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Three Steps for Implementing a Disaster and Recovery Strategy

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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma tested many organizations’ emergency strategies and proved just how very important it is to have a disaster and recovery plan in place. Hurricane preparedness plans must be ready to deploy at the first mention of the potential impact on associates, guests, and properties. Creating a disaster and recovery plan is a three-step approach. Step One: Prepare Specify...

Extended Stay America Extends a Hand To Residents of Puerto Rico

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Extended Stay America announced plans to provide assistance to the anticipated influx of Puerto Rico residents displaced by Hurricanes Irma and Maria into the U.S. mainland. With a corporate mission to care for people who are building a better future for themselves and their families, the company is making an effort to help those in need of long-term housing...

Legal Advice for Filing Storm Damage Claims

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria marked the start of a devastating hurricane season for the U.S. hospitality industry. Hotels across Texas, the U.S. Southeast, and the Caribbean are now assessing the damage, filing claims with insurers, and taking steps to recover and return properties to normal operations. Meghan Moore, an attorney at Ver Ploeg & Lumpkin in Miami, represents...

Law Firms Partner To Represent Hurricane-Damaged Hotels

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Two law firms with experience in the lodging industry are teaming up to support hotel owners in the wake of massive destruction caused by flooding and winds from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Texas-based Patel Gaines and Florida-based Farrell & Patel are working together to ensure that hoteliers receive just and fair treatment of their property damage claims by the...

Legal Advice to Prepare for Hurricane Season

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Typical hurricane preparation advice helps you through a storm, but overlooks the headaches in the aftermath. As insurance coverage attorneys in Florida, we have represented numerous businesses and individuals in disputes with their insurance companies over claims that were improperly denied or underpaid. While such disputes are often unavoidable, there are steps a policyholder can take in preparation for...