Monthly Archives: September 2011

What happened to my fire scene?

A call comes in regarding a new large fire loss. Based on the preliminary information from the insured, it sounds like there may be subrogation potential. The adjuster promptly retains a cause and origin investigator to go to the scene.

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Nomination for Top 50 Insurance Blogs of 2011

We are pleased to announce that this “Subrogation & Recovery Law Blog” has been nominated as a candidate for the LexisNexis Top 50 Insurance Blogs of 2011. Each year, LexisNexis honors a select group of blogs that it believes sets the

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Holding Electric Utilities Responsible for Negligent Underground Installation Work

After indignantly waving their tariff in your face, electric utilities are quick to claim "lack of notice" when confronted with claims alleging that an electrical malfunction in the utility’s wiring and equipment caused a fire at your insured’s property. Many

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LG Dehumidifiers Recalled after Reports of Thirteen Fires

Thirteen fires and more than one million dollars in property damage have been caused by LG Dehumidifiers, prompting a recall. The Goldstar GHD30Y7, Goldstar DH305Y7 and Comfort-Aire BHD-301-C dehumidifiers are all included in the recall. The recalled units are distributed through The

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I preserved the dryer, so why is my dryer fire case being dismissed?

The Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that in 1996 alone, clothes dryers caused 15,500 house fires, resulting in 20 deaths, 320 injuries and $84.4 million in property damages. In light of this information, it is not surprising that dryer manufacturers

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Pourable Gel Fuel Recalled

On September 1, 2011 the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of all pourable gel fuels made by nine separate companies. The recall covers an estimated two million units of this fuel, which has been sold since 2008.

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