Information Release



Contact:   Hugh Strawn




Date:   April 30, 2015  


Riot and Civil Disturbances In Baltimore

Catastrophe Bulletin for Member Insurers


PLRB Property Legal Services has published a catastrophe bulletin for use by PLRB member insurance company claims departments following the riot in Baltimore, Maryland. 



The "Urban Riots" bulletin was updated following the rioting in Baltimore.  The bulletin, which is located in PLRB Search, provides the definition of a riot both generally and as defined in insurance law, and civil commotion.  It also includes information regarding the riot peril as discussed in the homeowners policy. 


The bulletin provides guidance for catastrophe managers and loss managers on the coverages typically provided in under standard ISO personal and commercial lines property insurance policies. 


Access to the bulletin in PLRB Search is by username and password. 


The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is a not-for-profit association of property and casualty insurance companies.  It is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.