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If you are handling or investigating any water losses due to the failure of certain DuraPro™ Toilet Connectors, you could benefit from a class action settlement.  However, note that the Class Action Settlement bar date is approaching on October 24, 2022. As you may be aware, a class action suit, entitled Jacquelyn D. Ajose, et...
If you are handling or investigating any water losses due to the failure of certain Viking brand VK457 sprinkler heads, you may be able to benefit from a class action settlement. As you may be aware, a class action suit, entitled Jackson, et al. v. Viking Group, Inc., et al., No. 8:18-cv-02356-PJM (D. Md.), was brought...
Time is money in the subrogation industry.  And knowing the timeframes of when you can pursue recovery claims is an important first step in evaluating your case, including determining the scope of your early investigation.  Whether you can or cannot bring a claim due to a pre-determined timeframe set by a specific statute is often...
This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation.  In our interview with Michelle Feduccia, Senior Engineer with JS Held, LLC, we recognized that her success has aligned with her hard work and passion for science. She has been mistaken as the bagel delivery...
As stated by Justice Abella in Sable Offshore Energy Inc. v. Ameron International Corp., “a Pierringer Agreement allows one or more defendants in a multi-party proceeding to settle with the plaintiff and withdraw from the litigation, leaving the remaining defendants responsible only for the loss they actually caused. There is no joint liability with the...
There are many challenges to subrogation recovery when the fire originates at a neighboring property.  To assist with the challenge of pursuing liability, one tip is to look for evidence supporting the fire spread theory.  In some jurisdictions, common law negligence claims and code violations are allowed to hold the property owner or property manager...
In the latest episode, co-hosts, David Brisco and Joe Rich, are joined by Dan D’Imperio, Co-Director of National Subrogation Services, to discuss the role of Predictive Analytics in the subrogation industry.  Like in Back to the Future when Doc. Brown shows up at the end of the movie with a revamped flying DeLorean, the subrogation...
The western states in the U.S. have experienced devastating wildfires for decades.  These states, Cal Fire, and other agencies have held week long Wildfire Prevention or Wildfire Awareness programs annually every April or May.  With wildfires unfortunately becoming more common in other parts of the country, states across the country are declaring their own Wildfire...
At one time or another, most subrogation professionals have struggled to track down an actual or alleged independent contractor involved with some scope of work relating to a loss.  In some cases, we also find that defenses are being raised that someone was an independent contractor versus a direct employee.  Often, we have to rely...