Robert J. Walling III
Arthur R. Randolph II
Laura A. Maxwell
Linda K. Brobeck
Timothy C. Mosler
Derek W. Freihaut
Our Consultant was the ultimate knowledgeable professional.
Pinnacle has consultants who are experienced as expert witnesses in arbitrations and also ARIAS-certified arbitrators.
Pinnacle provides special interest seminars for
attorneys that include loss reserving, ratemaking and valuation to explain key
issues and best practices.
Pinnacle has experience working with large datasets
and creating models to assess damages and develop scenario outcomes.
Pinnacle’s consultants are experienced in helping
lawyers ask the right questions and understanding the answers in depositions of
other actuarial expert witnesses.
Pinnacle consultants have experience in providing
expert witness testimony in federal, state and county courts, in arbitrations
and before state legislatures.
From routine business support to complex litigation, law firms need independent actuaries they can trust and understand. Armed with a solid reputation for credibility, Pinnacle successfully sifts through the toughest challenges you face to identify key arguments, create resolution scenarios and assess financial damage. We have extensive experience handling new license applications, complex litigation, class actions, arbitration, administrative hearings and other contractual disputes.
Our team of experienced consultants can offer insight into a reasonable range of likely outcomes while providing valuable intelligence that comes from working with similar situations. Our litigation/arbitration expertise includes:
Accounting and Actuarial Services: A Case for Peer Review
Best's Review January 2016 - Issues and Answers
Authored by Derek W. Freihaut.
February 2014 - Apex Discussion Series
Second Injury Funds, Forever! Really?
Authored by John E. Wade.
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In 2009, Pinnacle provided expert testimony about the evolution of insurance industry asbestos liabilities in an arbitration hearing among several insurance companies and a pool manager. This assignment drew on our knowledge of the history of insurance industry asbestos liabilities, e.g., the evolution of the legal aspects surrounding coverage determinations, the interplay of primary, excess and reinsurance contracts, the history of failed attempts to control the problem and the impact of bankruptcies among other factors. The assignment also drew on our mass tort / latent liability reserving expertise.
Comparative / Contributory Negligence
In 2009, we were retained by a lawyers’ association to evaluate the historical impact of contributory negligence and comparative negligence tort systems on personal automobile insurance.
Medical Malpractice Damage Caps
A state insurance regulator asked Pinnacle to determine the potential impact of several proposed tort reforms, including a change to non-economic damage caps for medical professional liability claims. Pinnacle worked with medical society to identify the most appropriate claims databases for assessing the potential legislative change. Our detailed analysis not only considered data from that state, but several others to stress test the results and provide a range of reasonable outcomes. In many cases, the specific reform’s effect, for example “I’m Sorry” legislation, was very difficult to isolate. Through this industry analysis, we identified differences well beyond a simple loss limitation to provide a more complete review of potential environmental changes that could be expected in the state.
This comprehensive analysis helped our client identify the effect of various legislative options, which empowered them to be a strong voice in the legislative debate and to influence policymaking in the state.
At Pinnacle, we partner with you to explore whatever path it takes to find the answers you need.
March 19, 2018
CAS Ratemaking, Product and Modeling Seminar
March 19, 2018
CSIA's Annual Meeting and Educational Conference
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Pinnacle is an actuarial firm focused on property/casualty insurance, including alternative markets, captives, self insureds, enterprise risk management, predictive analytics, commercial lines and more. We serve trucking, insurance, health care, medical professional liability, reinsurance, workers compensation, public entities and other companies and concerns.
Our services include expert witness, loss reserving, litigation support, pricing, ratemaking, rate filing, statements of actuarial opinion, feasibility studies, capital modeling and other actuarial services and products.
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