Fire has recently destroyed numerous business properties and completely shutting down their business operations. The damage is extensive. Almost like death, it is eerie to see businesses in full operation one day are totally stopped the next day.

Flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains, killing at least three people, scorching hundreds of homes

Examinations under oath, "EUO’s", serve a purpose different from a deposition.  An insurance company is regularly asked to make a decision about payment or denial of a loss involving a sizeable sum of money without any ability to subpoena witnesses to testify.  Most policies provide for the taking of sworn testimony. 

Like Attorney Parks Chastain,

A statute of repose as well as a statute of limitation is a legislative means of ending or terminating the time in which a lawsuit may be brought.  "In practical terms, a statute of repose marks the outer time boundary for judicial enforcement of a substantive right whereas a statute of limitation interposes itself only

A homeowner hired a plumber to install a new sewer pipeline to his property in 1996.  Many years passed until 2007 when a backup of raw sewage was allowed to seep into the home and damage the property.  The homeowner filed a lawsuit against the plumber for breach of contract and the negligent work performed installing the

If the goal of both the insurer and the insured is to obtain a prompt resolution of a property damage dispute, appraisal is sometimes an appropriate means to end the discussion and allow everyone to move forward.  I have seen appraisal used in $1,000,000.00 disputes and $5,000.00 disagreements.

The Supreme Court in Oklahoma has ruled the party

Code compliance or ordinance and law exclusions in property insurance policies are intended by insurers to prevent damage claims turning into windfalls for policyholders.  These cases are often hotly debated by both sides.  From the perspective of the policyholder, the insured wants coverage to return the house or building to the same or similar use as