Jim Sams | Claims Journal The lingering impact of smoke and soot is complicating insurers’ efforts to resolve homeowners claims from the Marshall Fire, which destroyed 1,084 homes in Boulder County, Colorado last December. An in-depth report posted online this week by the nonprofit Boulder Reporting Lab told the story of “standing home survivors,” homeowners who did… Continue reading Smoke Damage a Source of Friction for ‘Standing Home Survivors’
Vivek Chopra and Mattison (Mattie) Kim | Perkins Coie Forfeiting insurance coverage on a covered claim is a quick way to ruin the holidays. Every year, tens of thousands of covered claims are left unpaid due to clerical mistakes by policyholders or their brokers. These unpaid claims are not a matter of legal interpretation (e.g.,… Continue reading This Year Don’t Let the Grinch Steal Your Insurance
John B. Mavretich and Waymon T. Peer | Venable Long-tail claims involve continuous or progressive injuries that occur over the course of multiple years. Often these claims occur in the context of long-latency diseases, such as those arising from asbestos exposure, or long-term pollution releases in the environmental context. Business entities may be found liable… Continue reading Defense Costs For Long-Tail Claims: Making The Most Of Your Insurance Coverage
Paige McKirahan | WIT Legal In a world where every industry seems to be in flux, legal disputes are becoming more and more complex. And while your legal team may be well-versed in all aspects of your specific sector, there are cases where employing a subject matter expert to aid in the creation of your… Continue reading The Benefits Of Hiring A Consulting Expert
Eric Jesse | Lowenstein Sandler Eric Jesse addresses the unfortunately common experience during mediation of when an insurer balks at settlement resolutions: should a policyholder walk away, “pay and chase,” offer the right to receive insurance proceeds, or stand its ground? Speakers: Eric Jesse, Partner, Insurance Recovery READ THE TRANSCRIPT Eric Jesse: Hi, I’m Eric Jesse, partner… Continue reading An Uncompromising Insurer: What is a Policyholder to Do?