bad Faith Conduct: How Bad is Bad Enough Under PA Law?, Friday, September 30, 2016, Authored by Megan Shutte

Texas Says ‘No Way’ to One Way’s Hail Damage Claim, Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

How Appraisal Protects Against Texas Insurance Code Abuse, Thursday, September 22, 2016, Authored by Shannon O'Malley

Tropical Storm Hermine | A Quick Reference Compliance Guide to Adjusting Storm Related Claims in Florida, Saturday, September 03, 2016, Authored by Anaysa Gallardo Stutzman and Christine Renella

Attys Should Object to Boilerplate Discovery Objections, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, Authored by Jennifer Hoffman

Will Texas Stay Moderate When it Comes to e-Discovery?, Friday, April 08, 2016, Authored by Shannon O'Malley

What Constitutes ‘Physical Loss’ for Property Insurance?, Monday, April 04, 2016, Authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Cyber Risks and Insurance in the Marine Industry, Monday, March 14, 2016, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

Texas Tornadoes: Why Risk Mitigation Matters, Friday, March 04, 2016, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

Important Decision Impacting Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege, Thursday, February 25, 2016, Authored by Megan Shutte

The Argument for Utmost Good Faith in Property Insurance, Thursday, December 10, 2015, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

Laminate Flooring and Chinese Drywall: Where Are We Now?, Thursday, November 12, 2015, Authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Waiving the Right to Appraisal Just Got Easier in Texas, Thursday, October 08, 2015, Authored by Kristin Cummings

Insurance Chain Reaction from the Tianjin Port Explosion, Tuesday, September 29, 2015, Authored by Qianwei Fu

Legal v. Illegal Drugs in Event Cancellation Policies, Tuesday, September 08, 2015, Authored by Isabella Stankowski-Booker

Death v. Suicide in Event Cancellation Policies, Thursday, August 27, 2015, Authored by Isabella Stankowski-Booker

The Wild West of Improper Joinder in North Texas, Monday, August 17, 2015, Authored by Jennifer Gibbs

A Primer on Insurance Dispute Resolution in China, Tuesday, July 14, 2015, Co-authored by Qianwei Fu,

A Primer on Insurance Underwriting in China, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Co-authored by Qianwei Fu

Will Insurers Respond To The Texas Floods?, Friday, June 05, 2015, Authored by Lindsey Bruing

Texas Court Talks Insurance And Actual Cash Value, Wednesday, April 08, 2015, Authored by Shannon O'Malley

Can A House Be An Advertisement? The 5th Circ. Thinks So, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Authored by Kristin C. Cummings

Is Laminate Flooring The New Drywall For Insurers?, Friday, March 06, 2015, Authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Don’t Mess With Texas Adjusters In Hail Damage Claims, Friday, February 06, 2015, Authored by Jennifer L. Gibbs

5th Circ. Highlights Importance Of Claim Investigation, Friday, January 09, 2015, Authored by Kristin C. Cummings

Fracking Bans Don't Trigger Civil Authority Coverage, Wednesday, January 07, 2015, Co-authored by James W. Holbrook, III and Shannon M. O'Malley

Competing Claims Challenges And The Right To Recover, Tuesday, January 06, 2015, Authored by Patricia St. Peter

Texas High Court Doesn’t Take Fishing Expedition Bait, Tuesday, December 02, 2014, Co-authored by Brad E. Brewer and Jennifer L. Gibbs

Property Insurance May Mitigate Ebola-Related Losses, Monday, November 03, 2014, Authored by Jennifer L. Gibbs

Testing Texas CGL Coverage For 3rd Party Products, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Authored by Kristin C. Cummings

Summary Judgment is No Dress Rehearsal, Friday, October 17, 2014, Authored by Patricia St. Peter

Social Media Discovery, Friday, September 12, 2014, Authored by Kate Bischoff

Texas' Progressive Claim Syndrome Is Treatable, Friday, August 22, 2014, Authored by Lindsey P. Bruning

Public Adjusters Do Not Have Free Pass To The Stand, Tuesday, August 05, 2014, Co-author includes Shannon M. O'Malley

Insurers Be Warned, Your Communications Are Discoverable, Monday, August 04, 2014, Authored by Elizabeth Kniffen

California Offers Regulation As Solution To Underinsurance, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, Authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Gotham Insurance V. Warren E&P Answers Age-Old Question, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, Authored by Shannon O'Malley

Estimates vs. Bids: Determining Insurer Obligation, Friday, May 09, 2014, Authored by Lindsey P. Bruning

Finding Peace When Settling U.S. and EU Price-Fixing Claims, Monday, April 28, 2014, Co-authors include Judith A. Zahid and Qianwei Fu

Surplus Lines Insurance in Texas: A Dark Horse, Wednesday, April 09, 2014, Co-author includes Jennifer Gibbs

A Whole Lotta Shaking Going On In Central US, Thursday, March 27, 2014, Authored by Shannon M. O'Malley

Where To Bring Damages Claims In EU Int’l Cartel Cases?, Friday, February 28, 2014, Co-authors include Judith A. Zahid and Qianwei Fu

Outside Party Lines: A Guide To Texas Nonparty Discovery, Thursday, February 20, 2014, Authored by Lindsey P. Bruning

Tale of the Texas Appraisal Provision, Tuesday, February 04, 2014, Authored by Kristin C. Cummings

Unique Discovery Challenges In International Cartel Cases, Friday, January 31, 2014, Co-authors include Judith A. Zahid and Qianwei Fu

Mediation Opening Statements: You Gotta Know When To Hold 'Em, Know When To Fold 'Em, Friday, January 31, 2014, Co-authored by Jennifer Gibbs

Herculean Metaphors, Other Peculiarities Of Heller v. ACE, Wednesday, January 08, 2014, authored by Jennifer Gibbs

Baseless Claims in Texas Now Have Financial Consequences, Wednesday, October 02, 2013, authored by Jennifer Gibbs

Why Growth In Nanotechnology Matters To Insurers, Monday, September 09, 2013, authored by Lindsey Davis

Incentive Award Guidance From Recent Class Actions, Friday, September 06, 2013, co-authored by Heather Rankie

Employers can access social network info, but they better beware, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, co-authored by Lindsey Davis

Ongoing Tension Between Filed-Rate And State Doctrines, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, co-authored by Qianwei Fu

Recent Developments in Excess Insurance, Surplus Lines Insurance, and Reinsurance, Friday, March 29, 2013, authored by Elizabeth Kniffen

Don’t Miss The Boat On Rescission Claims, Tuesday, March 05, 2013, authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Brace Yourselves For More Sandy-Related Litigation, Tuesday, January 08, 2013, co-authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Why Class Counsel Should Obtain Discovery From Objectors, Tuesday, November 06, 2012, co-authored by Heather Rankie

Appraisal Since Johnson – What The Hail Is Going On?, Wednesday, October 24, 2012, co-authored by Lindsey Bruning

The Devolution Of Appraisal In Insurance Disputes, Monday, October 15, 2012, co-authored by Kristin Cummings

Pre-complaint activities, Wednesday, September 26, 2012, co-authored by Judith Zahid

10 Issues For Property Insurers Of Hard-Luck Insureds, Thursday, July 19, 2012, co-authored by Jennifer Gibbs

A Short Primer On The Personal Profit Exclusion, Thursday, May 24, 2012, co-authored by Elizabeth Kniffen

Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law, Thursday, May 10, 2012, authored by Kristen Suga Heres

Insurance Implications of Online Terms and Conditions, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, authored by Lindsey Davis

Tackling 'Pay-For-Delay' in California Supreme Court, Thursday, March 08, 2012, co-authored by Lindsey Davis

The Pitfalls of Paperless Discovery, Thursday, February 23, 2012, co-authored by Shannon O'Malley

The Underwriter's Role Against Contra Proferentem, Wednesday, January 11, 2012, co-authored by Elizabeth Kniffen

Appraisal Fundamentals In Modern Property Insurance Practice, Monday, January 09, 2012, co-authored by Kristin Suga Heres

The Limited Scope Of Bad-Faith Expert Testimony, Monday, December 05, 2011, authored by Lindsey Bruning and Kristin Cummings

Antitrust And Advertising Injury: Hurdles For Defendants, Thursday, November 17, 2011, co-authored by Patricia St. Peter

Zealous Woman Shannon O'Malley Completes the New York City Marathon, Tuesday, November 15, 2011, reflection by Shannon O'Malley

Industry Profile: The Beazley Group's Elisabeth Ditomassi - A Global Perspective On Insurance, Friday, September 23, 2011, authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Pre-claim Activities - The American Antitrust Institute's International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law, Tuesday, December 21, 2010, co-authored by Judith Zahid

4 Things Every Recent Female Law Grad Needs to Learn (According to an Optimistic 4th-year Lawyer on an 80% Schedule with a Husband and a Toddler), Wednesday, August 18, 2010, by Kristin Cummings

Progress for All, Friday, March 12, 2010, authored by Qianwei Fu

How to Capture (and Keep) Business: Tips From In-House Counsel, Wednesday, March 10, 2010, authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Southern District of New York Holds New York Collateral Source Statute Does Not Abrogate Subrogation Rights, Sunday, February 28, 2010, authored by Lindsey Bruning and Kristin Cummings

The Assignment Clause in First-Party Property Insurance Policies: Are Postloss Assignments of Policy Proceeds Enforceable?, Thursday, January 28, 2010, authored by

The Present of Being Present, Monday, January 25, 2010, authored by Jennifer Gibbs

We're all in it together!, Sunday, January 03, 2010, authored by Catherine Colinvaux and Patricia St. Peter and Kathryn Hoffman

Mentoring in the Legal Profession: The Summer Associate's Perspective, Monday, September 28, 2009, By Meredith Riggs, Kim Gonzalez, and Alice Liu Cook*

Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation, Friday, April 17, 2009, co-authored by Kristin Suga Heres

Ninth Circuit Rules Flood Exclusion Unambiguously Bars Coverage for Storm Surge Damage From Hurricane Katrina, Friday, March 13, 2009, co-authored by Patricia St. Peter

Caps and Cap Busting: An Update on Exemplary Damages in Texas, Thursday, October 30, 2008, co-authored by/presented by Shannon M. O'Malley

B.W.I., California's Favorable Class Action Jurisprudence, and Their Post-CAFA Application, Wednesday, October 01, 2008, co-authored by Qianwei Fu

The Changing Climate of Property Insurance, Monday, September 15, 2008, co-authored by/presented by Kristin C. Cummings

An Update on Recent Developments in the Law of Damages, Thursday, October 25, 2007, co-authored by Shannon M. O'Malley

Caps, Causation and Collectability, Thursday, October 27, 2005, co-authored by Shannon M. O'Malley

China's Proposed Anti-Monopoly Law: The U.S. and European Perspectives, Monday, November 01, 2004,