Month: October 2008

NAPIA Has Many Special Members | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) has some of the finest minds in the world regarding claims adjustment under property insurance policies.  Our law firm had the opportunity to lead a day long insurance seminar for the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and NAPIA members last Friday in Boston.  The level of discussion …

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An Editorial Opinion Calls For Reform | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Every now and then, somebody writes something in a prominent newspaper that sounds an awful lot like my rhetoric.  The Houston Chronicle recently published such a piece calling for major federal legislative insurance reform.  Kia Franklin wrote the editorial.  I know little of her, but her opinion sounds very similar to calls for reform made by …

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What Insurers Do Not Want Advertised | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

The insurance industry does not want stories that portray it as uncaring, slow, and denying claims.  Publicists, media consultants, marketing experts, and even advertising gurus with anthropology degrees use the industry’s massive money to re-write history, provide statistics and whatever that can be used to portray insurers as truly caring about their customers.  In fact, I know …

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Does Gender Preference Help Women Get Elected As Judges | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

I am writing this as I am flying home to watch my Rays play in the World Series. I wonder what it would be like if umpires were selected by popular vote.  In baseball, the umpires make the critical decisions of balls, strikes and outs. Their close calls effect the outcome of games, without question. I …

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Our Federal Government Gets It Wrong Again | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

After receiving a Bestwire News Report that indicated a Homeland Security Inspector concluded  that “Write Your Own” Insurance Companies did not overpay flood claims following Hurricane Katrina, I waded through the 48 page report to find out why the Inspector came to that conclusion. As I have said in earlier blog posts, flood adjusters paid and paid and paid some …

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Peace of Mind–Does Anybody Really Have It? | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

I met with a new Texas client this morning and we noted the type of problems many will face in Texas.  First, a spokesperson of Texas Windstorm Insurance Association indicated in a news article that it was going to take its time, and ensure that the Texas wind pool would not pay for anything caused by storm …

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Ed Liddy | Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

National media articles have highlighted Ed Liddy’s appointment as the head of AIG during its unwinding.  His task is a large one.  A BestWeek article presents Liddy as a champion corporate strategist.  The article quoted one person as saying Liddy was extremely “ethical.”  He may be, but my perception of Ed Liddy was shaped by his role …

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