Bad Faith Claims Should Not Be Dismissed Lightly

If you were to check through the archives of National Underwriter, youd find that the first mention of a “mycologist” came in 1997, in an article about opportunities in the world of “miscellaneous E&O” coveragethat is, professional liability for pros other than doctors, lawyers, accountants and financial institutions.

In the article, an underwriter, who defined mycologist as “a professional expert skilled in identifying mushrooms,” joked that while there might not be “a wave of litigation against mycologists who failed to sort the edible morels and truffles from deadly poisonous fungi,” the potential was certainly there.

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