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Specialty Lines Insurance Market to Get Tighter?

We are beginning to hear speculation, and some evidence, that the current financial crisis could spread beyond AIG and impact the insurance industry more broadly, including the specialty lines insurance segment. Along with the rest of the insurance industry, the … Continue reading

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Safe Clearance for Electrical Lines Over Waterways

A fun day out on the water could turn into a fatal accident, if the mast of your sailboat comes into contact with a low electrical line. In order to keep the public safe, the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) … Continue reading

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Required Clearance for Electrical Lines Over Buildings – both vertical and horizontal – under the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC)

A downed electrical line coming into contact with a building or person can result in electrical shock or fire. In order to protect buildings and the occupants inside them from injury or death, the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) created … Continue reading

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LL Surplus Lines Series (Entry 6): Texas Legislature Considers Bills Clarifying Availability of Wind/Hail Cover from Surplus Lines Carriers

Texas’ legislature is considering bills that would amend Texas’ insurance code to clarify that eligible surplus lines insurers may offer windstorm and hail insurance in areas already served by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (“TWIA”). H.B. 1940 was reported favorably … Continue reading

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Cruise Ship Sexual Assaults: Cruise Lines Don’t Share Information When Hiring Crew Members

Today, the Miami News Times published an article titled: Sexual Assault Is the Most Publicly Reported Crime on Cruises, but Companies Say It’s Rare. Written by Meg O’Connor, the article begins by reporting on a sexual assault committed against a nineteen-year-old … Continue reading

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