Monthly Archives: May 2016

Insurance 101 – Chapter 14 – Volume 45 – More Diminution of Value and Automobile Material Damage Claims

More Diminution of Value and Automobile Material Damage Claims Mabry applies to all insurance claims, not just auto, and if a repaired building is diminished in value because of the repairs the insurer may be required to pay for those … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 14 – Volume 44 – Diminution of Value and Automobile Material Damage Claims

Diminution of Value and Automobile Material Damage Claims A brief overview of how the states deal with automobile material damage claims when the vehicle loses value after it is completely repaired by an insurer. The following video was adapted from … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 14 – Volume 43 – Settlement Checklist – Liability

Settlement Checklist – Liability The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library Legal Disclaimer The author and publisher disclaim any … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 14 – Volume 42 – Settlement Checklist

Settlement Checklist Evaluation and Settlement Checklist for First Party Property Claims. The following video was adapted from my book, “Insurance Claims A Comprehensive Guide” Published by the National Underwriter Company and is available at the Zalma Insurance Claims Library Legal … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 14 – Volume 41 – Ethical Settlement Negotiations

Ethical Settlement Negotiations An attorney representing a party may not make a false representation of fact. However, an attorney may, as part of negotiation, refrain from disclosing a client’s negotiation goals or willingness to compromise. (If attorneys were required to … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 14 – Volume 40 – The Unfair Trade Practices Act

The Unfair Trade Practices Act In 1947, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) first proposed a model Unfair Trade Practices Act. The Unfair Trade Practices Act, combined with the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act, works to regulate the methods … Continue reading

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Insurance 101 – Chapter 14 – Volume 39 – More Dispute or Denial of a Claim

More Dispute or Denial of a Claim A court can conclude as a matter of law that an insurer’s denial of a claim is not  unreasonable, so long as there existed a genuine issue as to the insurer’ s liability. … Continue reading

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