Claims Magazine-August 2014

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  • Editor's Note

    Patricia Harman

    If you didn't have the opportunity to attend the 18th Annual America's Claims Event or ACE as it's known to many, you missed a great program. It provides professionals with the opportunity to learn about the major issues impacting the insurance industry, network with colleagues and see all of the...

  • Valuing Art with No Signature: The Claim Case of Maxfield Parrish

    Erin Hollenbank

    In determining the value of a painting, a number of factors must be considered, including the artist, provenance, the quality of work, period (date), and condition. In many instances we value paintings whose style and date of creation matches those of well-known artists though they lack signatures. High quality works...

  • Selecting an Expert

    Richard A. Joslin Jr.

    Strauss was close. When retaining a potential expert, asking the right questions at the outset of the retention process will lead to an opinion you can use to help determine the relative strengths and weaknesses of the claim. The opinion may not be the right answer in terms of defending...

  • Doctors, Workers and Insurers — Driving Better Outcomes for All

    Kevin Bingham, Robert Hanscom, J.D., David Hanscom, M.D.

    Over our careers, we have witnessed numerous occasions where spine surgery was not in the best interest of the patient, employer and ultimately, the treating physician performing the surgical procedure

  • Subrogation and the Fire Expert

    Jack Fetrow

    Subrogation with regard to a fire claim is an extremely effective means of recovering loss expenses. Whether it involves workmanship, product liability, product design or failure to warn, many of the same steps have to be initiated, documented, and properly performed before recovery is possible. For the sake of clarification

  • Additional Insured Coverage and Contractual Assumption of Liability

    Don Malecki, FC&S

    When it comes to a claim involving a party seeking additional insured coverage under the named insured's liability, it is important to remember that not all additional insured coverage is provided by standard ISO provisions. There are a wide variety of additional coverages available and many have strings attached to...

  • It's the Data, Stupid!

    Gary Jennings

    I debated whether or not to use this title, since it is a little crass. During Bill Clinton's presidential campaign, James Carville, Clinton's campaign manager, was concerned that Clinton's campaign efforts were getting diluted because Clinton was trying to address so many issues. They decided to identify one item to...

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