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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Brooks versus City of Huntington

The Brooks Court explained that a party seeking recovery for property damage “may recover the reasonable cost of repairing it even if those costs exceed the property’s fair market value before the damage.” The Brooks Court elaborated that “where the owner of residential real property which is damaged can establish that the pre-damage fair market value of the residential real property cannot be fully restored by repairs and that a permanent appreciable residential diminution in value will exist even after such repairs are made, then the owner may recover both the cost of repair and for such remaining diminution in value.”

Recent 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 it is so important we bring recent Consumer Product Safety… Read More »

Another Means to Serve the Hidden Defendant

If you are pursuing a claim against a motor vehicle owner or operator, and have attempted to serve the defendant using a commercial carrier, certified U.S. mail, or regular mail to his or her last known residential address, but have not been successful, you may be able to perfect service upon that defendant through the… Read More »