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a costly surprise
The Presence of a Subrogation Waiver May Change Everything
following new data trails
When It Comes to Claims Investigations, Click Your Keyboards Instead of Your Heels
Courts broadly view fraud laws to bolster crime fighting
Clinics, staged crashes, state-insurer ties scrutinized
Additional Recent Articles
"A Costly Surprise - The Prescense of a Subrogation Waiver May Change Everything", Claims Management, September 2016.
"Following New Data Trails - When It Comes to Claims Investigations, Click Your Keyboards Instead of Your Heels", Claims Management, July 2016.
"Courts Broadly View Fraud Laws to Bolster Crime Fighting", Journal of Insurance Fraud in America, June 2016.
"The State of Denial - An Insurer’s Image Can Turn on a Phrase, Especially When It Comes to Coverage Decisions", Claims Management, March 2016.
"Undetermined Fire Losses - Do We Pay the Claim or Investigate Further?", Litigation Management, Winter 2016.
"Intelligent Selection - 21st Century Approaches to Mock Trials and Jury Selection", Claims Management, November 2015.
Good Faith/Bad Faith - A Legal View, an Insurance Committee for Arson Control (ICAC) publication, 2015.
"Where's Waldo? Using Technology Tracking in Claims Investigations", Claims Management, August 2015.
"Are You Ready for Your Close Up?", Claims Management, June 2015.
"Wasting Away – Sick of Throwing Money Away on Medical Provider Fraud? Here’s How to Fight Back" Claims Management, May 2015.
"A New Era of Cyber Liability Claims" Claims Management, March 2015.
"EUOs for the Pros - Five Considerations for Maximizing the Power of Testimony in Insurance Fraud Investigations" Claims Management, November 2014.
"Graying Baby Boomers May Swell Ranks of Fraudsters" Journal Of Insurance Fraud in America, November 2014.
"The CSI Mystique: Forensic Science in the Courtroom" Ohio State Bar Association Law You Can Use, November 2014.
"Weed Control - Understanding Plaintiff's Approach to Social Media" Claims Management, September 2014.
"The RICO Act - How to Use the Statute to Aggressively Seek Recovery Against the Unscrupulous" Claims Management, April 2014.
"Natural Selection – Find the Strongest Legal Counsel and Weed out the Weak" Claims Management, February 2014.
"Getting the Most From Your Defense $$$: How to Properly Select and Utilize Legal Counsel" CPCU Society Claims Interest Group Claims Quorum, Volume 31, Number 4, December 2013.
"Preparing Your Closing Argument" DRI Trial Tactics Committee Trials and Tribulations, Volume 19 Issue 2.
"The CSI Mystique - Using Forensic Science in Insurance Litigation" (with Frank T. Zeigon), Litigation Management, Fall 2013.
"Doing More with Less in the New Age of Detection" Claims Management, July 2013.
"Are You Connecting? Changes in Bad Faith Litigation in the Electronic Era" (with Frank T. Zeigon), Litigation Management, Summer 2013.
"The Ethical Investigation of Claims: The Attorney Perspective" (with Frank T. Zeigon and editing assistance by Ian D. Mitchell), CPCU Society Claims Interest Group Claims Quorum, Volume 31, Number 1, March 2013.
"A Portrait of Fraud - Are Claims Investigators and SIUs Ignoring the Graying of America?" Claims Management, March 2013.
"Ten Things to Consider and Look For in Handling Insurance Claims" Claims Management, January 2013.
"Social Media - What You're Doing Wrong and How to Fix it" Claims Management, October 2012.
"The Ethical Investigation of Claims: The Insurance Professional Perspective" (with Frank T. Zeigon), Litigation Management, Fall 2012.
"The Ethical Investigation of Claims: The Attorney Perspective" (with Frank T. Zeigon and editing assistance by Ian D. Mitchell), Litigation Management, Summer 2012.
"Arbitration: The I’m Not Dead Yet Alternative Dispute Resolution Program", CPCU Society Claims Interest Group Claims Quorum, Volume 30, Number 1, May 2012.