Laura A. Maxwell
Roosevelt C. Mosley Jr.
Derek W. Freihaut
Aaron N. Hillebrandt
Robert J. Walling III
Linda K. Brobeck
Joseph A. Herbers
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:
Expected Adverse Deviation as a Measure of Risk Distribution
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Authored by Derek W. Freihaut and Robert J. Walling III.
Accounting and Actuarial Services: A Case for Peer Review
Best's Review January 2016 - Issues and Answers
Authored by Derek W. Freihaut.
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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.
Pinnacle was asked to provide a legislative costing analysis and expert testimony regarding proposed legislation that would substantially expand coverage for construction defects in Oregon. Pinnacle’s study and testimony focused not only on the current conditions of the contractors’ liability insurance market compared to other states, but also the historical changes seen when other states made similar changes. Our analysis also focused on the relationship between home warranties and commercial general liability insurance policies and how these risk mitigation techniques differ over time after a home is completed.
Legislative / Regulatory Impacts
A state medical society asked Pinnacle to evaluate the impact of a change in the state’s damage caps for non-economic damages for medical professional liability. Pinnacle worked with the medical society to identify the most appropriate claims databases to assess the legislation’s potential impact. 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 addition, we performed a thorough analysis of how the state compared to other states in terms of the availability and affordability of medical professional liability insurance coverage, insurer operating results for the line, and access to healthcare in the states. Through this industry analysis, we identified differences well beyond a simple loss limitation and provide a more complete review of potential environmental changes that could be expected in the state.
At Pinnacle, we partner with you to explore whatever path it takes to find the answers you need.
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