Tag Archives: GAPIA

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Indicted By Federal Government For Fraudulent Insurance Scheme

I had barely finished my speech with Nicole Vinson at the Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (GAPIA) Spring Conference this morning when news broke that Jim Beck, Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner had been indicted in a 38-count criminal complaint for a fraudulent scheme involving insurance inspections and invoices. It alleged that Beck, a former insurance company … Continue Reading

Georgia Public Adjusters Have It Going On!

Anita Taff and the entire GAPIA public adjuster Board of Directors should be congratulated for their success. I have the pleasure and the frustration of being in many different geographic areas where public adjuster organizations are having difficulties maintaining cohesiveness within their ranks. This is a relatively new development because just getting organized as a … Continue Reading

Insurance Companies Must Perform in Good Faith Regardless of Their Customer’s Imperfect Actions

Insurance companies routinely argue for immunity from their wrongful actions because acts of their customers are not perfect following a loss. Policyholders are not claims specialists. Policyholders generally are not in the insurance claims business much less the civil litigation business which the insurance industry is the number one participant by far.… Continue Reading

Join us in Atlanta

Chip Merlin and I will be speaking on behalf of the Merlin Law Group at the Fall Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Meeting on October 4, 2016, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.… Continue Reading

Appointing An Umpire for an Appraisal–Do You Have To File a Lawsuit?

I listened carefully to a speech, Point/Counter Point – Update on Appraisal and Insurable Interest Principles of Property Insurance Procedures for the Public Adjuster, given by attorneys Jeffrey Diamond and Wayne Taylor last Tuesday at the Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Spring Conference. Taylor commented that it is unnecessary to file a lawsuit to … Continue Reading

Georgia Adjusters Seminar with Chip Merlin Next Week

There is still time to register for the Georgia Seminar on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (GAPIA) is hosting their annual conference at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Click here to register online. Click here for a detailed agenda, including the educational presentation topics.… Continue Reading