Potential Weakness in Amazon’s Armor

Since the turn of the century, Amazon has become the most obvious thorn in the side of subrogated insurers. In the past twenty years, the online retailer has exploded in both popularity and revenue with a significant percentage of its revenue coming from the Amazon Seller Marketplace. Erie v. Amazon...

Product Recalls

If you are a property adjuster, you are familiar with losses caused by defective products. While some product defects may be a unique and isolated matter, we are seeing more cases of property damage as a direct result of a defective product. This is why we believe it is so...

Liability of a Dog Owner

Ohio Revised Code 955.28 covers the liability of a dog owner. Our Columbus, Ohio office has had many cases where a dog gets loose, runs into the street, and causes a vehicle to strike the dog or swerve to miss the dog and strike other property (e.g., another vehicle, fence,...

Product Recalls

As a property adjuster, you are familiar with losses caused by defective products. We are seeing an increase in property damage caused by water and fire as a direct result of a defective product. Therefore, we would like to remind you of the following Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls.

Indiana Negligent Entrustment

Under Indiana law, the theory of Negligent Entrustment allows for an injured party to recover from the owner of a vehicle who negligently allowed another person to use the vehicle. Negligent entrustment is most common in auto claims, although there are other circumstances where it is applicable.

Promissory Note

In the course of trying to collect from uninsured motorists, some insurers and their vendors may use promissory notes. It is important to remember that for these notes to be valid and collectible there are rules the insurer should follow.