Puerto Rico has been suffering from more than 10 years of stagnation. That, coupled with the public debt crisis, has resulted in terrible economic depression. This reality is widely recognized on the island and in Congress, and it is shown in the publications and submissions to Congress while its members were debating the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. Promesa, which Congress enacted in 2016, allowed the Puerto Rico central government, its units and public corporations to file for bankruptcy under the supervision of an oversight board. For example, PREPA had already filed for bankruptcy before the hurricanes hit. … [Read more...] about It’s difficult to describe lawyers’ situation in Puerto Rico, but hurricanes’ damage was ‘extreme’
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It is unclear what prompted the tender [of $94,409.68] in August 2006, when a report in November, 2005, indicated that damage was due in part to something other than water. Perhaps Defendant acted in good faith, or with a legitimate or arguable reason, but at the same time it could have been looking for a defense, or attempting to use the plaintiffs’ dire financial straits to its advantage (the tender is limited to payment for dwelling and contents losses and no other coverage), (even in case where punitive damages instruction is not warranted, extra-contractual damages may be awarded). While I express no opinion on the merits of any of this, I will observe that the unconditional tender made in August, 2006, does not change any conduct during the preceding eleven months, and does not dispose of the plaintiffs’ extra-contractual claims. … [Read more...] about Insurer’s Post-Litigation Conduct Leads to Charge of Bad Faith “The Remnants of Hurricane Katrina”
EPA reports on Superfund sites affected by Hurricane Harvey (09/02/17). EPA has identified the following 13 Superfund sites as affected or potentially affected. The remaining 28 of 41 sites EPA inspected do not currently show damage or flooding resulting from the hurricane. … [Read more...] about Hurricane Harvey Alert: Addressing Environmental Releases and Obligations
The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year has dealt with serious injuries in each of the last two seasons, playing just eight games combined in 2016-17, though he's back and healthy now. He said working on this project and seeing how people came together to help others in such a huge time of need was good for him. … [Read more...] about Texans Star JJ Watt’s Hurricane Harvey Effort Raises $41.6M
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