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Norman Katz
Managing Partner
18881 Von Karman, Suite 1175
Irvine CA 92612
USA
phone: 949-263-8700
fax: 949-263-0770
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MCS Associates is a nationally recognized consulting group that has provided financial, operations and regulatory/compliance consulting services nationwide to financial institutions, insurance companies and regulatory agencies as well as real estate and financial services organizations for over 40 years.

Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting are a primary focus of our services. We undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States and our clients include several hundred leading law firms around the country, working on behalf of both plaintiff and defendant financial institutions, borrowers, depositors, investors, developers, insurance companies and their insured, securities/insurance/real estate brokers/agents, regulators and government agencies, and individuals.

Together with MCS Associates’ specialized resources in banking, financial services and real estate, we also draw on key strategic alliances in insurance, economics, academia and the securities industry to meet a wide range of expert witness needs. Our litigation experts include experienced bankers, lenders, consultants, regulators, managers, brokers & agents in insurance, real estate, and securities; insurance claims and underwriting managers; economists, accountants, appraisers, real estate analysts, and academics.

Areas of Expertise Include:
  • Banking Operations/Administration
  • Check Fraud
  • Lending Policies, Custom and Practice
  • Loan Underwriting & Credit Administration
  • Loan Securitizations & Servicing
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosures and Workouts
  • Trust & Fiduciary Issues / Operations
  • Securities Brokerage & Investments
  • Valuations & Damages Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Employment / Compensation
  • Real Estate Brokerage & Management
  • Title Insurance & Escrow
  • Real Estate Appraisal & Transactions
  • Insurance Industry Custom & Practice
  • Insurance Coverages / Claims Handling
  • Insurance Bad Faith
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    34 Barstow Street
    P.O. Box 981
    Mattapoisett MA 02739
    USA
    phone: 508-644-1074
    fax: 774-377-3856
    Paul F. Amoruso, CPCU, has more than 45 years of experience working for several major insurance carriers as a Senior Vice President of Claims and Operations. As a licensed insurance agent in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Florida, an New Jersey and licensed public adjuster, he is uniquely qualified to assist either plaintiff or defense attorneys on insurance related issues on local or national issues.

    If you are an insurance company, insured, or law firm and need an independent review of an insurance issue regarding litigation, agency or company operations, practices or procedures, he is available to assist.

    Mr. Amoruso has served as an Expert Witness in many states in both State and Federal court . Having worked in all operation areas of the insurance industry he is able to testify to the generally observed and accepted industry practices.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Insurance Customs and Practices
    • Company Policies
    • Management Involvement
    • Proper Staffing
    • Coverage Denial
    • Agency and Insurance Company Relationships
    • Case Evaluation
    • Reserve Policies
    • Workers Compensation
    • Liability Personal or Commercial
    • Commercial and Personal Property Losses
    • Authority Level
    • Industry Ethics and Norms
    • Bad Faith
    • Claims Handling Practices
    • Insurance Company Operations
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    MBA, CPCU, RPLU, RF, ACI
    6117 Waller Lane
    Colleyville TX 76034
    USA
    phone: 817-481-4561
    fax: 817-488-1577
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    Donald W. Bendure, MBA, CPCU, RPLU, RF, ACI, is an Insurance Expert with a concentration within the areas of Commercial Liability, Captive Underwriting, Professional Liability, Commercial Automobile, and Property Insurance. He has over 40 years of experience and provides services for clients nationwide.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Bendure provides unbiased and impartial expert testimony and litigation support services for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He has currently completed over 350 engagements. Mr. Bendure serves as a Pre-litigation Consulting Expert, a Policyholder Expert Witness, and an Insurance Defense Expert Witness. Mr. Bendure's particular area of expertise in the areas listed below is within the discipline of Underwriting and Insurance Coverage. He possesses specialized knowledge of Captive Insurance and commercial insurance as they relate to coverage issues, particularly within pollution, environment, construction, oil and gas exploration, risk mitigation, enterprise risk management, self-insured and retention programs, and claims made policy language.

    Expertise:
    • General Liability
    • Automobile Liability
    • Forensic Underwriting
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Umbrella and Excess Liability
  • Errors and Omissions Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Directors' and Officers' Liability
  • Reinsurance
  • Captive Insurance
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    Peter J. Bondy, FSA, MAAA
    37224 Corvette Dr.
    Prairieville LA 70769
    USA
    phone: 225-323-5904
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    Peter J. Bondy FSA, MAAA, has more than 45 years of experience as an Actuary and a Financial Services Professional. He has served as a corporate executive, as a corporate director, and as a consultant domestically and internationally.

    Mr. Bondy has extensive experience with insurance company and reinsurer matters and practices ranging from basic business practices to matters involving financial projections and valuations as well as sales practices. He has served on corporate boards and brings a broad understanding of the issues involved. A published author, Mr. Bondy has delivered lectures and spoken frequently around the country. He is fluent in English and Spanish, his first language.

    Litigation Support - Having had experience with many complex projects throughout his career, Mr. Bondy is able to serve as an expert consultant or as an expert witness for complex matters and issues regarding annuities, insurance, reinsurance, emerging mortality, experience issues, and corporate matters. He provides a broad range of litigation support services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant.

    Areas of Expertise
    • Actuary / Actuarial
    • Reinsurance
    • Economic Loss
    • Joint Marital Property
    • Valuation of Streams of Contingent Future Payments
    • Usufruct Arrangements
    • Private Annuities
    • Insurance : Life / Health / Annuities / Disability
    • Life Settlements / Structured Settlement Annuities
    • Appraisal and Performance Evaluation of: Life Insurance / Life Settlement Transactions / Annuity Benefits / Retirement Benefits
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    Ben F. Tunnell III
    Chairman
    605 West Olympic Blvd.,Suite 820
    Los Angeles CA 90015
    USA
    phone: 866-256-9300
    fax: 213-532-3807
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    BTI Appraisal is a broad-based appraisal company which provides a consistently high level of Real Estate Appraisals, Business Valuations, and Machinery and Equipment Appraisals for Business, Professional, Public and Private Sectors.

    When you choose BTI Appraisal, you benefit from a strong tradition of experience and accuracy. A corporate philosophy stressing efficiency and attentive service has made us a leader among independent appraisers. We are proud of our reputation for stability, responsiveness, and accomplishment in and out of the courtroom.

    At BTI, our seasoned staff of success oriented professionals treats each assignment with precise attention to detail, providing needed research and responsive service on a wide range of appraisal needs.

    Expert Profile: BTI’s Founder and Chairman, Ben F. Tunnell III, has headed the firm since 1974. Previously, he spent eight years with First Interstate Bank of California as vice president at their corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. He served on the board of arbitrators for both the American Arbitration Association and the Better Business Bureau. He has also been a Registered Investment Advisor and Broker/Dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a licensed, California Real Estate Broker.

    Mr. Tunnell is an ASA, the senior designation of the American Society of Appraisers, and a California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #AG-6964. He has qualified and testified in Federal and Superior Courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings as an expert witness in business valuations, real estate, and machinery and equipment appraisals.
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    Burl Daniel
    President
    4200 South Hulen, Suite 150
    Fort Worth TX 76109
    USA
    phone: 817-980-4897
    fax: 817-887-5231
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    Burl Daniel, CPCU, CIC, CRM entered the Insurance Industry in 1973 and was an Insurance Agency Principal for twenty three years. He is retained as a Property and Casualty Insurance Expert Witness by attorneys representing policyholder insureds, carriers and third parties. Wide expertise in a majority of Property and Casualty insurance lines was developed over 40+ years. In the legal community he is well-known as responsive to attorney inquiries, depth of insurance experience and attention to detail. Credibility results from methodical analysis, independent research, concise reports and clear-cut answers to deposition and trial questions. Mr. Daniel maintains the professional designations CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), and CRM (Certified Risk Manager) and holds a BBA-Insurance from the University of Texas. His teaching credentials include serving as Adjunct Professor of Insurance with two Texas universities; he holds Property-Casualty and Risk Manager licenses. Areas of Expertise:

    • Insurance Agent Error & Omission
    • Insurance Bad Faith
    • Claims Handling Practices
    • Surplus Lines Insurance
    • Commercial Auto Insurance
    • Commercial General Liability
    • Products Liability Insurance
    • Commercial Umbrella Insurance
    • Professional Liability Insurance
    • Directors and Officers Liability
    • Employment Practices Liability
    • Workers Compensation
    • Property Insurance Expert
    • Business Interruption Insurance
    • Boiler & Machinery-Equipment Breakdown
    • Flood Insurance
    • Ocean Marine Insurance
    • Inland Marine Insurance
    • Crime Insurance / Fidelity Bonds
    • Personal Auto
    • Homeowners Insurance
    • Watercraft / Boats
    • Personal Umbrella

    Mr. Daniel has four decades insurance experience with a diverse set of industries:

    • Contractors - General & Artisan
    • OCIP-CCIP
    • Real Estate
    • Manufacturing
    • Wholesale / Warehousing
    • Retailers
    • Import / Export
    • Oil jobbers
    • Transportation / Truckers
    • Utilities
    • Professional Services
    • Science and Tech Services
    • Computer & Information Technology
    • Non -profit organizations
    • Insurance Companies
    • Banks
    • Agriculture
    • Wildlife Parks
    1/23/2012 · Insurance
    Insurance attorneys are busy people! No two cases are the same! Attorneys face weekly court filings, deposition schedules, and courthouse deadlines. Not to mention phone calls and counseling clients on a daily basis.

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    800 West Grand
    Canon City CO 81212
    USA
    phone: 719-429-2255
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    Katy Cathcart, PhD, Senior Instructor at the UCCS School of Public Affairs, has over 20 years of both academic and practitioner experience in the field of Criminal Justice.

    Background - Dr. Cathcart's experience has centered primarily on Corrections. She began her work with the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) in 1997 as a Corrections Officer 1. In her 15-year career at CDOC, she rose to the level of lieutenant, monitoring and supervising the activities of the Safety and Security of the Corrections Facility through numerous assignments within the organization including shift commander, facility training coordinator, academy trainer, and security specialist. Dr. Cathcart has worked with both male and female offender populations, and has held institutional assignments at all classification levels.

    Education / Training - Dr. Cathcart has an A.A.S. in Criminal Justice from Pueblo Community College. She attended Colorado State University-Pueblo for her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology/Sociology. She earned her Master of Criminal Justice Administration degree in 2010, studying contemporary applications of antiquated U.S. prison environments. Dr. Cathcart earned her Ph.D. in Education Leadership, Research, and Policy at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, in May 2017. In completion of her research, she has completed field work at numerous U.S. prison environments, including San Quentin State Prison and Pelican Bay State Prison in California, Huntsville State Prison in Texas, and Eastern State Penitentiary in Pennsylvania.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Cathcart provides expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. Her services include record review, thorough reporting, depositions, and trial testimony. Dr. Cathcart's cases and areas of expertise include:
    • Corrections / Jail Use of Force
    • Corrections / Jail Policy And Practice
    • Corrections / Jail Use of Force Training
  • Corrections / Jail Training Standards
  • Administrative Segregation / Supermax Environments
  • Antiquated Prison Environments
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    Wayne Citron
    Insurance Expert
    6 Carter Dr.
    Marlboro NJ 07746
    USA
    phone: 800-248-7661732-972-9500
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    Wayne Citron has 45 years of experience as an expert in Forensic Reconstruction of Insurance Transactions. He is an insurance expert and consultant.

    Litigation Support - Wayne Citron specializes in policy interpretation of the rules, laws, and regulations governing insurance and financial matters. His services are available to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant and include effective reports, affidavits, depositions, and testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Insurance Bad Faith
    • Insurance Customs and Practices
    • Insurance Health / HMO / Disability
  • Insurance - Life & Annuities
  • Property / Casualty Insurance
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers - Standard of Care
  • Mr. Citron established the Citron Agency and CMC Advisors Inc. in 1972, where his duties included executive and managerial responsibilities, sales, service, compliance with all insurance matters as well as securities laws and regulations. Both firms are leaders in life, health, disability and property and casualty insurance.

    Mr. Citron is an expert in all forms of insurance, including:
    • Life Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Property and casualty Insurance
    • Disability Insurance
    • Annuities
    • Retirement, IRAs & Pensions
  • Flood Insurance
  • Broker Malpractice / Bad Faith
  • Profit Sharing
  • Group Coverage
  • Self-insurance
  • Insurance Laws / Regulations
  • Mr. Citron has served as an instructor for Prudential Insurance Company Brooklyn Agency (1973) educating personnel in general insurance matters, underwriting, and insurance law. He has worked with companies including Prudential Insurance Company, United States Life Insurance Company, North American Company for Life and Health Insurance, American General Life Insurance Company, William Penn Life Insurance Company, American Life Insurance Company, Chubb Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance Company, Mass Mutual Insurance Company, John Hancock Insurance Company, and American International Group (AIG), among other.

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    3/8/2018 · Insurance
    It's a daunting decision, whether or not you need to pay for an insurance expert when you have an insurance claim. Typically, you would just contact your broker to handle things. And while this might be the right and necessary decision, your broker represents the insurance company. That means they work for them, not you. If you're in a fender bender, then calling your broker or agent is most likely the best first step. The truth is that you may be able to handle the matter yourself. Once you make the call and file the claim, the insurance company's adjuster will come out, take note of the damage, assign a value and pay you. If your body shop disagrees with the claims adjuster, they can call the adjuster, file a subsequent claim, and handle the matter for you.

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    Carla A. D'Andre, MBA, CPCU, CLU, ARe
    President
    3540 Loquat Ave
    Miami FL 33133
    USA
    phone: 305-200-3151
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    Carla A. D'Andre, MBA, CPCU, CLU, ARe, has over 42 years of experience. The past ten years as founder of two independent P&C and L&H independent insurance agencies, licensed in 50 states; and 32 years prior to that, as a Large Insurance Brokerage, Reinsurance, and Risk Management Specialist. She has worked with such companies as Aon, Willis, XL Capital, and Swiss Reinsurance Group in senior management, global sales and account management responsibilities with multiline experts in coverage, compliance, and regulation.

    Principal at D’Andre Insurance Group, Inc., the holding company of two independent insurance agencies, Ms. D'Andre provides litigation support services in the areas of Insurance, Risk Management and Industry Standards. She is available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense for review of complex insurance policies and processes, and industry standards including bad faith.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Alternative Risk transfer
    • Bad Faith
    • Captives
    • General Liability Underwriting
    • Global Account Exposure
    • Fire Claims/ Underwriting
    • Fraud
    • Managing General Agent/ Underwriter
    • Industry Standards and Practices
    • Insolvency
    • Insurance and Program Audits
    • Insurance Business Company Management
    • Policy Rescission
    • Stop Loss Structures
    • Producer Compensation / E&O
    • Product Development
    • Professional Liability
    • Program Business - claims, Underwriting
    • Property Claims, Underwriting
    • Workers Compensation- claims and underwriting
    • Property Coverage Interpretation
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Reinsurance
    • Restructuring
    • Risk Management
    • Run-off
    • Self–funding/ Self Insurance

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    Gerald O. Davis, PE
    4723 Squaw Valley Court
    Glen Allen, VA
    23060
    VA, DC, MD, WV, NC USA
    phone: 804-967-9129
    fax: 804-967-9130
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    Gerald O. Davis, PE, President and co-owner of DM&ME, has over 40 years experience in Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Davis is a Forensic Expert in Metallurgy, Corrosion, Mechanical Failures, & Root-Cause Failure Analysis. His recent background includes work as a corrosion researcher, senior engineer, and program manager for Battelle Memorial Institute, DNV, Inc., Henkels & McCoy, Inc., respectively and, since 2004, as president of DM&ME.

    Mr. Davis has been offering Expert Witness Services for the past 14 years for product liability and personal injury evaluations. He is retained for his knowledge of Forensic Engineering and Root-Cause Failure Analysis. Mr. Davis is experienced with depositions and trial testimony. His services include specification and interpretation of metallurgical lab tests, review of mechanical failures and review of physical evidence and its meaning. His findings are presented in clear oral and written reports which he provides to judges and juries in non-technical language.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Metallurgy
    • Laboratory Testing and Interpretation
    • Corrosion Analysis & Control Methods
    • Mechanical Design Analysis
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    Many in the recreational boating public are not aware of a serious type of accident that is neither rare nor without serious consequences. In these incidents the large outboard engine on a fast-moving boat strikes an underwater or floating object, breaks off the boat and flips into the passenger area while still running. The potential for disaster is obvious.

    5/30/2018 · Metallurgy
    Sometimes the physical properties of hardness and hardenability are confused. Hardness represents an existing condition after processing by heat treatment. It is a direct indicator of the mechanical strength of the steel. Hardenability denotes the potential of a steel to develop a particular value of hardness after a particular heat treatment. Hardenability is primarily dependent on the chemical composition of the steel. Hardenability is associated with a steel's ability to develop hardness to a given desired depth in thickness of the finished product. Developing high hardness throughout thick cross sections is usually more difficult to attain without adding expensive elements (compared to carbon) to the composition.

    Many considerations are included in a valid engineering design process. Typically decisions that provide for safe service and expected reliability in the given component or structure are the most critical. Determining the numerical value of an appropriate safety factor (or factor of safety) during design is vital to achieving mechanical or structural integrity.

    11/16/2015 · Corrosion
    A common cause of failures in various types of equipment is fatigue failure of bolts that secure parts together. Fatigue in any type of dynamically loaded mechanical component accounts for more than 80% of all failures. This post reviews some important factors in fatigue failure of metallic bolts.

    The working relationship between the attorney and their expert witness in a case can be more effective if a few simple guidelines are followed. These are common sense things but one or more can be overlooked in the frequent day-to-day rush that busy attorneys face. When that happens some of the potential contributions from the expert may be compromised or lost to the detriment of the attorney's client.

    6/30/2015 · Engineering
    Too frequently an attorney will begin to seek a potential expert witness only after having done considerable initial work. Often there is a last minute rush to locate and select specialized technical assistance. These approaches can have expensive consequences. Alternatively, securing a suitable expert early in the litigation process offers the following advantages for the retaining attorney:

    6/2/2015 · Engineering
    Many negative consequences can result from failures of a range of different products that often lead to property & casualty insurance disputes or product liability legal actions. The products may include consumer or industrial goods. Typically the private user or worker is injured or a business incurs significant financial loss. The injured individual, insurance carrier, attorney(s) or industrial manufacturer and user are all interested to confirm what went wrong – and who is liable. Resolution often depends on engineering analysis.

    5/7/2015 · Corrosion
    Clearly it is advantageous to know when corrosion is occurring in operating equipment to avoid future failure. There is extensive literature on this topic. This post is a brief summary of information selected from the four references cited below. Each source includes several other references.

    4/7/2015 · Manufacturing
    "3D printing" or the more descriptive term - additive manufacturing (AM) - has received much publicity in recent years. What is this technology and what are some of its practical features? This blog is a summary of AM and its on-going development to make actual service components using metal alloys. Presented are selected portions of information provided in the two references cited.

    3/3/2015 · Corrosion
    Most engineers know about the danger of galvanic corrosion caused by physical contact between dissimilar metals exposed to a corrosive liquid. However, this possibility is often overlooked and other features of this type of corrosion may not be widely known.

    1/21/2015 · Failure Analysis
    It is essential when beginning a root-cause failure analysis involving metallic materials to collect and maintain the as-found physical evidence properly prior to detailed examinations. This has two objectives. In all cases collecting and protecting the evidence in its undisturbed condition provides the best opportunity to derive meaningful good results from the subsequent analyses. Secondly, in a legal proceeding lack of attention to these matters can produce the accusation of spoilation of evidence. As a minimum this will cause presentation problems for the offending party in the suit. At worst such deficiencies by that party may cause the case to be thrown out.

    12/12/2014 · Corrosion
    Aluminum alloy materials are well known for their light weight and strength-to-weight ratios. They are also susceptible to several forms of corrosion. Relative to other metals, their natural electrochemical potential places them adjacent to other very susceptible (active) metals such as magnesium (Mg) and zinc (Zn) in a traditional galvanic series in seawater. However, Al alloys naturally form a very thin, protective (passive) oxide film on their surface when exposed to oxygen. This film prevents corrosion as long as it is maintained over the surface. Pitting corrosion is a common form of attack on aluminum. This is typically caused by exposure to halide ions, chloride ions being the most common type found in corrosive media, that breakdown the passive film at discreet spots. This permits pits to initiate and grow.

    11/7/2014 · Metallurgy
    Often when engineers consider mechanical fatigue they envision cyclic, reversing stresses in a spinning shaft or possibly the up and down flex of aircraft wings. Rolling contact fatigue (RCF) or the associated mechanical wear is an important, closely related process to the traditional mechanism of fatigue but with distinct differences. RCF is also often known as spalling.

    9/25/2014 · Product Liability
    This term raises some vital issues that the engineer should be aware of when using it. First several definitions are available and thus it is perceived differently by different groups and individuals. From a legal standpoint, in many states, using the term to describe a product that was involved in an incident involving an injury means that the designer or manufacturer of that product may be financially liable for the injury. Engineers sometimes use the term simply to indicate an imperfection in a product without intending its frequent legal use. Further the engineer realizes that no material and no finished product is perfect. However, these variations from perfection do not necessarily mean they were cause for failure and thus the injury that may occur in a given incident. Some product liability attorneys may not readily acknowledge or understand this distinction.

    8/21/2014 · Corrosion
    The optimal time to make decisions and take actions to minimize potential failures of equipment, facilities and components is during their design. This two-part blog post provides an overview of the types of issues involved and specific actions that can be useful to the design engineer. Archived blog posts (at www.dmme-engineering.com) that discuss specifics are provided parenthetically.

    7/15/2014 · Metallurgy
    Four, tri-lobe pumps were damaged and required extensive repair during the latter stages of construction for a modification in a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. The economic loss was significant and the general contractor for the work paid the plant's owner for the loss. The renovated units were installed and are in use. However, the general contractor then sued one of its subcontractors - a welding contractor that fabricated and completed weld joints between piping sections on the inlet side of the pumps. The general contractor claimed poor quality welds in the piping permitted loosened weld fragments to enter the pumps during the required water flow verification of the system and this caused the damage.

    6/9/2014 · Corrosion
    Most realize that damage due to corrosion of metals is costly - but what specifically is that cost and what is included in the total? A study completed in 2002 sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE International) and implemented by CC Technologies Laboratories (now part of DVN) addressed those questions.

    5/2/2014 · Corrosion
    Material selection entails picking an engineering material - either metal alloy or non-metal - that is inherently resistant to the particular corrosive environment and also meets other criteria. Variables that will affect corrosion are established along with materials that may provide suitable resistance for those conditions. Obviously other requirements such as cost and mechanical properties of the potential materials must be considered.

    3/28/2014 · Corrosion
    Pin-hole leaks from a fire-control sprinkler piping system just above the false ceiling of multiple rooms in an office building resulted in a suit against three parties involved with supplying the system. The plaintiff - a financial service organization that owned the building - had much computerized transaction data stored on magnetic tapes in several rooms damaged or destroyed by the incident. The monetary loss was major. The leaks occurred within two years after the system was installed. This period is clearly far short of the expected life of the system. Defendants in the case included the supplier of the piping used in the system, the engineering firm that designed it and the installation contractor.

    2/26/2014 · Corrosion
    A variety of low-voltage electronic devices may fail to operate properly because of exposure to certain corrosive, gaseous environments. Susceptible items include consumer products such as microwave ovens, audio equipment, TV's and personal computers as well as many types of industrial sensors and automatic control devices. Failure generally occurs because of specific application factors. These include the severity of the environment, the presence or absence of atmospheric sealing of components within the device and the metals used at critical internal locations. Frequently complete failure doesn't occur but normal operation is erratic.

    A full size, cylindrical tank trailer pulled by a truck tractor/ cab split open on its lower section at mid-span and released hundreds of gallons of hydrochloric acid (HCl) onto a secondary highway in a northeastern state. When this occurred the truck driver jumped out of the truck's cab and sustained acid burns to his ankles because he was wearing low-quarter shoes.

    12/20/2013 · Failure Analysis
    A severe personal injury incident occurred as a recreational fishing boat was approaching a dock at approximately 20 mph after a day on the water. The large outboard engine (75 HP) on the stern of the boat struck a fixed underwater obstruction, flipped into the boat while still running and amputated the hand of a passenger seated near the engine.

    11/26/2013 · Engineering
    A licensed professional engineer (P.E.) is required to adhere to a Code of Ethics for Engineers in all work he undertakes. However, there are some special criteria when employed as an expert witness.

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    Eugene L. (Gene) Evans
    Principal
    9854 National Blvd., Suite 225
    Los Angeles, CA 90034
    CA, AZ, NV, HI
    USA
    phone: 310-559-4005
    fax: 310-559-4236
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    Eugene L. (Gene) Evans, has over 50 years of experience working in the Insurance Industry. He is a Licensed Private Investigator and Insurance Adjuster in California and a Licensed Insurance Adjuster in South Carolina.

    Background - Prior to opening his own office, Mr. Evans was manager of Graham Miller and Co., Lloyd's Adjusters, offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Prior to that he was the Chief Special Investigator for Carte Blanche Credit Cards and supervised criminal and civil fraud investigations nationwide.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Evans has been qualified as an Expert Witness since 1976. He provides services to counsel for both Plaintiff and Defense. Mr. Evans has given his deposition many times in the last few years and has appeared in state and/or Federal court over 25 times as a testifying expert. He is presently involved in several pending cases.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Good Faith / Bad Faith Claims
    • Construction Claims
    • Property Claims Valuations
    • Loss of Income Claims
    • Commercial Claims
    • Fire Claims
    • General Liability Claims
    • Water Damage
  • Mold Claims
  • Security Claims
  • Construction Defects
  • Uninsured / Under Insured Auto
  • Medical & Professional E&O Claims
  • Transportation / Cargo Claims
  • Valuation of Personal Property
  • Suspected Fraudulent Insurance Claims
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    Guy C. Hatfield, CPCU, CIC
    1735 Post Rd
    Unit 5
    Fairfield CT 06824
    USA
    phone: 203-256-5660
    fax: (203) 256-5666
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    Guy-Hatfield-Insurance-Management-Expert-Photo.jpg Expert PhotoGuy C. Hatfield, CPCU, CIC, Guy Hatfield has been a Principal at his Firm since 1977. Prior to his insurance career he was a senior loan officer at Citicorp in New York City where he coordinated syndicated commercial loans with correspondent banks in the Continental United States, Canada, and Hawaii. Mr. Hatfield serves on the Technical Committee of the Ct. Insurance Agents Association and as District Insurance liaison for Rotary International. He is a graduate of Bucknell University (B.S.), Boston University (MBA) and the American Institute of Insurance (CPCU).

    Litigation Support - President of the Hatfield Group, a consulting firm specializing in Property and Casualty issues and expert witness case assignments, Mr. Hatfield has actively worked as an expert witness for attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. He is well-prepared to opine on the duties and conduct of insurance agents and brokers as well as the operations of insurance companies. His analysis and testimony is concise and persuasive.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Claims Handling
    • Insurance
    • Insurance Coverage
    • Insurance Errors & Omissions
    • Insurance Practices & Standards
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    8/28/2017 · Insurance
    I have been active as an insurance agent/broker for 40 years. 20 years ago I was referred to an attorney by a fellow CPCU colleague to be a so called "expert". The case involved an agent who failed to provide workers compensation benefits to an ongoing commercial concern. I was hired by the plaintiff's attorney to opine on the conduct of the agent. Since this was a fundamental error on the part of the agent, the case was soon settled in favor of the plaintiff. This was my introduction to being an expert. I found I enjoyed the experience and it was a nice contrast to sales and insurance administration.

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    Independent Insurance Consulting, LLC
    Stephen D. Campbell
    Principal
    548 12th Avenue South
    Naples FL 34102
    USA
    phone: 267-907-3438
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    Stephen D. Campbell is Principal of Independent Insurance Consulting, LLC and has 38 years of extensive multi-line underwriting management experience, including a five-year London assignment.

    His underwriting management background includes global leadership of a $2.5b worldwide primary and excess casualty, environmental liability and crisis management profit center with a strong record of growth and underwriting profit.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Campbell is available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. He has deposition and trial testimony experience in Federal District Court.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Primary and Excess Liability Insurance
    • Property and Casualty Insurance
    • Contaminated Products Insurance
    • Global and Multinational Insurance Programs
    • Coverage Issues and Underwriting Guidelines
    References available upon request.
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    Insurance Education Corporation
    Ivan E. Cohen, RF, ARM, CRM, CIC, AAI, MLIS, CRIS,CPIA
    President
    72 Gleneida Avenue
    Carmel NY 10512
    USA
    phone: 845-225-4100
    fax: 845-225-1978
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    Ivan E. Cohen RF, ARM, CRM, CIC, AAI, MLIS, CRIS, CPIA, has 38 years of experience in the Insurance Industry serving as an agent and broker. In 1979, he opened his own agency where he still serves as president.

    Mr. Cohen is a member of the Global Risk Management Institute, an associate member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society and holds the distinction of being a RIMS Fellow and a contributing insurance columnist for Risk Management Magazine.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Cohen serves as an expert witness and litigation consultant on insurance related matters and currently serves as a subject matter expert for the New York State Department of Financial Services on the Insurance Exam Review Committee. His services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Insurance Errors & Omissions
    • Insurance Standard of Care
    • Insurance Agent / Broker Duties
    • Insurance Policy Interpretation
    • Property Insurance
    • Liability Insurance
  • Insurance Custom & Practice
  • Auto Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Personal Insurance
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Insurance Company Bad Faith
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    Steven Plitt
    Senior Member
    The Cavanagh Law Firm
    1850 N. Central Avenue
    Suite 2400
    Phoenix AZ 85004
    USA
    phone: 602-322-4038
    fax: 602-322-4100
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    Steven Plitt Liability Insurance Expert PhotoFor 34 years, Steven Plitt has represented policyholders / insureds in litigation and trial as well as representing insurance companies in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith matters. During his career, he has reviewed thousands of claim files from more than 100 insurance companies. He has regularly consulted with all levels of claim department management from claim adjusters, supervisors, branch claim managers, claim-legal personnel and executive level insurance company management.

    Mr. Plitt has also consulted with underwriting departments and participated with insurance company product development units and claims-legal to draft insurance policy language. He has reviewed and analyzed a broad spectrum of testimony from claims adjusters, claims management, claims attorneys, underwriters and other insurance company management as well as other insurance experts. He has reviewed an extensive variety of claims manuals, claims guidelines and other claims directives and practices.

    Mr. Plitt is a nationally recognized expert witness in insurance claim handling and bad faith cases and has been retained as an expert in hundreds of cases nationally. He has qualified in both state and Federal Courts as a claims handling and insurance expert. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Arizona where he teaches insurance law.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Insurance Extra-contractual
    • Bad Faith Claims / Breach of Contract Claims
    • Claims Handling Practices
    • Unfair Claims Practices
    • Policy Interpretation
    • Coverage Denials
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Personal & Commercial Lines
  • Surplus Lines
  • Excess & Umbrella Insurance
  • Insurance Agent / Broker Errors & Omissions
  • Miscellaneous Coverage
  • Mr. Plitt has an LL.M. in Insurance from the University of Connecticut. He is the current successor author to COUCH ON INSURANCE 3D where he and his team are rewriting and revising the entire treatise. He has written other books on insurance law. He has published in excess of 320 law reviews and other professional publications on insurance law in addition to his books. Mr. Plitt has been cited by the Supreme Courts in 32 states, the Intermediate Appellate Courts in 23 states, 10 of the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, 54 Federal District Courts, the Federal Court of Claims and Federal Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Plitt has been cited in the Code of Federal Regulations. Mr. Plitt has also been cited in 91 scholarly articles.

    Steven Plitt has been continuously listed as a top 50 lawyer in Arizona (2007-2014) by SOUTHWEST SUPER LAWYERS®, has been listed in BEST LAWYERS® since 2007 (insurance), and was named the Insurance Lawyer of the Year by BEST LAWYERS® in 2012 for Phoenix. He is a Fellow in the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel and a Member of the American Law Institute where he is a consultive member on the development of the RESTATEMENT OF LIABILITY INSURANCE.
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    Written by leading attorneys in insurance practice around the country, this book provides leading-edge discussion of insurance ramifications of major disasters. It provides varied perspectives on handling insurance coverage cases, with tips for almost any kind of situation that arises.
    Steven Plitt, et al
    This guide to the investigation and successful evaluation of automobile coverage and injury claims provides practical information in three ways. First, it provides a comprehensive discussion, with extensive case citation regarding policy interpretation, liability coverage, bad faith, unfair claims practices, and negligence.
    Steven Plitt, et al
    This is one of the most comprehensive, practical guides available for handling insurance liability cases. It explains essential legal concepts for handling basic insurance liability coverage questions.
    Steven Plitt, et al
    This new edition reflects law and practices governing insurance issues today. It offers definitive treatment on practically all types of insurance, including life, property, health and accident, liability and indemnity, automobile, fidelity guarantee, contract guarantee, group, reinsurance, annuities, governmental life and disability, ERISA, and COBRA.
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