For 80 years, The
National Underwriter Company has brought the property and casualty
insurance industry the FC&S—the publication so used and
respected in the industry that it is frequently cited in court
cases. Its editors have consistently been sought out for litigation
support and expert witness services. We realize the critical
importance of litigation support and expert analysis to the industry
and have formalized the program to better meet its demands. The
experts behind FC&S may be retained for specific litigation
support and expert witness services. They can:
- review policy forms and lawsuit
allegations to determine coverage issues
- provide an objective opinion as to the
merits of an insurance-coverage case
- offer expert information on how
insurance policy language should be interpreted and applied to a specific
set of circumstances
The experts behind FC&S will now consider being retained as
expert witnesses. They can offer you expert opinions on the various
issues that are the bases for coverage disputes and lawsuits.
Because when you're right, you're right. And you can say so.
Now, you have access to the court recognized experts behind
FC&S with more than 85 years of experience. Specialties include
Boiler & Machinery, Business Auto, Business Income, Commercial
General Liability, Crime, D&O, e-Business, e-Risk, Flood,
Garage, General Personal Lines, Homeowners, Personal Auto, Surety,
Truckers and Workers Compensation,
Thamann , JD, ARM, CPCU is
the managing editor of the FC&S Bulletins. Mr. Thamann
graduated from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio in 1968 and
has worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter, claims
adjuster, and FC&S editor for over thirty three years. Mr. Thamann has authored and
co-authored several books widely used as coverage guides in the
insurance industry. Mr. Thamann has also written columns for The
National Underwriter magazine (property and casualty) pertaining to
P&C insurance coverage issues. He writes on insurance policy
analysis and coverage questions for the FC&S
B. Reitz, CPCU, AAI, is
editorial director of the FC&S books and services department.
Before joining The National Underwriter Company, Ms. Reitz was with
a large regional brokerage, holding various positions in the
commercial lines sector. She specializes in areas of commercial
property, business income, directors and officers liability, and
workers compensation. She is co-author of the National Underwriter
book entitled Workers Compensation and was the lead editor on a
number of other FC&S books and coverage guides. She is a cum
laude graduate of the University of Maryland, and earned a Masters
Degree in human resources management from St. Francis College in
Barlow, CPCU is an editor with the FC&S books and services
department. Ms. Barlow has 17 years experience in the P&C
insurance industry with various companies encompassing personal
lines underwriting and claims. She specializes in personal auto,
surety, crime, and boiler and machinery. She is a cum laude graduate
of Towson University.
Susan L. Massmann is
an editor with the FC&S books and services department. She has
been on the FC&S staff for the past twelve years, specializing in the
area of commercial property, as well as working as a paralegal
researching relevant case and statutory law. She is a graduate
of Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri, and earned a
paralegal certificate from the American Institute for Paralegal
Areas of coverage
interpretation expertise include:
- Business Auto
- Business Income
- Directors &
- Personal Auto
Below are just some of the cases in which FC&S has
been referred to:
Merrimack Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v.
22 Mass.L.Rptr.583, 2007 WL 2045429
(Mass. Super., June 13, 2007)
U.S. Fire Ins. Co. v. J.S.U.B.,
979 So.2d 871 (Fla. Dec. 20,
Golden Eagle Ins. Co. v. Insurance Co.
of the West
Cal. Rptr.2d 582 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 2002).
1700 Lincoln Ltd. v. Denver Marble and
Tile Co., Inc.
741 P.2d 1270 (Colo. App. 1987)
Southwest Louisiana Grain, Inc., v.
Howard A. Duncan, Inc.
So.2d 215 (3rd Circuit 1983)
Spears v. Smith
N.E.2d 557 (Ohio App. 2nd Dist. 1996)
Garamendi v. Golden Eagle Ins.
2006 WL 337599 (Not Officially Published)
(San Francisco County Super. Ct. No. 984502 Feb. 15,
Maryland Cas. Co. v.
270 Cal. Rptr. 719 (Cal. App. 4 Dist.
June 27, 1990)
Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. v.
236 N.E.2d 377 (Ill. 1968)
Ins. Co.. v. Reliance Ins. Co.
27 Cal. Rptr. 2d 841 (Cal. App. 4 Dist.
Feb. 28, 1994)
Co. of America v. Moore & Associates,
WL 2293009 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2005)
Jones v. Wesbanco
S.E.2d 627 (W.Va. 1995)