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Heather Wright helps financial institutions identify operational risks and determine business solutions to mitigate those risks. She provides regulatory and compliance advice and manages litigation for financial institutions regarding compliance with, and alleged violations of, security agreements and other contracts as well as lending and consumer finance statutes and regulations -- particularly in matters involving property insurance and flood insurance. View articles by Heather.

Hurricane Season: Why All Property Owners Should Consider Flood InsuranceJune 1 marked the start of hurricane season, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Atlantic hurricane season will be a busy one. NOAA predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season. Since June 1,

The “Physical Loss” Requirement for Business Interruption Claims Amid the CoronavirusThe massive economic disruption caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic raises questions about insurance coverage for business interruption losses from communicable disease. Does viral contamination constitute the “physical loss” required to trigger this type of coverage? Although courts have not yet provided guidance specific to COVID-19, past rulings suggest that coronavirus contamination may constitute physical

New Jersey to Legislate Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19Commercial property insurance policies frequently include business interruption or loss of business income coverage when a covered “cause of loss” creates a slowdown or reduction in business income. Companies suspending operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic should assess the availability of insurance coverage for those losses, particularly under business interruption policies. Even if that coverage