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Jason JobeThompson Coe Cousins & Irons, Dallas, Texas, PLDF President Elect

Committees: Insurance Agent/Broker Claims

Insurance Agent/Broker Claims

Committee Co-Chair

Committee Co-Chair



Peter J. Biging, Esq.

Goldberg Segalla, LLP
600 Lexington Avenue South, #900
New York, NY  10022

Ben A. Andrews, Esq.

Pennington, P.A.
                           215 S. Monroe Street, #200  Tallahassee, FL  32301

Committee Vice Chair


Donald J. Eodice, CPCU

Eodice Insurance Consulting LLC                                                      
16 Royal Palm Drive
Mechanicsburg, PA  17050


Overview of the Committee’s Focus:

Even though insurance products are sold in advance of loss when policyholders are free to evaluate the scope of coverage and to purchase supplementary protection of their choice, malpractice claims are nevertheless brought against insurance agents and brokers when disgruntled policyholders choose insufficient coverage. Always "20/20 hindsight” driven, these claims may include producer criticisms pertaining, for example, to:

• Policy Procurement Decisions

• Coverage Binder Follow Through

• Additional Insured Designations

• Coverage Placement Propriety

• Premium Payment Submissions

• Policy Expiration or Cancellation Management

• Coverage Explanation Adequacy

• Coverage Needs Updates

• Limits Adequacy Recommendations

Policyholder lawyers may assert claims alleging breach of the common law standard of care, breach of fiduciary duty, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of statutory duties unique to each state’s law. The Insurance Claims Committee of PLDF serves as a member clearinghouse of information important to the strategic defense of these claims. Coverage scope, "reasonable agent” proof approaches, comparative fault of sophisticated policyholders, the agent/broker distinction, vicarious liability of the insurer, and the scope of agent duties to the insurer are also within the ambit of issues important to this committee.

Committee members are asked to contribute to article publication, to monitor the PLDF news and respond to member inquiries for assistance, and to assist in annual meeting seminar presentation planning.



Group Feed
Andrew R. Jones joined the group Committees: Insurance Agent/Broker Claims .
Posted Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sheila M. Burke wrote on the Committees: Insurance Agent/Broker Claims wall: All: I had an attorney from Indiana reach out to me looking for an insurance expert in a case involving failure to provide sufficient replacement cost coverage for dwelling. Anyone from that area know of any experts they could recommend? Thanks!
Posted Thursday, May 18, 2017
Jason M. Pannu joined the group Committees: Insurance Agent/Broker Claims .
Posted Monday, June 13, 2016
James B. Rossler joined the group Committees: Insurance Agent/Broker Claims .
Posted Monday, December 28, 2015
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