Tag Archives: Disasters

12+ tools and resources useful during hurricanes and other disasters

Poynter, Ren LaForme: “After a quiet summer, hurricane season seems to have awoken with a vengeance. Three hurricanes are churning in the Atlantic, and at least one seems likely to make a destructive landfall on the United States. At the … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Patterns of Natural Disasters in the United States

Center for Data Innovation: “The New York Times has created several data visualizations that illustrate a pattern of natural disasters occurring in the same locations in the United States. The visualizations use data from the U.S. Small Business Administration to … Continue reading

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Langevoort on Disclosure of Risks of Corporate Disasters

Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Disasters and Disclosures on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: Many securities fraud lawsuits follow corporate disasters of some sort or another, claiming that known risks were concealed prior to the crisis. Yet for … Continue reading

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Drones, Hurricane Harvey, and other Natural Disasters

While drones have been used to capture breathtaking and heartbreaking images of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath,  the FAA has issued a warning to drone operators. The FAA has issued reminders that unless drone operators have specific authorization from the … Continue reading

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Natural disasters, sexual harassment focuses of year-end report

Chief Justice John Roberts released his year-end report on the federal judiciary tonight. In 2016, Roberts used the report to pay homage to what he regarded as the unsung hero of the federal judiciary: the federal district judge, whom he … Continue reading

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