Claims Magazine-November 2006

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  • The LIST Claim and the Auto Adjuster: Part 1

    Ken Brownlee

    Having recently spent some time in a claim factory cranking out routine bodily injury claims in a major urban area, your image-breaking correspondent has an ever-increasing appreciation for the modern auto insurance claim adjuster.

  • Marked Ready for Trial

    Andrea M. Alonso

    Proper preparation for the trial of an insurance case begins not when an attorney is retained, but when the insurance company has first notice of the loss.

  • Yes, We Are Truly Thankful

    Phil Schreiner

    This year, the British foiled a terrorist plan to blow up U.S.-bound international flights, and we're thankful for that.

  • Pit Bull or Poodle? Evaluating Your Defense Counsel

    Staff Writer

    Your company is a defendant in a trial that is set to start in two weeks. Settlement talks have fizzled. The plaintiff's demand is ridiculously high. You have evaluated the case up and down, front and back, and sideways.

  • Secrets to Success: Implementing a Claim System

    Louise Sparks

    According to several analyst firms, investments in claim-management systems are on the rise as organizations seek to sustain growth, service, and profitability from their claim operations.

  • Hurricane Katrina Insurance Claims -- The Aftermath

    Christian A. Preus

    Within two weeks after Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jay Robert Wooley was quoted as saying that with post-hurricane insurance claims, "Lawyers are going to have a ball; it's got more legal questions than you can imagine."

  • Pyrolysis - A Viable Recovery Theory

    Robert A. Stutman

    Many fire loss experts have relied on pyrolysis in finding that wood can be ignited by long-term exposure to temperatures below the normal ignition temperature of the material.

  • Rethinking Arbitration

    Michael Katz

    Insurers and reinsurers who believe that the current system of reinsurance arbitration represents a more efficient way of resolving reinsurance claims find themselves at a disadvantage because of nequities and ambiguities in the U.S. system.

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    Staff Writer

    Milne & Associates, a provider of investigative products and services, has merged with MJM Investigations, a specialist in insurance fraud mitigation and claim services. Milne & Associates now will

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