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Toward National Uniformity In The Treatment Of Public Insurance Adjusters Under State Unauthorized Practice Of Law Provisions, Clayton P. Solomon Jan 2009

Toward National Uniformity In The Treatment Of Public Insurance Adjusters Under State Unauthorized Practice Of Law Provisions, Clayton P. Solomon

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At present, forty-four of fifty states, plus the District of Columbia, license public insurance adjusters to assist policyholders in the settlement of claims for property loss under insurance contracts. In the six states that do not license public adjusters, however, state authorities may at any time conclude that the profession as a whole, by its very nature, constitutes the unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Arkansas flatly prohibits public adjusting on this basis.

By restricting public adjusting activities to members of the bar, policyholders are obliged to pay higher fees for legal representation where the services of a non-attorney adjuster would ...


Dancing With The Dragon: What U.S. Parties Should Know About Chinese Law When Drafting A Contractual Dispute Resolution Clause, Marcus Wang Jan 2009

Dancing With The Dragon: What U.S. Parties Should Know About Chinese Law When Drafting A Contractual Dispute Resolution Clause, Marcus Wang

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This paper draws on scholarly and field research in both the United States and China to present a legal and practical primer for U.S. parties entering the Chinese marketplace.

As China's role in the global economy becomes more prominent, American companies are finding that doing business in China is necessary to retaining a competitive edge. As the number of transactions between American and Chinese companies increases, however, the number of potential disputes increases correspondingly. Unique legal and practical circumstances in China require a China-specific approach to managing such disputes.

The paper identifies one such approach – the use of ...