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Coronavirus & Property Insurance – White Paper

Our Insurance Industry Group has prepared a white paper entitled “COVID19 and Commercial Property Insurance: Coverage Considerations.”We are pleased to share...

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What is an “Intentional” Loss?

Property insurers occasionally grapple with intentional losses.  Theft. Embezzlement. Set fires.  Vandalism.  Pipes frozen on purpose. What happens when a man...

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The Fifth Amendment and the Duty to Cooperate

(February 14, 2020)  The right against self-incrimination extends beyond criminal proceedings.  However, it is important to understand how the assertion of...

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You Won. You Got Sworn In. Now What?

Last year was a local election year and new township supervisors, borough councilmen and township commissioners were sworn in all over Pennsylvania. Now what? If...

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Can a Foul Odor be Considered ‘Property Damage’ under your Insurance Policy?

(January 31, 2020)   The current trend in state and federal courts suggests that pervasive odors can be considered property damage, but the issue is not...

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2020 Estate Planning and Federal Estate and Gift Tax Update

(January 24, 2020)  We periodically send out updates on estate planning, and as we learn about tax decisions and the tax ramifications going forward.  As...

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Understanding Condominium Insurance

Adjusting and resolving condo losses can be challenging. One loss may involve the exterior of the building, multiple condominium units, and common areas. That means...

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FMLA Leave: Attending Your Child’s IEP Meeting Could be Qualified For Leave

Parents of children with disabilities invest heavily in their children, both in terms of time and resources. A recent opinion letter from the U.S. Department of Labor...

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Kate Harper Helps Mark the 25th Anniversary of the Forest Park Water Treatment Plant

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“Silent Cyber” Threat to Insurers & Policyholders Alike

A problematic situation has arisen in property coverage: Silent Cyber.  Imagine a policyholder (whether it be a business or homeowner) suffers a cyber-loss (accidental...

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