Joel McNabney Presents on Water Damage and Covered-Peril-Created Opening Exclusions at Windstorm Insurance Conference
Insurance + Reinsurance Group lawyer Joel L. McNabney led a panel discussion during the annual Windstorm Insurance Conference at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida on February 1, 2019 and February 2, 2019. Joel’s panel consisted of himself, another Florida-based attorney representing policyholders, a professional engineer, and a certified general contractor, and they discussed the multiple ways in which water can infiltrate a building envelope during a windstorm event as well as the associated coverage implications. Joel and the other attorney analyzed the surface water and covered-peril-created openings exclusions, while the engineer and general contractor explained how they are able to draw conclusions regarding the cause and origin of damage they encounter following a storm. The conference attracted approximately 1300 attendees including attorneys, adjusters, engineers, contractors, and representatives.