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Subrogation Counsel, Data Breaches, And Cybersecurity

What do you really know about the strengths and weakness of the cybersecurity measures taken by the subrogation counsel and recovery vendors you engage to assist with subrogation recoveries? This past April, Yahoo entered into a $117.5 million settlement in …

Lessons Learned After a Large Pipeline Failure in Canada: Viewpoint

Twelve years ago an oil field gathering system in Northern British Columbia suffered a major pipeline failure leading to significant losses. The oil field owner was ISH Energy Ltd. that had contracted with an oil field service company, Weber Contract …

Insurers Urged to Be Cautious When Seeking Recovery of Paradigm Fees

Paradigm Catastrophic Care Management offers what insurers crave: certainty in medical costs for workers’ compensation claims filed by catastrophically injured workers. For a set fee, the California company’s Catastrophic Care Management division will take over liability for all treatment costs …

Sidewalk Defects Liability: In Most States, Size Matters

Insurance claim files are overflowing with losses involving individuals injured when they trip and fall over cracked, broken, or uneven municipal sidewalks. In many cases, the injury is a direct result of a municipality failing to institute and/or conscientiously follow …

N.J. Court Prohibits Lawyer from Asking Client at Trial if Vehicle Totaled

A New Jersey Superior Court judge recently issued a written ruling, holding that, as a matter of first impression, it was inappropriate for a lawyer to question his client during trial as to whether his vehicle was “totaled” as a …

‘Matching Regulations’ Affecting Homeowners’ Insurance Claims: Viewpoint

It remains one of the most difficult issues to deal with in the world of property insurance. Homeowners’ insurance policies usually contain a provision obligating the carrier to repair or replace an insured’s damaged property with “material of like kind …

Equitable Subrogation/Contribution Among Coinsurers and Duct Tape

Why You Can’t Have One Without the Other When multiple insurers provide coverage for a single loss or accident, things can get confusing. Coinsurance can arise as a result of conscious risk-sharing or accidentally when two policies have overlapping coverage. …

Hedge Fund Holds $1B in PG&E Insurance Claims

Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group has been the poster child of the hedge fund industry’s ill-timed stock-market bets on the troubled utility PG&E Corp., which announced plans for bankruptcy. It turns out, though, that Baupost’s stock purchases, valued at $873 million …

Who Let the Dogs Out? Subrogating Dog Bite Cases

One insurance company – State Farm – has referred to dog bites as a “serious public health problem.” Last year alone, one carrier paid $90 million in claims on roughly 3,500 dog bite incidents. According to the Insurance Information Institute, …

Subrogation Savoir-Faire: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

Oh, that it wasn’t so, but today’s world of insurance claims adjusting, subrogation and civil litigation rewards the ability of one party to take advantage of what the other party doesn’t know. A civil trial is known as an “adversary …