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John Dougherty presents at First Party Claims Conference on environmental considerations in first party insurance claims

John Dougherty

Kramon & Graham principal John Dougherty recently presented at the First Party Claims Conference (FPCC) in Warwick, Rhode Island. The FPCC is a nationally recognized provider of education specifically designed for adjusters, public adjusters, attorneys and others in the first party property insurance claims community. In “Environmental Considerations in First Party Insurance Claims,” [text will link to attached presentation material] John discussed typical policy terms that relate to pollution and other environmental issues, and analyzed cases deciding coverage claims for property damage caused by wildfire smoke, mold, electronics recycling, lead paint, and operation of illegal methamphetamine labs. John also presented a detailed case study of coverage issues relating to underground storage tank (UST) insurance policies.

John has more than twenty years of experience as an environmental litigator, representing entities and interested parties in permitting, criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement actions, involving the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, hazardous and solid waste, coal mining, the Endangered Species Act, wetlands, and riparian rights, among others. John is also a member of the firm's Government Contracts and Construction Litigation practices.