They say you should save the best for last. So, Steve Badger, Rene Sigman, and yours truly are making the last presentation at the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Spring Conference on March 2 in Austin, Texas. Given our preparation, the title seems appropriate, Three for One & One for All! A Lively Discussion of Hot Topics In Texas Claims & Litigation.
Steve Badger and I had a rematch debate yesterday at the TAPIA Conference in Kerrville, Texas.1 There were some topics that we agreed were “juicy,” with attorneys getting unilateral agreements for umpire appointments and other Texas attorneys winning cases and then being arrested. But I came across a pleading in a Florida lawsuit where Tower Hill claimed all kinds of fraud against a contractor and a “juicy” counterclaim was filed by the contractor against Tower Hill entities, its CEO and US Forensics.
Continue Reading Contractor Fights Back Against Tower Hill and US Forensic
Another Steve Badger versus Chip Merlin Rematch will take place this Thursday at the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (TAPIA) Fall Conference. In preparation for this debate, I came across another example of a Texas city being abused in the property insurance claims process by the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool.
Continue Reading Texas Cities Should Not Purchase Property Insurance From the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool
The above photo is of Kaye Beneke, Justin Skipton, and Kalon deLuise, taken while we prepared for a session regarding claims ethics for next Monday’s joint session hosted the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (TAPIA) and the Rocky Mountain Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (RMAPIA).
Continue Reading Welcome to The Twilight Zone! Texas and Rocky Mountain Public Adjusters Hold a Joint and Virtual Property Claims Training Next Week
Merlin Law Group Attorney Mary Fortson celebrated her 20th year in our firm last week. In the summer of 2008, she met with Texas public adjusters Art Jansen and Jim Beneke about re-establishing the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (TAPIA). Today, TAPIA has 100 paid members.
Continue Reading Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Conference Features Adjustment Issue of Storm, Flood, and Water Claims
The Round-up: The Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (“TAPIA”) has lassoed and corralled a great group of speakers and events that you absolutely will not want to miss this fall in Fort Worth. If you register by August 31st, members will only have to “pony-up” $149 and non-member, first timers $195. If you don’t have a bed roll or pup-tent to pitch, early registration is already open at Embassy Suites Downtown Fort Worth at 600 Commerce Street. You can save a nickel at Embassy Suites if you register by September 16th and mention “TAPIA” to get a TAPIA rate. Register either on line or call (817) 332-6900.
Continue Reading Yee-Haw!! Meet Your Tapia Cowpoke Friends in the Cowtown Capital of Texas—Fort Worth—For the Fall Conference October 15-17, 2019
Last week at the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjuster (TAPIA) Fall Conference, Rene Sigman made the most dramatic speech ever at a public adjuster conference—and did it twice in one day. She stood up to a Texas politician railing about his constituents being harmed by bad laws and bad faith insurance companies. She called him out for voting against policyholders.
Continue Reading Rene Sigman is a Rebel with a Cause—Stopping Laws and Regulations That Harm Policyholders
TAPIA’s Fall 2016 Conference returns this week to San Antonio’s Menger Hotel. All Texas public adjusters should come join in the education, networking, and fun!
In addition to all the other informative presentations, Evan Wolfe and I will present “Fresh Perspectives on Claim Preparation/Preparing Files For Litigation Success” on Thursday.…
HAAG’s chief engineer and owner, Tim Marshall, made at least 25% of his personal income from State Farm and was designated as an "impartial" appraiser. If you were his mother, sister or relative, would you think somebody making 25% of their income from another party was "impartial?" Just apply the Golden Rule when thinking about these issues.…
It is not too late to register for the Spring 2015 Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Conference. Come to Dallas February 18 and 19 to participate in a wonderful continuing education conference Merlin Law Group is pleased to co-sponsor.…