Monthly Archives: May 2011

Florida Court Knocks Out Hulk Hogan Claim Against Insurance Agency

This recent decision has a number of issues that insurance agents will find valuable and interesting. “A Pinellas County, Florida judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Terry Bollea, better known as celebrity wrestler Hulk Hogan, in a matter stemming from his … Continue reading

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E&O Insights: Exposures to Watch for Insurance Agents Insuring the Local Neighborhood Tavern Risk

This is an excerpt from an Insurance Journal article that I authored in the May 2, 2011 edition. “While many towns might not have a hardware store or a dry cleaner, chances are there is a neighborhood tavern. It is estimated … Continue reading

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Dogs – a significant Agents E&O issue

While dogs are man’s best friend, they are definitely not a friend to the insurance industry. With special thanks and appreciation to the Insurance Information Institute www.iii.org, the attached article details that dog bite claims cost the industry over $400 … Continue reading

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Attn: Insurance Agents – looking to insure social services agencies?

This is an excerpt from a Rough Notes article that I authored in the May 2011 edition. “Traditionally, insurance agencies are extremely generous in giving their time and resources to benefit social service agencies. After all, although many social service agencies receive … Continue reading

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Agents E&O Exposures of Broker of Record Letters

When you take over an account by broker of record, it is important to realize your work is not done; in fact, it is actually just beginning. There is no doubt that acquiring an account by broker of record, if … Continue reading

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Upcoming speaking engagements

On behalf of Utica National, I will be presenting 3 hour loss control seminars at the following locations in June: PIA Oregon / Idaho convention:  Tuesday June 7th , Lincoln City, Oregon. Topic: “Everything you wanted to know about E&O but … Continue reading

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Twitter Insurance? Yes…Twitter Insurance

It was probably only a matter of time…where there is risk, there is typically some type of insurance to cover the risk. With social media expanding beyond comprehension, there are errors that occur that are creating liability, potentially significant liability. As … Continue reading

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E&O Insights: Are Your Customers Properly Protected for Business Interruption?

This is an excerpt from an Insurance Journal article that I authored in the April 18, 2011 edition. “While you may answer the question posed in the headline by saying that most of your commercial customers have business interruption coverage, … Continue reading

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