The Week in a Minute, 05/03/18

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights. 

  • The CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning broadcast stories on a Louisiana law firm which earned millions of dollars in FEMA-paid National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) legal fees after 2012’s Superstorm Sandy.
  • I.I.I. chief actuary James Lynch had an op-ed published in the Spokane, WA, Spokesman-Review and the Reno, NV Gazette Journal which said the public underestimates the risks posed by cannabis-impaired drivers.
  • The Tinder Fire in Arizona’s Coconino County has consumed more than 11,000 acres of land and prompted the evacuation of 1,000-plus people since it started on Friday, April 27.

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