Claims Magazine-April 2011

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  • Could California Crumble?

    Christina Bramlet

    Some are already dubbing the disaster in Japan the worst (and potentially most expensive) calamity the world has ever known.

  • Runaway Restaurant

    Susan Massmann

    In mid-March, one of greater Cincinnatis beloved floating restaurantsthe Waterfrontpartially broke from its moorings and floated downriver 85 yards.

  • Evaluating A Risk Manager’s Performance

    Charles Hunter Mcree

    For companies with risk managers—whether they are full- or part-time—there remains the recurring challenge: How to accurately measure and evaluate if the risk manager is doing a good job?

  • How a Disaster Can Endanger LEED Certification

    Damon Gersh, CR

    Although claims adjusters are generally familiar with the LEED concept, few possess comprehensive knowledge of how LEED certification affects the recovery process following a disaster, such as a flood or fire.

  • Business Interruption Claims

    Daniel Torpey

    Claims professionals and risk managers alike will readily attest to the complex, sometimes frustrating nature of business interruption (BI) claims.

  • Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch Isn’t Quite Dead Yet

    Ken Brownlee, CPCU

    The history of third-party bad faith claim decisions brought under state Unfair Claims Settlement Practices statutes consists of more than three decades’ worth of roller coaster battles between plaintiffs and insurers.

  • The Law of Unintended Consequences

    Barry Zalma

    Insurers are the only entities who are required by law to investigate and help in the prosecution of criminals seeking to defraud the insurer.

  • Sump pump failures

    Charles C. Roberts

    Sump pump failures lead to substantial water losses and insurance claims that require the attention of claims representatives.

  • Pursuing Claims Against Foreign Manufacturers

    Troy D. Sisum, Patrick C. Timoney

    One of the realities of operating in a global economy is the rising number of todays products liability claims relating to defective products that were manufactured overseas.

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