10 The Importance of a
By Christine Barlow, CPCU
12 Automotive Cartridge Oil
By Charles C. Roberts, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.
14 Construction Defects Affect
a New York Landmark
By Jenean Meier
16 Creating an Effective
By Paul Ross
50 Adjuster Risk Management Tools –
By Ken Brownlee, CPCU
5.......... Editor’s Note
6.......... National Report
8.......... Reporter’s Notebook
17........ And the Verdict is...
CONTENTS VOLUME 67 | NUMBER 2 | MARCH 2019
Defending Construction Defect Claims
By Luis A. Barba Esq. and Anthony daFonseca,
An insured can be held liable for negligence for failure to perform
their duties with the generally expected degree of competence.
22 Catastrophe Planning:
Preparing for the Unexpected
By Thomas Simoncic, Sedgwick
The ongoing threats from various exposures underscores
the need for catastrophe plans.
25 Determining Liability in Insurance Claims
By Chris Tidball, EXL
Liability is a critical component of every claim and adjusters
need the knowledge, tools and time to conduct an investigation.
28 Modeling Challenges for Hurricane
By Federico Waisman, Ph.D., Ariel Re
Climate change, increasingly strong storms & changing weather
patterns affect modeling accuracy, which is still developing.
32 Data Insights and Fire Claims
By George Hosfield and Bill Brower,
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
New data-driven models can help carriers achieve more accurate
and profitable policy pricing for catastrophe claims.
34 Who’s Liable in a Drone Crash?
By Jeff Ellis, Clyde & Co.
As more drones disrupt airline operations and endanger
passengers, determining liability and insurance coverage
for damages is critical.