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We are in arbitration on a homeowners claim in Phoenix, Arizona.  Our adjuster is telling us we are not privy to know the dollar figures submitted by our appraiser nor the dollar amounts submitted by the insurance companies appraiser. They are doing appraisals for remediation, structure, contents. Is this common practice?  Seems odd since now they have their own people doing bids on the work for this.

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I may need more information; however, your homeowner's insurance owes you a duty to protect your interests as a first party and you should be able to evaluate its work to determine whether it is a fair offer.  Based on the limited facts, this sounds like a potential case for bad faith.

Very truly yours,

Paul D. Friedman, M.A., Ph.D., J.D.


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I am a licensed attorney and Judge Pro Tempore who has conducted and been involved in hundreds of mediations and thousands of arbitrations. I can answer questions regarding settlement conferences, mediations or arbitrations. I do not give legal advice over the internet and it would be helpful to list your location such as country or state.

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I am a licensed attorney, Judge Pro Tempore and adjunct professor.

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I have been a licensed attorney since 1989 and a Judge Pro Tempore since 2005. Additionally, I have a masters degree in bioethics and a doctorate of philosophy regarding comparative ethics

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Bachelor of Arts 1985
Juris Doctorate 1989
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