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Technology Helping Us Walk Into Subrogation Recovery

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

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Posted in Cyber; IoT and Technology, Experts

How is there no recovery? Let me count the ways…

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

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Posted in Subro Round-Up

Is Media Coverage Good for Subrogation?

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

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Posted in Experts, Legal and Evidentiary Issues

Fire Prevention Week – Reflection on the Great Chicago Fire of 1879

As part of Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13), it is timely to reflect on NFPA’s video on the Great Chicago Fire of 1879.  The link to the video can be found here.  While many lessons have been learned in fire

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Posted in Subro Round-Up

The Insured Was On Vacation When…

After handling any sizeable amount of subrogation claims involving water damage, you may have asked yourself, “why is the insured always on vacation when a loss occurs?” In fact, most of the loss descriptions on the Notice of Loss will

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Negotiation Strategies for Subrogation Cases Simplified from a Toddler’s Point of View

Toddlers are indeed the best of the best when it comes to negotiating. Every parent is put to the test when it comes to enforcing the rules and avoiding temper tantrums. Even the savviest of attorneys have caved when dealing

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Wildfire Awareness with CAL FIRE’s “Ready for Wildfire” App

Annually, the first full week of May is known in California as “Wildfire Awareness Week”. This provides CAL FIRE the opportunity to highlight the importance of wildfire prevention and preparedness. This year, with fires on the rise in California, CAL

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Product Liability Claims When The Product Has No Manufacturer Label

There are many impediments to a successful investigation of a product liability claim – age of the product, preservation of evidence, chain of custody of the evidence, installation markings, etc. This article will discuss situations where there is a lack of

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Posted in Product Liability

Ode to the Burning Christmas Tree

Both real and artificial trees can and do burn causing fire damage; unfortunately, ‘tis the season. As expected, Christmas tree claims arise through the seasonal months of November, December, and January. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates of reported

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Posted in Damages

Preparing Your Case for Arbitration Forums Before Clicking “Submit”

Writing Contentions: Every student learns how to “IRAC” in law school, and every lawyer hears repeated lectures from professors, judges, and veteran attorneys on the importance of effective brief writing. All that you have heard and learned should still be

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Posted in Legal and Evidentiary Issues
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