Monthly Archives: January 2016

Insurance 101 – Chapter 8 – Volume 97 – The Claim File

The Claim File In each investigation, the adjuster’s claim file should document the investigation in detail. It is a record of what the claims person did and how he or she performed the duties of an insurance adjuster. The following … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 8 – Volume 96 – Immunity of Appraisers

 Immunity of Appraisers In Lambert v. Carneghi, No. A113388 (Cal. App. Dist.1 01/11/2008), the California Court of Appeal found that since an appraisal is an arbitration under California law, the appraiser is immune from suit for actions in the appraisal. … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 8 – Volume 95 – Setting Aside Award – 2

Setting Aside Award – 2 The Arbitration Act requires proposed neutral arbitrators to disclose to opposing parties the existence of any potential grounds for disqualification. If a party objects to the proposed neutral arbitrator, California Civil Code section 1281.91 requires … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 8 – Volume 94 – Setting Aside Award

Setting Aside Award Setting aside an award is permitted only when there is a showing of fraud, bad faith, a material mistake, or a lack of understanding or failure to complete the task assigned. The decision to vacate the award … Continue reading

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