Laura A. Maxwell
Linda K. Brobeck
Joseph A. Herbers
Roosevelt C. Mosley Jr.
Robert J. Walling III
Derek W. Freihaut
Aaron N. Hillebrandt
Our chances of a correct result in this litigation went up substantially with our Pinnacle consultant's clear and concise testimony to the ALJ.
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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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.
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.
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