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An earthquake in Manhattan? Bet you didn’t have that on your 2024 bingo card. Yet on April 6, a 4.8-magnitude earthquake sent people scrambling outside their homes and offices, not just in New York but throughout the larger Northeast, spanning as far south as Philadelphia and as far north as Boston. Of course, earthquakes are...
Vacant buildings, due to improper security, maintenance or protection, are constantly the source of fires that spread to neighboring and innocent property owners. These properties create significant risks to their surroundings while making subrogation claims difficult from the outset. About The Author
ChatGPT captures the essence of subrogation in poetic form.  Playful and on point, we share the following rhythm and rhyme. As Cozen O’Connor attorneys know and appreciate, sometimes cases need a creative approach. About The Author
To show our affection for our subro friends and colleagues, Cozen O’Connor has made this mixtape covering all genres with themes of fire, water, money, and the subro mindset.  Hope you enjoy this subro playlist! Side A We didn’t start the fire- Billy Joel Light my fire- The Doors Great Balls of Fire- Jerry Lee...
This Women in Subro blog series highlights powerhouse women in the industry while discussing leadership, management, and success in subrogation.  In our interview with Victoria Phillips, Subrogation Claims Manager at Erie Insurance, she exuded enthusiasm for subrogation and education.  About The Author
Frequently, freight brokers attempt to deny subrogation claims for cargo damaged in transit on a truck by arguing that they are accorded broker status and do not have the same strict liability as a “Motor Carrier” under The Carmack Amendment.  However, a recent action by the United States Supreme Court this summer supports subrogated insurers...
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...
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...
Not surprisingly, product liability claims in Indiana are governed by The Product Liability Act, IC 34-20-1, et seq. (the “Act”), which defines a ‘product’ as “(a) any item or good that is personalty at the time it is conveyed by the seller to another party.” The Act goes on to state: “The term does not...
You may recall instances when the defense in a subrogation action tried to mitigate its client’s liability for a loss arguing (usually unsuccessfully) that your insured failed to have a fire break between the properties, contributing to the loss.  So then on a loss when the fire occurred on the other side of the road,...
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