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Question: When involved in an appraisal I have found it more and more common that the appraiser for the insurance company goes to the insurance company for instructions and directions on how to proceed with the appraisal.  Additionally, the appraiser uses documents and reports from the insurance company rather than determining the value of the loss himself.  Does this violate the appraisal clause?  

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