For those who may not have noticed, Masonclaims.com had a recent makeover. Part of that makeover came in the form of adding a calendar of events. In creating the calendar, our programmer inadvertently left a test event on the calendar entitled "BBQ Out Front!" which he forgot to remove after completing his testing. Mason's adjuster friends not being ones to disappoint us, one man saw the BBQ event and decided he'd like to partake of a little Mason Hill Country hospitality and so called our own Holly Pierce to make his hunger known and find out the details of the shindig. She of course had no idea about the event, and after exchanging a few jokes about her not having been invited, she found out the true source of the calendar entry.

Mason Claims salutes you, Mr. Wayne E. Jones, for pointing out our error to us and for being such a good sport about there NOT being a BBQ on the front porch! In return, Mason Claims WILL buy you some good Hill Country BBQ at the upcoming 10th Annual Mason Continuing Education Conference, Sir!

Hope to see all of you there as well! It's going to be three days of non-stop fun, fellowship, and food. And of course, you'll also get 15 CEUs as well. Register now! Seats are going fast, and at this low price, it's no wonder!

Articles by Hail.org

July 23, 2014
Hail – ND, MN, ID, KS, OK, SD, NV, IA, MT, WY, TX, CA, MO
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July 18, 2014
Hail Damage in New Mexico, California
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July 17, 2014
Hail Reports – New Mexico, Texas, Colorado
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July 15, 2014
Hail Reports – Wisconsin, Kentucky, Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Misouri
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July 14, 2014
Hail Reports – Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Colorado, South Dakota, Kansas
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July 23, 2014
AIG is lead insurer for plane crashed in Taiwan, Aon says
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July 23, 2014
Are you aviophobic yet? Taiwan plane crashes in failed emergency landing
A domestic TransAsia Airways flight crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing due to stormy weather caused by Typhoon Matmo on the outlying Penghu island of Taiwan.
July 23, 2014
A 'maritime Chernobyl': Costa Concordia begins 4-day voyage to Genoa, sparking environmental concerns
Environmentalists are on edge as the Costa Concordia cruise liner, which crashed on the Italian island of Giglio two-and-a-half years ago, is dragged through 200 nautical miles of the Mediterranean Sea.
July 23, 2014
Bigger in Texas: State led country for first-half nat cat losses
Texas sustained $1.8 billion in 2014 first-half catastrophe losses—including $1.4 billion in Q2—to lead all states during what was generally a mild stretch for cats in the U.S.
July 22, 2014
This is turning out to be an expensive year for air insurers
And last week's Malaysia Airlines crash already has insurers nervous about potential claims.

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Articles by Independent-Adjuster.com

July 11, 2014
The Basics of Tree Liability – Part 1
Phillip Crimaldi is the Director of Operations for Peak Claims – An independent insurance claim services company based in Denver, Colorado.  Mr. Crimaldi has several years of unique experience with claims and litigation involving tree and premises liability. I’ve been…
June 30, 2014
The Co-Op Solution: Taking the “Cat” out of Catastrophe Claims Adjusting
This is a guest post by Phillip A. Crimaldi, Director of Operations for Peak Claims, Inc., in Denver, Colorado. – See more at: http://independent-adjuster.com/flooding-the-market-cat-adjusters-training/1243/#sthash.gAVBFTN0.dpuf This is a guest post by Phillip A. Crimaldi, Director of Operations at Peak Claims in Colorado.  Please…
March 26, 2014
Utah Sponsors Radical Bill to Modify Third Party Motor Vehicle Liability
Phillip A. Crimaldi, Director of Operations at Peak Claims contributed to this article. Utah Sen. Gene Davis (bill sponsor) and Rep. Brian King (floor sponsor) intend to radically change third party motor vehicle liability in their state that will have…
March 4, 2014
A Lesson in Adjusting Insurance Claims – Courtesy of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway
This is a guest post by Phillip A. Crimaldi of Peak Claims in Denver, Colorado. There are, undoubtedly and for whatever silly reason, some of you who don’t like Warren Buffett, a/k/a “The Oracle of Omaha”.  There are some of…
March 4, 2014
The Insurance Claim Nightmare – 104 Car Pileup in Denver – Where do you start?
Denver's 104 car pile up on I-25 raises questions and concerns about Fault Liability and Sovereign Immunity. With a lack of major precipitation, we wonder if this is an appropriate time to test whether the department of transportation could be held liable failure to reasonably clear and maintain the roadway.