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Royal Caribbean Cruises Faces Potential Liability for New Zealand Volcano Deaths

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable “act of God,” according to maritime lawyers. Cruise ship passengers were among the tourists …

Southern California City Asking Residents for Suggestions on Battling Climate Change

The city of Long Beach, Calif. is soliciting help from its citizens to come up with a plan to deal with climate change. The coastal city of roughly half-a-million, which was an early adopter of the ban on plastic bags …

Falling Trees: Act of God or Covered Event?

Although not nearly on the scale of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Hurricane Isaac caused a surprising amount of damage in Louisiana despite the fact that it was only a category 1 hurricane, the weakest category by which the …