In an article published on June 3, 2019, for the Daily Report, partner Jeff Stinson shares insight on managing relationships and creating a cohesive, collaborative environment amid claims litigation to achieve a successful outcome.
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Swift Currie hosted its annual client service event on Saturday, May 18, in partnership with Action Ministries, a nonprofit that furnishes an extensive network of community partners and volunteers with the tools and expertise to lead fellow Georgians out of poverty.
Approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog in the U.S. each year and one in five of those bites requires medical attention. While every state provides some basis of recovery for people injured by a dog, there are specific nuances in each state that vary and generally fall within the realm of “strict liability” or the “one bite rule.”
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Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Law360 400, an annual ranking of the largest law firms in the U.S. This year, Swift Currie ranked at 275, moving up 33 spots from last year's ranking of 308. The list is comprised of U.S.-based firms and international firms with a U.S. component and determined by domestic attorney head count. As of Dec. 31, 2018, Swift Currie had 149 attorneys, of which 61 are partners.
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During the month of April, Swift Currie held its 2019 annual food drive for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The firm donated a total of 4,481 pounds of food, which will provide 3,734 meals for Georgians who are food insecure.
Law360 included Swift Currie’s newest partners in its May 9, 2019, round-up of attorneys who were promoted in the first quarter of 2019. Each of the firm’s newest partners practice in the Atlanta office and include:
Jessica Phillips, who represents businesses in insurance coverage, arson and first-party property damage claims;
Rebecca Strickland, who defense clients in coverage and commercial litigation matters; and,
Calvin Yaeger, who handles litigation and insurance law matters for his clients.
The full round-up of promotions is available to Law360 subscribers here. For more information on Phillips, Strickland and Yaeger, please see Swift Currie’s press release announcing their elevation to partnership here.
Trey Dowdey authored an article for the May 2019 issue of CLM Magazine breaking down the art of taking recorded statements to obtain the information needed to quickly resolve a claim.
“If completed quickly and thoroughly, a statement can be a pivotal tool for assessing the validity of a claim and steering it toward early resolution,” Dowdey says.
However, it’s important to ensure that the claimant remains willing to talk and engage in a respectful conversation, which is where a skillful statement taker can avoid challenges in claim resolution by remaining professional, fair and polite.
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Law360 highlighted partner David Atkinson in a recent article discussing his successful representation of Travelers Insurance subsidiary, St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co.
On April 12, 2019, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed St. Paul does not need to cover a $23 million settlement in an unsolicited fax class action that St. Paul policyholder and manufacturing quote provider MFG.com negotiated to end a putative Telephone Consumer Protection class action. In the proposed class action, commercial sign manufacturer GM Sign Inc. claimed MFG frequently and without consent sent large amounts of fax advertisements to GM Sign and other companies.
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