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Top News www.claimsmag.com   December 2, 2009
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Discerning the Duty to Defend
Corporations occasionally become parties to lawsuits in which the plaintiffs named the wrong entity as a defendant to the action. In those instances, the wrongly named corporation's insurer still has a duty to defend the action. Read more

Hurricane Season Ends with a Whimper
Between June 1 and November 30, 2009, only nine named storms developed in the Atlantic basin, three of which became hurricanes. These are the lowest totals in each category since 1997. Read more

Study: Chinese Drywall and Corrosion Linked
The latest government study on Chinese drywall has revealed a "strong association" between the drywall and corrosion in homes that may physically irritate their residents. Government agencies initially began the probe when homeowners reported health problems and structural degradation. Read more

Tweet Suite Digest December 02, 2009
Claims Magazine is twittering every day about breaking news and timely topics, not to mention keeping readers up to date on the latest postings to claimsmag.com. What can Twitter do for you? Click to find out.

Fraud of the Week: Hammers and Nails
After a year-long investigation in San Diego, Calif., detectives have made eight arrests and dismantled a staged auto collision ring. Read more about the slew of collisions involving both a "hammer" vehicle, and a "nail" vehicle here.

Claims IQ

Each week we test readers on their claim knowledge. This week's question is:

One of the three hurricanes that formed in an otherwise mild 1997 hurricane season killed at least nine people and caused $100 million in damages. What was the name of this storm?

A. Hurricane Bill
B. Hurricane Danny
C. Hurricane Ida
D. Hurricane Moe

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

The 2009 hurricane season, which has been somewhat tamer than initially anticipated, officially began on June 1st. But when does it actually end?

A. Nov. 19th
B. Dec. 31st
C. Dec. 15th
D. Nov. 30th

Pat yourselves on your respective backs! The vast majority of e-News readers knew that the most recent hurricane season officially ended on Monday. The season reported the lowest totals in each storm category since 1997; not one hurricane came ashore.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 8%
B. 2%
C. 6%
D. 84%

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