Insurance Industry Expert in Business Interruption Products

Case Description:

An insurance industry expert with experience in business interruption products was needed for a case alleging professional malpractice and regulatory violations. The plaintiffs purchased speciality insurance known as agricultural product interruption insurance. This business interruption product was designed to allow agribusiness end users to maintain business activity when crop supply would have caused a business interruption. When the plaintiffs filed claims, the insurance provider discovered that certain brokers had sold the insurance product to clients in violation of state law.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to search for insurance industry experts with brokerage management experience in the agribusiness area. The expert was needed to articulate the insurance issues unique to the agriculture industry. The expert would also address insurance industry standards of care when marketing business interruption products.

Experts Presented:

  • Insurance Expert

    This insurance expert has more than 25 years of experience in the agriculture and insurance industries. During that time he worked for several leading agribusiness insurance providers and regulatory agencies, including the USDA. He managed a program that provided insurance to farmers through a network of 18 insurance firms and 15,000 agents. This expert is a practicing attorney who has published articles on agriculture insurance legislation and agrifinance. He has testified before Senate committees and as an expert witness. IMS Reference #1667514

  • Business Interruption Expert

    This business interruption expert has an extensive career with crop insurance and farmers’ insurance products. He’s served in a number of capacities in the agriculture insurance industry, including adjuster, regional claims supervisor, and Director of Claims. He’s familiar with a large array of risk management and business interruption products in agriculture insurance. The adjusting procedures he developed became industry standards in agribusiness insurance adjusting. He is an experienced expert witness. IMS Reference #172531

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