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I serve as the Principal of Insurance Claims and Litigation Consultants, LLC, a firm that provides expert witness services and testimony on claims and lawsuits involving insurance coverage, bad faith, underwriting, agent-broker liability, regulatory issues and good faith claims handling practices. I also provide consultation and oversight of pre-suit and litigated coverage matters that potentially…
(From the Summer 2022 issue of CPCU INSIGHTS…)
Tommy Michaels of T. R. Michaels Claim Consulting, LLC has over 50 years experience in property and casualty insurance claims handling and claims administration. 36 years with a major insurer in various claim capacities including home office executive. Expert testimony provided in Federal and State courts throughout the United States regarding bad faith, claims standards,…
…the COI does not/should not amend or change the policy in any way, explicitly
stating so in the form of a disclaimer. However, the disclaimer is proving not to be bulletproof,
at least in Washington.
Montrose v Admiral affected the principle of known loss and caused the insurance industry to react with a variety of “Montrose Exclusion” endorsements and the Insurance Services Office to change the insuring agreement in the CGL policy. Its impact was, and still is, felt beyond California’s borders.