Pennsylvania Decides Again that Assignments of Bad Faith to Restorers are Valid

Pennsylvania Decides Again that Assignments of Bad Faith to Restorers are Valid

Pennsylvania Federal Court held that bad faith claims could be assigned to a third party, such as a restoration company, who alleged injury from the insurer’s conduct in adjusting the claim.  State Farm Fire and Casualty Company (“State Farm”) insured 1133 Columbia LLC’s property (“Columbia”). Royal Water Damage Restoration (“Royal Water”) performed mitigation, remediation, and Read More

Jordan v. Allstate Ins. Co.: Failure to Conduct a Full, Fair, and Thorough Investigation on a Claim?

Jordan v. Allstate Ins. Co.: Failure to Conduct a Full, Fair, and Thorough Investigation on a Claim?

Most insurance policies contain terms that are hard to understand, and the policies are often written ambiguously and confusingly. Besides providing coverage, policies also assign responsibilities to the insured and duties to the insurer. One duty is the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. A moniker for the breach of this covenant is Read More

C&R Magazine In-Depth Coverage On: The Key to Recovering Fair Market Value for Restoration Services

C&R Magazine In-Depth Coverage On: The Key to Recovering Fair Market Value for Restoration Services

Want stronger rights to payment for your job? Policyholders running off with policy proceeds and not paying you? An Assignment Is Your Best Protection! I am excited to share this article, and podcast/video interview, from Cleaning & Restoration Magazine, by the incredibly talented Michelle Blevins. An assignment makes you the owner of the insurance proceeds. Read More

Former Claims Adjusters Recount Fraudulent Claims Handling Practices

Former Claims Adjusters Recount Fraudulent Claims Handling Practices

Former Insurance adjusters testified, February 2021 to Washington state lawmakers, in support of House Bill 1428, giving first hand accounts of the corruption and fraud in the claims handling world. Both claims professionals gave testimony that was contrary to the Insurance Industry’s reports regarding the “adequate protection,” and “the desire among insurers to provide quality service at Read More

Han v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company

Han v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company

A class action claims State Farm Fire and Casualty Company has wrongfully used lower “new construction” estimates in paying claims for projects that amount to “reconstruction” of damaged property. State Farm obtained estimating data from Xactware reflecting that over the past six years, State Farm estimated over $90 million in repair damage replacement costs using Read More

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