Southern Loss Association Articles

Bad Faith v. Good Faith and Just Results

by Scott Busby – Busby & Negin The demand letter alleging bad faith arrives. Your blood pressure goes up – either you are sick of seeing lawyers toss the claim into every claim or you worry you may have made a mistake on a legal or factual point. How do you lower your blood pressure? …

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Who Has Priority Over My Recovery?

An Overview of the Made Whole Doctrine By Jessica M. Skarin, Esq. – Partner, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP After paying out a claim, insurers often pursue a subrogation recovery from a responsible third party. In evaluating the potential for recovery, subrogation specialists consider many issues including proof of liability, applicable contract provisions, statutory limitations, …

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Investigation of Spontaneous Ignition Fires 

Investigation of Spontaneous Ignition Fires  John Stewart, CFEI, CFII Jack Ward Fire Consultants   CHEMISTRY   Spontaneous ignition has become more known and understood in the fire investigation community over the past 25 years, but is still missed by many seasoned experts. Fire, by definition, is a rapid oxidation process resulting in the evolution of …

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VIRTUAL EXAMINATIONS UNDER OATH: CONSIDERATIONS POST COVID-19

VIRTUAL EXAMINATIONS UNDER OATH: CONSIDERATIONS POST COVID-19 Howard Vallens Law Offices of Howard S. Vallens   Investigative Tool   An examination under oath (EUO) is an investigative tool. The insured is placed under oath at the onset of the EUO, usually by a court reporter, and is then asked a series of questions material to …

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Drones and Insurance – A Tool; Not a Replacement.

Drones and Insurance – A Tool; Not a Replacement. By Adrian Medley Camco Claims Today we are hearing more and more about the use of drones in the insurance industry, and in the last 5 years their presence has been increasing dramatically. People debate whether the drone will be replacing the adjuster, or will the …

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Other Resources

Atlanta Claims Association - https://www.atlantaclaims.com/

Casualty Adjusters Guide - https://www.cagworld.com/

Claims Magazine - https://www.propertycasualty360.com/claims-magazine/

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association - http://www.gdla.org/

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association - https://www.gtla.org/

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl - http://www.bluegoose.org/

How Stuff Works - https://www.howstuffworks.com/

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) - https://disastersafety.org/

Mapquest - https://www.mapquest.com/

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE) - https://www.nafe.org/

International Association of Insurance Professionals (IAIP) - https://www.internationalinsuranceprofessionals.org/

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - https://www.weather.gov/

Property & Liability Resource Bureau (PLRB) - https://www.plrb.org/

Risk and Insurance Management Society - https://community.rims.org/

Ultimate Insurance Links - https://tonysteuer.com/