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Damian J. Arguello

Risk management & insurance thought leader & influencer, law professor, coverage counsel, & insurance expert witness.

What The Plaintiffs’ Attorney May Be Missing In The Analysis Of His Clients Insurance Policy

I was often amazed at what I could only discern as an argument by a Plaintiff’s attorney concerning an insurance claim where he had never bothered to read the policy or have a true of understanding of insurance.

Mamas Tell Your Kids to Sell Reinsurance

A hair-weaving certificate requires 300 hours of training. An individual selling reinsurance needs zero education and faces zero testing.

Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker is the founding member of the Walker Law Firm, LLC. (Iowa), the Law Office of Jennifer Walker, LLC. (Georgia) and Walker Risk Consulting, LLC. (Iowa).  Jennifer was admitted to the Georgia State Bar in 2014 after a 30 year career in the insurance industry.   She was admitted to the Iowa State Bar in…

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Dirk Beamer

Discovery of Reinsurance for Plaintiff’s Attorneys

For plaintiff lawyers, discovering what reinsurance has been purchased will not get you directly into the pocket of the reinsurer, but it will give you insights into what the insurance company was thinking as it handled your client’s claim.

The Problem of Relationship Inertia with the Reinsurance Broker

For many small to mid-sized companies there is the overriding element of misplaced trust in the broker and a gross misunderstanding of their own duties.

Looking Behind the Curtain

I have not figured out why reinsurance is not fully regulated, as is insurance. I have heard the logic that the parties to the contract are equally sophisticated, and therefor no regulation is necessary. The problem with that logic is that it assumes a premise that is false. Many of the parties do not have equal bargaining power; they are not equally qualified to enter into the transaction and there are no real arms length negotiations. Many small companies spend more on reinsurance each year then they could possibly receive from the sale of the building they occupy.

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Michael Johnston

Mr. Johnston is a civil litigator concentrating his practice in insurance, consumer, personal injury and commercial litigation. He is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Johnston is Board Certified in Consumer & Commercial Law (which includes Insurance Law) by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial…

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Stanley Lipshultz

I began my insurance career in 1968 working in the claims department for the Insurance Company of North America (INA) both as a staff claims adjuster and then as a liability supervisor.  After finishing law school I specialized in insurance defense for agents and brokers and for insurance companies in  direct suits against them as…

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