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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.

The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently granted summary judgment for an insurer on a pollution liability policy for lack of timely notice. The court agreed with the insurer that the insured gas station operator had knowledge of “pollution conditions” in 2017 and 2018, yet failed to provide notice to

Any company, particularly if conducting business is a highly regulated industry, risks being served with a subpoena or a civil investigative demand (collectively, “CID”) from a governmental agency or entity. As set forth below, the company may have insurance coverage available to cover the costs associated with responding to the CID. More importantly, however, failure

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,