E&O Weekly Prevention
 Strategies for the Professional Agent
May 2, 2013

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AgentsofAmerica.ORG (AOA) announced their plans for their newly formed AOA Learning Center.

AOA Learning Center is pleased to announce the next stage in their commitment to the development of insurance education programs. Through their extensive library of high level educational material, the AOA Learning Center is expanding their platform and will be developing series of webinars / seminars, weekly E&O tips and customize Newsletters for both Insurance Companies and Professional Organizations. In addition, thru our partnership with Web CE, AOA plans to convert the content from each of their first three publications into continuing education programs beginning the fourth quarter of 2013

A review of the top stories on World Risk & Insurance News at WRIN.tv. Here is your opportunity to see the online video news stories you may have missed. Watch them now "Week in Review".

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Also available is our most recent edition of "AOA Tips, Views, News & More," including our new feature "Insurance Resources." & "Recommended Reading". Remember that membership in AgentsofAmerica.ORG is FREE! Also if you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions, please email me at info@agentsofamerica.org.
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AOA News, Views, Tips & More
Broker Liability in Rescission Actions
By Marc Zimet, Esq. of Jampol Zimet LLP

When an insurer sues for rescission, the insured is generally responsible for omissions and misrepresentations on insurance applications. 

Why Can't We Be Friends - Facebook Account Deletion Cause for Adverse Inference Charge
ByThomas O'Grady, Esq. of Goldberg Segalla LLP


A Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court of New Jersey recently ruled that a personal injury plaintiff's deletion of his Facebook account, after it had been the subject of a discovery request, was cause for an adverse inference against the plaintiff.


How Educated Do You Want Your Clients To Be?

By Curtis M. Pearsall, CPCU, AIAF, CPIA. Executive Director of AOA Learning Center


Imagine this scenario: a customer calls your agency in a heightened state of anxiety to advise you that they are on vacation and upon getting back to the room, he discovers that the diamond in his wife's ring appears to have fallen out of the settings and is gone.

Application of Economic Loss Rule is Limited to Product Liability Cases

By Jonathan E. Kanov, Esq. of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C


Tiara Condo. Ass'n v. Marsh & McLennan, 2013 Fla. LEXIS 343 (Fla. 3/7/13)


E&O Loss Prevention Tip 

Description of Claim:

Verify the Facts before Confirming Information with the Client

By David E. Barker, Esq. & Joshua Cohen, Esq. of Collins Collins Muir + Stewart LLP

Mechanic's Liens and Stop Notices are an absolute minefield for the people trying to get paid and for their lawyers.  

By Anjali C. Das, Esq. of

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

On April 2, 2013, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued new guidance endorsing companies' use of social media to disclose information to investors - with certain caveats.  

American Title Insurance Company claimed injury resulting from the negligent conduct of Titan Title, LLC. American Title sued Titan Title and its insurer, CNA, under Louisiana's direct action statute. 
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