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Do you have a subro question that you are anxious to ask?  Then welcome to Subro Mailbag.  In this episode, Cozen O’Connor Subro on the Go hosts David Brisco and Joe Rich read and answer questions from our podcast listeners on a variety of subro topics. How do you describe subrogation to friends and family? How...
Evidence of a defendant’s liability insurance is typically precluded from trial to prevent a jury’s decision being prejudiced by the source of potential funds. However, whether this same principle should apply to evidence of first party property insurance when a carrier pursues a subrogation claim has been somewhat murkier. The Massachusetts Court of Appeals recently...
Researchers in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine have analyzed decades of wildfire statistics from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The team’s findings (published last month in the open-access journal Scientific Reports) concluded that the annual burn season has lengthened and the yearly peak has...
It seems like a deceivingly simple question as most attorneys assume statutes of limitations apply to all proceedings, despite the forum. However, this is not the case. The answer to whether a statute of limitations applies to your arbitration claim depends on the following questions: Has your state legislature or court decided that statutes of...
Will any expert do? Choosing the right expert is one of the most important decisions to be made in a subrogation investigation.  Asking the question of whether an expert is required for your claim is easy; answering the question requires thinking about several complex factors. In this episode, Cozen O’Connor subrogation attorneys David Brisco, Joe...
Howard Maycon has been selected as a 2021 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) by Daily Journal http://ow.ly/Zcc750E6oC2. We are extremely proud of this recognition for Howard Maycon, as the leader of our California wildfire litigation team.  About The Author
The Economic Loss Doctrine (ELD) is a legal principle that bars negligence claims when damages are deemed purely “economic.” While more commonly applied in product defect cases, limited jurisdictions may also use the ELD to bar negligent construction claims.  And in these instances, a plaintiff’s property damage claim may be required to stem from a...
Wildfires continue to be national front-page news, be it the destruction caused by the fires themselves or the litigation that lasts for years after the fire has been suppressed. In the latest “Subro on the Go” podcast episode, hosts Joe Rich and David Brisco are joined by Howard Maycon, lead counsel for the subrogation industry...
Undoubtedly, scene investigations are critical for subrogation recovery.  There are many things to handle and to consider with respect to scene investigations, including gathering needed evidence, avoiding spoliation, etc.   However, subrogation professionals should not forget that before it was a loss scene, it was someone’s home or place of business.  The relationship that the...