Summary: Insurance Adjuster Expert Witness allowed to testify as the defense’s argument that the expert witness was not qualified to opine on damages was denied by the court.
Facts: This case (Endurance Capital, LLC v. Seneca Ins. Co. – United States District Court – Southern District of Indiana – October 31, 2023) involves a dispute over an insurance policy. The plaintiff was assigned rights and interests to an insurance policy which was issued by the defendant. One night, a slew of trespassers damaged the insured property. The plaintiff subsequently filed a claim, which was denied by the defendant. The plaintiff filed this declaratory action against the defendants arguing that they should pay for the losses under the policy. The plaintiff hired Insurance Adjuster Expert Witness Brian Haden to help prove their case. The defendant then filed a motion to exclude this witness from testifying.