Designated as an Arbitrator in a carrier dispute with its Managing General Agency / Third Party Administrator relative to a Personal Auto program. Case involved analysis of underwriting criteria, claims handling custom and practice and allegations of Insurance Agent Errors and Omissions. Attorney Dan Vana, Benjamin, Vana, Martinez & ...
April 23, 2017Don Hirsch
Engaged by plaintiff counsel as consulting expert to evaluate Agent Errors and Omissions issues relative to Uninsured Motorist bad faith claims handling. Dispute resulted from a motorcycle rider being seriously injured after agent’s failure to procure Personal Auto coverage. Fry v. Colorado Insurance Advisors, Progressive Insurance, et al; ...
March 1, 2017Don Hirsch
Engaged by carrier’s defense counsel to evaluate Notice of Cancellation issues for a Personal Auto policy. Petition included allegations of Insurance Bad Faith claims handling for claim denial after a policy cancelled for nonpayment. Attorneys Dawn Goeres and Tom Cooper, Pignato, Cooper, Kolker & Roberson, P.C. (405) 606-3333. ...
February 27, 2017Don Hirsch
Engaged by counsel defending insurance carrier against allegations of Bad Faith Claims Handling. Case involved a Motor Truck Cargo total fire loss of load being hauled, and subsequent claim denial by carrier. Two expert reports were required: carrier was initially Defendant (against policyholder allegations) and later Third ...
February 24, 2017Don Hirsch
Engaged by counsel defending insurance carrier against allegations of Bad Faith Claims Handling. Case involved a trucker covered under a specified commodities Motor Truck Cargo policy. Litigation resulted from claim denial for a total fire loss of load based on commodities being hauled had not been declared on the ...
February 23, 2017Don Hirsch
Engaged by policyholder counsel to analyze coverage under a Homeowners policy endorsed to insure a float home. Carrier’s claim denial for windstorm damage to the float home subsequently lead to litigation. Case required expertise with Agent Errors & Omissions relative to covered perils under Homeowners and Marine insurance ...
February 2, 2017Don Hirsch
Engaged by defense counsel to address allegations of Managing General Agent E&O / Bad Faith involving placement of surplus lines. Litigation resulted following claim denial for a vehicle accident involving a city bus being driven by a temporary staff employee. Case involved Non-owned Autos coverage under Commercial Auto ...
January 6, 2017Don Hirsch
Engaged by defense counsel to analyze allegations of Agent Errors & Omissions and Insurance Bad Faith involving placement of Surplus Lines Commercial General Liability. Case involved policy conditions that a general contractor be named as additional insured under subcontractors’ Commercial General Liability policies and maintain Certificates of Liability Insurance. ...
November 24, 2016Don Hirsch
Engaged by defense counsel as their Homeowners Insurance claims handling expert. Case included homeowner allegations of bad faith claims handling regarding hail damage. Case required analysis of hailstorm weather patterns and carrier actions relative to Texas’ statutory timelines for insurance claims handling. Howell v. Germania Mutual, Cause No. ...
October 29, 2016Don Hirsch
Engaged by defense counsel as their Flood Insurance expert. Case required analysis of NFIP regulations and flood insurance requirements for a loan closing. Dispute resulted from a flood loss when retail agent/carrier had failed to procure a standard NFIP flood insurance policy, triggering lender obligations under its forced-place flood ...
September 11, 2016Don Hirsch