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Jim Sams

Claims Journal

Chula Vista, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

Wisc. Supreme: Homicide Conviction Doesn’t Mean Baby’s Death Wasn’t an Accident

The mother of a baby girl who was killed by her father may pursue a claim against the father's insurer because of unresolved questions, including whether → Read More

Report Says Social Inflation Adds Up to 11% to Physician Malpractice Claims

Social inflation accounts for 8% to 11% of all medical malpractice losses for carriers that insure physicians, according to an actuarial analysis → Read More

Attorney for Insurer Says Law Firm Working with Contractors to Find New Hurricane Claimants

An insurance defense attorney accuses the McClenny Moseley & Associates law firm of teaming up with restoration contractors to illegally acquire → Read More

Insurers’ Attorneys Demanding Reimbursement for Baseless Lawsuits

McClenny Moseley & Associates cast a wide net in search of hurricane victims to sign on as clients. Soon, the Houston-based law firm may start paying → Read More

5th Circuit Revives Investor Lawsuit Against Six Flags over Failed Deal in China

Executives for Six Flags Entertainment Corp. told investors that licensing fees from 11 new theme parks in China could add $60 million annually to the → Read More

Louisiana Police Arrest Public Adjuster Accused of Pocketing Clients’ Checks

Louisiana State Police arrested a Texas public adjuster for allegedly pocketing $592,000 from settlement checks that were intended for seven former → Read More

Exclusive Remedy Bars Uninsured Motorist Coverage for Crash — S. Carolina High Court

If Stephany Connelly had not been working, she may have been entitled to collect up to $350,000 in uninsured motorist benefits because of the injuries she → Read More

SC Supreme: Exclusive Remedy Bars UI Benefits for Crash in Co-Worker’s Car

If Stephany Connelly had not been working, she may have been entitled to collect up to $350,000 in uninsured motorist benefits because of the injuries she → Read More

Mo. Supreme Reverses $5.2M Award to Woman who Caught STD in Boyfriend’s Car

The Missouri Supreme Court threw out a $5.2 million arbitration award to woman who contracted a venereal disease while having sex with her boyfriend in → Read More

Alabama Home Builder’s Negligence Not Covered by Liability Policy, 11th Circuit Says

An Alabama judge awarded Robert and Mindy Barton $900,000 for actual damages and emotional distress caused by the botched construction of their custom → Read More

No Coverage for Damages Caused by Contractor’s ‘Wanton’ Negligence, 11th Circuit Rules

An Alabama judge awarded Robert and Mindy Barton $900,000 for actual damages and emotional distress caused by the botched construction of their custom → Read More

No Coverage for Food Plant that Paid $2M to Avoid Shutdown and Potential Business-Interruption Claim

Ken's Foods would likely have filed a $10 million business-interruption claim had it not spent $2 million to upgrade its wastewater treatment system, the → Read More

Insurer vs. Insurer: Appeals Court Affirms Bad Faith Verdict in Florida Work Injury Case

After a job-site injury left independent contractor Ernest Guthrie paralyzed below the waist, two insurers for the contractor that hired him agreed to pay → Read More

11th Circuit Affirms Bad Faith Verdict in Suit Filed by One Insurer Against Another

After a job-site injury left independent contractor Ernest Guthrie paralyzed below the waist, two insurers for the contractor that hired him agreed to pay → Read More

Ransomware Did Not Cause Direct Physical Loss, Ohio High Court Says

A business owner's insurance policy did not provide coverage for software damaged by a ransomware attack because there was no direct physical damage or → Read More

Another Judge Eyeing Sanctions Against Law Firm for Filing Frivolous Lawsuits

A law firm that was called into a federal judge's courtroom to explain why there were so many errors in the hurricane lawsuits it filed against insurers → Read More

Law Firm that Touted Technology Accused of Fraud, Hits Blockade in La. Courtroom

Zach Moseley says his law firm has invested millions of dollars in technology to serve more clients. During a video interview with a social media → Read More

Death Claim Filed Too Late for Malpractice Reform Law, Says Pennsylvania High Court

The two-year statute of limitations for medical malpractice death claims applies even if the medical records available obscured the legal cause of death, → Read More

Maryland Joins 10 State High Courts in Rejecting Coverage for COVID Losses

The Maryland Supreme Court joined high courts in 10 other states in ruling that coronavirus did not cause a direct physical loss or damage covered by an → Read More

Attorneys: Ransomware a Multi-Layered Risk for Policyholders

The evolution of ransomware is bringing a wider range of risks to insurance policyholders, with new government regulations, exfiltration of data and → Read More