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EXPERT TESTIMONY: SEPARATING THE JUNK FROM THE JEWELS UNDER FEDERAL RULE OF EVIDENCE 702

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EXPERT TESTIMONY: SEPARATING THE JUNK FROM THE JEWELS UNDER FEDERAL RULE OF EVIDENCE 702 by Jessica Phillips Partner, Swift Currie Frequently, adjusters and attorneys require input and opinions from professionals with particular expertise and training in a specific field or industry. These professionals may provide opinions regarding causation, remediation, repair, damage, and other similar issues which present themselves during the course of a claim. Though different states have different rules of evidence governing testimony from these professionals, most generally follow the principals set forth in the Federal Rule of Evidence 702, which permits "[a] witness who is qualified as an…

The Challenges of Adjusting Long Term Water Losses

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The Challenges of Adjusting Long-Term Water Losses   By Timothy Engelbrecht, Esq. - Partner Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP   Many residential and commercial property insurance policies contain an exclusion that excludes loss caused by constant or repeated leakage or seepage. However, it has become more and more difficult to determine exactly when and under what circumstances that sort of exclusion applies. The purpose of this article is to discuss three case law decisions (Hoey, Price, and Hicks) that address this exclusion with the hope of adding some clarity to the issue.   The Hoey case (2008). In the case…

ALL IN THE FAMILY

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I received such great news while I was in a seminar about chimney fires, that I could not stop my eyes from welling up. My youngest daughter, Madison, was just selected as a Southern Loss Association Scholarship recipient - a great honor! I was so proud; not only for this scholarship but the others she and her sister, Megan, have received every year while they attended college. I could see the light at the end of the tunnel! College is an expensive investment for any family, but it is close to impossible for single parents trying to do it on…
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Southern Loss Association Links

Atlanta Claims Association

The ACA is a professional association for insurance claims personnel in the Atlanta area. Go to the Atlanta Claims Association website.

Casualty Adjusters Guide

Since 1958…”The” original Claim Guide. Go to the Casualty Adjusters Guide website.

Claims Magazine

Covering the Business of Loss. Go to the Claims Magazine website.

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association offers formal avenues for training, networking and communication. GDLA membership benefits include CLE seminars, judicial receptions, a newsletter and annual Law Journal, plus access to an e-mail blast system that allows members to pose questions about experts, points of law, emerging issues, and more. Go to the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association website.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, GTLA has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. The Mission of GTLA is simple:  We are dedicated to protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians. Go to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association website.

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl

For more information on this organization, go to the Blue Goose website.

How Stuff Works

Some complex technological questions explained simply. Go to the How Stuff Works website.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

For more information on the IBHS and FORTIFIED BUILDINGS, visit the IBHS website.

Mapquest

A great source for knowing where you are, and where you are going. Go the Mapquest website.

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Are you looking for an engineer with proven claims experience? NAFE is your best and only source for Board Certified Forensic Engineers. Go to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers website.

International Association of Insurance Professionals

IAIP (International) serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and the opportunity to make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry. Go to the National Association of Insurance Professionals.website.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA National Weather Service Website. A great source for weather forecasts, maps, aviation weather, and weather archives. Go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

Property & Liability Resource Bureau – PLRB

For more information on the PLRB organization, go to the PLRB website.

Risk and Insurance Management Society

The mission of the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society is to advance and promote the risk management profession by: (1) Providing timely and valuable educational programs, (2) Facilitating career development and networking; and (3) Fostering an environment of support for students. Go to the Risk and Insurance Management Society website.

Ultimate Insurance Links

Search for insurance listings and brokers. Go to the Ultimate Insurance Links website.