Engaged by policyholder counsel as an insurance expert witness to analyze Agents Errors & Omissions issues pursuant to an agent’s calculations of replacement cost for a high value dwelling. The agent’s worksheets showed artificially low values for square footage and quality of the home’s features. When a fire ...
May 30, 2023David Deering
Retained by policyholder counsel as an insurance expert witness to review insurance industry renewal procedures when an agent failed to adequately disclose Business Income insurance being deleted on a renewal policy. Dispute arose following a major fire loss, when the agent finally informed the policyholder clearly that its Commercial ...
March 30, 2023David Deering
Retained by policyholder counsel as an insurance expert witness to review insurance industry standards of care for claims reporting under Claims-Made policy form relative to Agents Errors and Omissions. Despite clear indications of a pending claim from a flawed acid wash facial treatment, the agent neglected to notify the ...
February 28, 2023David Deering
Retained by policyholder counsel as an insurance expert witness to review insurance industry claims handling standards of care for Commercial Property and Business Income losses. Policyholder’s business was highly seasonal with most of the Business Income concentrated in the several months before the Christmas holidays. Dispute arose following ...
December 30, 2022David Deering
Engaged by defense counsel as an insurance expert witness to evaluate whether a ship repairer had complied with vendor contract insurance requirements for Commercial General Liability. Dispute arose when a harbor patrol officer capsized an upgraded boat during sea trials, injuring several of the ship repairer’s employees, who eventually ...
November 30, 2022David Deering
Engaged by policyholder’s General Counsel to analyze and assist with claims-handling issues to settle a multi-million-dollar hail claim which the carrier refused to acknowledge exceeded the deductible. Engagement involved hiring additional roofing consultants and addressing carrier’s badly flawed analysis of the hail damage; claim eventually settled. Attorney Craig ...
June 30, 2022David Deering
Retained by insurance company defense counsel to examine Homeowners Insurance underwriting and claims handling in response to Insurance Bad Faith allegations against the carrier. The homeowner abandoned the dwelling after a fire, failed to protect the premises from further damage, and insisted the dwelling was a total loss. ...
March 30, 2022David Deering
Engaged by plaintiff counsel as a consulting expert to evaluate Personal Auto Policy coverage issues following a fatality traffic accident and carrier’s refusal to open a claim. Attorney Eric Edwardson, (409) 924-0845. Rogers v. Allstate, Civil Action No. 4:21-cv-03118 In United States District Court For The Southern District ...
March 30, 2022David Deering
Engaged by policyholder counsel to review Insurance Agent Errors and Omissions relative to standards of care for placing Homeowners Insurance policies. Agent placed coverage with a ‘Cosmetic Roof Exclusion’ whereas prior carrier’s policy had no such exclusion for metal roofs. Policyholder suffered significant financial damage after denial of a ...
February 28, 2022David Deering
Engaged by carrier counsel pursuing an Insurance Agent Errors & Omissions action for Bad Faith to recover claim payments made under a Workers Compensation policy underwritten based on agent’s material misrepresentations on the application. After a tree trimming worker was seriously injured it was discovered the agent had withheld ...
January 8, 2022David Deering