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EMH California Gives Presentation on Insurance Fraud at Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association Seminar

2016 | Category: Firm News

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 17, 2016) – – Jodi Swick and the EMH California team gave a presentation entitled “The Fraud You Can Prove” at the 44th Annual Western States Auto Theft Investigators Association (“WSATI”) Southern Chapter Training Seminar.  The presentation focused on suspected fraud in several high value insurance car and boat claims.  The EMH California team advised of unique ways to approach suspicious insurance claims starting from the handling of the claim up through the resolution of litigation.

Of significance, one boat claim, Brambila v. American Reliable Insurance Co., 2015 WL 12130490 (Mar. 1, 2016 Cal. Super.), involved suspected insurance fraud on an alleged theft of a $350,000 Eliminator Daytona Speedboat. In that case, EMH prevailed on summary judgment voiding an insurance policy on account of a material misrepresentation in the application.

WSATI is comprised of professionals representing law enforcement, rental car and insurance companies, and other individuals whose goal is to reduce vehicle theft.  Each year WSATI holds a training seminar where hundreds of people attend from states as far as Maine and Hawaii.