The Regulation of Public Adjusters
The California Court of Appeal concluded that the Legislature recognized that insureds would often be susceptible to exploitation in the wake of earthquakes, fires, floods, and similar catastrophes, and that consumers of public adjusting services needed protection. In addition to price gouging and collusion with contractors, the Public Adjusters Act was designed to protect California consumers from a number of other abuses including high-pressure sales tactics, fraud, and incompetence.
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