third party claims News

Hospital Costs Rising Even Though Claimants Avoiding Emergency Rooms

Auto casualty claimants are avoiding hospital emergency rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic but are generating increased hospital charges anyway, according to a new report by Mitchell, a San Diego-based claims administrator. “Anecdotally, we have heard that some people have been …

Claims People: Crawford & Co., Tenco Services, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Crawford Hires Forensic Accounting Director Crawford & Co has appointed Janis Hagenbucher as managing director for Crawford Forensic Accounting Services. Hagenbucher reports to Paul Kottler, president of Crawford Global Technical Services. In this new role, Hagenbucher will support the overall …

Massachusetts Weighs in on 3rd-Party Liability For Diminished Value Damages

A federal district court in Massachusetts has ruled that Massachusetts tort law does not provide for recovery of “inherent diminution in value” damages by a third-party claimant. Martins v. Vermont Mutual Ins. Co., 2019 WL 3818293 (D. Mass. 2019). The …

The Known Loss Doctrine and Liability Insurance

Insurance coverage is premised on the concept of fortuity – a loss that occurs by chance or accident. When an insurance company issues a policy, it insures against a risk of possible loss, not a certainty. Insurance carriers do not …

Timothy Allen Joins American Claims Management Team

San Diego, CA, March 4, 2015 – National third party administrator, American Claims Management Inc. (ACM) announced that Timothy O. Allen joined its team as the vice president of property claims in January 2015. Allen brings more than 20 years …