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Q & A: Is my contractor insured?

Jul 10 2018 We printed this Q&A column in the July 10, 2018 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q. Is my contractor insured? A: Good question! Hiring an uninsured contractor can end up embroiling... more

Is your contractor insured?

Jun 26 2018 Here's how to find out. - Hiring an uninsured contractor can end up embroiling you in lawsuits and cost you more than you ever imagined. Summer is when we hire contractors for repairs,... more

Are you liable?

Jun 26 2018 You need to know this .... Questions of liability follow every incident that hurts someone or damages their property. For a variety of reasons, the general person's understanding of what... more

Q & A: How is my college student's stuff insured?

Aug 10 2017 We printed this Q&A column in the Aug. 10, 2017, and Sept. 10, 2017 editions of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: How is my college student's stuff insured? - A: This is the phone call you don’... more

Fireworks & Your Liability - What if something goes wrong?

Jun 15 2017 If you celebrate Independence Day with your own fireworks show, you will be personally liable if anything goes wrong. So, here is some information about how to cover your liability plus... more

Dog Bite Claims Up 18% in 2016

Apr 11 2017 Dog bites and other dog-related injuries accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners liability claim dollars paid out in 2016, costing in excess of $600 million, according to the ... more

Q&A: How can I get the lowest rate on business insurance?

Feb 10 2017 We printed this Q&A column in the Feb. 10, 2017 edition of The Lewiston Tribune. Q: How can I get the lowest rates on business insurance? - A: Business Insurance rates vary dramatically... more

Holiday Party? Reduce Your Liquor Risk.

Nov 27 2011 Here are some tips on how to have a great party while managing the risks of serving liquor. Whether you are hosting a personal party for friends and family or a business party for employees... more

Supreme Court Blocks Class-Action Lawsuits

Apr 28 2011 A divided Supreme Court, ruled on a 5-4 split decision along ideological lines, that corporations can enforce arbitration clauses to block dissatisfied customers from bring class-action... more

Toyota “NOT GUILTY”- Accelerator Case

Apr 8 2011 Toyota was found "not guilty" by a New York jury in the 2005 unintended acceleration case brought by Dr. Amir Sitafalwalla. The case had prompted a massive recall of 8 million vehicles, a... more

Class Action Lawsuits up 60%

Nov 1 2010 Corporate Directors and Officers are the targets of an increasing number of class action lawsuits. The average number of US class actions filed between 2007 and 2009 was nearly 60 percent... more

Professional Liability Costs Rising for Hospitals and Physicians

Oct 13 2010 Hospitals and physicians should prepare for increasing liability costs, according to the 2010 Hospital Professional Liability and Physician Liability Benchmark Analysis created by Aon Risk... more

New AMA Study: 95 medical liability claims per 100 physicians

Aug 3 2010 On average there is nearly one medical liability claim for every physician. This is one cost driver of higher medical fees passed on to consumers. The AMA reports the high number of claims... more

Liability lawsuits cost small businesses 33% out of pocket

Jul 22 2010 A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study shows that small businesses paid $105.4 billion in 2008 driving up liability insurance costs and forcing labor and benefit reductions. Read more – Tort... more


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