Hurricane Isaac – Landfall

Hurricane Isaac made landfall today in Louisiana over Plaquemines parish and then it took a turn to the west whereby it went back over open water. As of 11:30 CST the storm is still over the water and the rain bands are pelting the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas. For those who own […]

David v. Goliath – The Difficult Task of Fighting Your Insurance Company

I was recently speaking with a client about the posture of a pending case and the client was surprised to know that nearly all of the insurance companies that were originally brought into the suit had whittled their way out due to policy limitations, lack of coverage and policy exclusions. Most laymen, including contractors and […]

Risk of 2009 Floods in South King County Presents Legal Issues

The Seattle Times reported in its Sunday edition that four South King County areas - Auburn, Kent, Renton and Tukwila - are at a high risk for flooding this upcoming fall and winter because of January damage to a flood-control dam on the Green River. Unfortunately, the Army Corps of Engineers and other authorities concede […]