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This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation.  In our interview with Sheila Dye, Associate Vice President of National Recovery at Nationwide, we recognized that her work philosophy is about collaboration, development, and problem solving.  Sheila started out in the pharmaceutical industry but...
Over the years that I have practiced as a subrogation attorney, I have seen a lot of terrible and damaging fires that could have easily been avoided, but none are more frustrating than those that occur where there has been a code violation.  Below are a few examples of laws spanning the country which increasingly...
This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation.  In our interview with Nina Scotti, investigator with NMS Investigations, Inc., we recognized her as a true trailblazer for women in subrogation and women everywhere.  Nina started out as an electrical contractor working for the...
This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation.  In our interview with Kim Stafford, Director of Subrogation and Arbitration at USAA, we recognized that her work philosophy is about service to those she works for, works with, and leads.  Kim started out as...
If you are handling or investigating any water losses due to the failure of certain InSinkErator brand F-201 instant hot water filter systems, you may be able to benefit from a class action settlement. A class action suit, entitled Richard Desio et al v. InSinkErator et al., was brought in the U.S. District Court for...
Technology is advancing and so are subrogation investigations.  We are seeing investigations of losses and presentations for recovery make use of new technology, including laser scanning, 3D imaging, Lidar, drones, etc.  Some tech can come at a high expense, but as the tech becomes more available, it will become standard use in the industry.  For...
There are what seems like countless hindrances to subrogation recovery.  With a spin on Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous love poem for the title of this article, we delve broadly into the legal bars for recovery.  The non-exhaustive list below outlines some of the main legal doctrines barring recovery in insurance claims.  Hopefully, these simple definitions...
The world is watching live updates of the destruction, as flames take over the Norte Dame Cathedral fire in Paris, France.  Not every building fire or water loss captures media attention, not even the local news broadcast.  However, conducting a search for newspaper articles, news broadcasts, fire department facebook updates, police department twitter feeds, etc. can...
A 2018 N.Y. Court of Appeals case has shed light on the limitations of privacy settings on social media accounts. Previously, a user might have thought that marking a post or photo “private” would be sufficient to shield it from prying eyes, even in the event of a lawsuit. But that’s not necessarily the case....