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Morgan O'Rourke

With less than two weeks weeks until the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, organizations and homeowners alike are hoping that this year’s season mirrors that of 2013, which was one of the quietest in 30 years. So far, most experts are predicting another relatively calm year. Philip Klotzbach and William [...]

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DENVER—When RIMS keynote speaker Bonnie St. John was five years old her right leg was amputated below the knee because of a medical condition. For most people, it would have been a devastating disability, but St. John was not most people. Instead she became, of all things, a competitive skier. As a member of the 1984 [...]

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DENVER—In his opening keynote address at RIMS 2014, Jordan Belfort, the infamous “Wolf of Wall Street,” spoke about the moment when his successful business career took a wrong turn. It wasn’t a big dramatic moment that set off major regulatory red flags, but rather a minor ethical lapse that went largely unnoticed. The problem was [...]

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Before the collapse of the housing market in 2008, it was common for large, high-volume mortgage lenders to form captives to spread their exposures to property mortgage insurance (PMI). But once the market bottomed-out, these arrangements fell under greater legal scrutiny and many courts are now finding them lacking. According to attorneys David McMahon and [...]

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