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Heavy Equipment Fires – What The Subrogating Carrier Should Know

Heavy equipment fires occur frequently and can lead to substantial losses. The loss of the equipment itself is often compounded by the insured’s loss of use of the equipment.  For businesses that rely extensively on heavy equipment (e.g., agricultural and

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Material Failures–Chloride Corrosion of Stainless Steel

In a large number of American homes, hot and cold water are supplied to kitchen and bathroom faucets by braided stainless steel water line connectors. In a significant number those homes, the under-sink space that encloses the braided steel water

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Recall Notices and Your Subrogation Case

Property insurers are all too familiar with losses caused by defective products. Some product defects are isolated instances, affecting only one unit, but in today’s era of mass production and of use of component parts supplied by third-party vendors, defects

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New Consumer Complaint Database May Aid Subrogation Efforts

On March 11, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) will officially launch a new website which offers a forum for consumers to register complaints about product-related safety issues. The database, located at http://saferproducts.gov/ will register complaints of injury or

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Lowe’s Dryer Installation Practices Foiled in Class Action Suit

On September 17, 2010 Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. settled a class action lawsuit brought in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina by consumers who contracted with Lowe’s for the installation of clothes dryers in

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