This week, I had the opportunity to discuss trends in public adjusting with a very seasoned and humble second-generation public adjuster, Leonard "Len" Theran, located in Massachusetts. His public adjusting firm, Professional Loss Adjusters, Inc., employs seven public adjusters, who adjust claims in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Minnesota and Michigan. Professional Loss adjusters has been helping insureds since 1894.
Public adjusters hate to appear and be questioned for an examination under oath. Whether they can be compelled to, should, and the legal consequences for doing so (or not) are of considerable debate.
Following my discussion regarding examinations under oath last week, Dealing with Questions that Seem Irrelevant in an Examination Under Oath, this seems to be a ripe property insurance coverage topic.
The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) has some of the finest minds in the world regarding claims adjustment under property insurance policies. Our law firm had the opportunity to lead a day long insurance seminar for the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and NAPIA members last Friday in Boston. The level of discussion and debate over cutting edge claims handling issues made it one of the finest property insurance seminars I have ever attended.