By Jeff Schneider, Gene Kissane and Robert Brumell. Originally published in Litigation Management Magazine, winter 2013. Slip and fall claims have been around since businesses first opened their doors. It may not even be surprising to think of Ugh, in…
By Howard Kaplan, Robert H. Brumell III - Originally published on TheCLM.org Businesses and insurers often deal with fraudulent lawsuits. Two recent lawsuits, aggressively using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), may be the new model for fighting back. In a…
Many people don’t realize, but there are only two questions that a business can ask someone who has a service animal. Because of this, there has been an increase in people bringing their pets into various businesses to entrap an employee or manager into asking the wrong question, only to file a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
It’s that time again! Summer is ending and back-to-school days are fast approaching. Tax-free weekends/days, back-to-school clothes shopping, school supply roundup, and school open houses/orientations, are going on throughout the country. These events bring the chances of claimant activity out in public.
There are many instances within a corporate entity where allegations of fraud, misconduct and other crimes must be investigated. In order to keep the investigation private, confidential and unbiased, soliciting the services of a third party is warranted.
Memorial Day, 4th of July, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, school vacation, family vacations, sports activities, beach activities and yard maintenance. What do all these things have in common? Summer! A time when people are outside, enjoying the good weather and sunshine.
This also means that it’s a great opportunity to gather critical information on your claimant’s activities outside of the home. Keep in mind that this season and these unique opportunities don’t last forever and cannot be recreated. Our Investigations Division is well equipped to schedule surveillance investigations on or around these critical summer months.
Fraudulent activity has and always will be an issue in our society. These articles from Miami News date back to 1973 and prove the problem of fraud is timeless — and costly in automotive and medical insurance claims, as well as other areas of profession. Thank you to John Kruzewski for sending our way!