Claims Magazine-January 2005

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  • Restaurants Slip into Potential Financial Disaster

    staff Writer

    Slips, trips, and falls by patrons and others are the most prevalent claims experienced by full-service restaurants, according to Restaurant Insurance Corp., of Greenwood Village, Colo.

  • What Is the Value Proposition?

    Phil Peart

    Remember shopping for your first car? Or maybe you were looking to trade up. More than likely you asked friends, neighbors, or associates for advice.

  • When in Doubt, Litigate

    Bruce Hillman, JD

    Every so often, even frequently, we get coverage questions that make us wonder what is wrong with people. Lose a dollar, sue. Get mad, sue. Sue to get even. Sue to get revenge. Sue, Sue, Sue.

  • Is Adjusting Back in Business?

    Ken Brownlee

    Until the early 1980s, this publication was known as Insurance Adjuster magazine. Even those of us who were independent adjusters at the time worked primarily for insurance companies and were comfortable with that title.

  • Investigating Water Loss Origins

    Mark E. Goldman

    Water damage is costly to both homeowners and insurance companies. It is estimated that the cost of household water damage in California, alone, exceeded $500 million for 2002.

  • BLS Ranks Fatal Occupational Injuries

    staff Writer

    Despite an increase in fatal work injuries during 2003, that year and the previous one were the lowest ever recorded by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Independents Offered E&O, GL Coverage

    staff Writer

    The National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, based in Geneva, Ill., has launched a company to offer E&O and GL liability program.

  • Huffert Named AIMU Chairman

    staff Writer

    Robert V. Huffert, senior vice president and manager of the Ocean Marine Department, American Re, recently was elected chairman of the American Institute of Marine Underwriters.

  • MS/B Names Claim Personnel

    staff Writer

    Marshall and Swift/Boeckh, a provider of building cost data and estimating technology, has promoted Jonathan Kost to vice president of claims.

  • Caraher Joins Cozen O'Connor

    staff Writer

    Cozen O'Connor recently expanded its subrogation and recovery department in Illinois with the addition of Kevin P. Caraher.

  • NOAA Records Wet, Warm Year

    staff Writer

    The year just past ranks among the top 10 wettest years on record for the contiguous United States, and was warmer than average.

  • Former LA Commissioner Relates Experiences

    staff Writer

    Louisiana's former insurance commissioner, who was jailed following a conviction on seven counts of making false statements to the FBI, has written a book detailing the rise and fall of his insurance career.

  • Nine Pet Peeves from 2004

    Phil Schreiner

    What does any of this have to due with adjusters or claims? Not much, but I feel better now. And you know, not everything has to be about you.

  • Senate Subcommittee Examines Brokerage Practices

    staff Writer

    The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Financial Management, Budget, and International Security of the Governmental Affairs Committee recently held an oversight hearing on insurance brokerage practices.

  • Adjusters Face Overwhelming Odds

    staff Writer

    As the insurance industry approaches the five-month mark from the appearance of Hurricane Charley, there is good news and bad news.

  • An Army to Be Proud of

    Joseph A. Gerber

    As the hurricane season progressed in the southern United States, the storms vied for headlines with the presidential election and the war in Iraq.

  • Silverstein Jury Determines Two Planes Equal Two Events

    staff Writer

    A Manhattan federal jury has ruled in favor of World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein, declaring that the hijacked planes that destroyed the Twin Towers count as two separate attacks for insurance purposes.

  • Plummer to Supervise EFI's Evansville Office

    staff Writer

    Engineering and Fire Investigations, a provider of environmental, engineering, fire investigation, accident reconstruction, and testing, has named Vaughn Plummer director of its Evansville, Ill. office.

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