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Posted 3 years ago in Insurance Law by Arthur Buono  
If Irene Floods: Mold and Mildew Remediation, the Legal Way

Let’s hope low-lying areas are spared serious flooding this weekend. We’ve had enough of that throughout the plains and Midwest this year. But if it does, mold and mildew may follow. Beware of mold/mildew remediation scams. Make sure the work is done well and lawfully.   Irene likely to soak flood-prone areas and beyond Mold and mildew a common, unhealthy flooding aftermath Flood insurance will cover mold damage, homeowners may not Like this article? Share it with others using this …

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Posted 3 years ago in Insurance Law by Arthur Buono  
Virginia Earthquake Shakes Things Up: Insurance Basics

Did you feel it? There are no reports of deaths or major damage as yet from today’s 5.9 magnitude central Virginia earthquake. Property owners would be wise to check their property carefully for structural and utility damage.   Sizable earthquake in Virginia; shaking felt along much of East Coast and inland No reports of structural damage yet; owners should inspect their property Earthquakes not covered by standard homeowner’s policy; added coverage expensive Like this article? Share it with others using …

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Posted 4 years ago in Insurance Law by Arthur Buono  
Car Rental Outfits Neglect Repairs, Push Insurance

The holidays are a peak travel time, and a peak season for the car rental business. When renting a car for pleasure or business you want a good, safe car at a good price. So you might be interested to know some rental car companies aren’t in a hurry to inspect or repair recalled fleet vehicles.   Many recalled, possibly unsafe vehicles remain in service Insurance offered with rental contract expensive, usually unnecessary Check your auto policy and credit card …

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Posted 4 years ago in Insurance Law by Arthur Buono  
Carpool Safety and Insurance Coverage

Summer’s long gone and you’re back to work and your kids are back to school. You carpool to work, and a friend, or possibly someone you don’t even know, is ferrying your kids to and from after-school events like soccer practice. What do you know about their driving habits? What happens if there’s an accident? As we’re finding out, distracted driving laws aren’t reducing accidents.   A carpool accident can easily exhaust the driver’s liability coverage Your UIM coverage is …

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Posted 4 years ago in Insurance Law by Arthur Buono  
Vick’s Pits on Mend; Real World Dogs Face Enmity

It’s been three years since we learned the sad story of NFL star Michael Vick’s fighting Pit Bulls. That’s 21 years in human life and time enough for a heartwarming story of redemption for most of the dogs. Almost all of Vick’s Pit Bulls have found loving homes, writes Sports Illustrated’s Jim Gorant in his recent book, The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick’s Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption. It’s something most animal experts thought unlikely.   Most of …

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