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Best’s Insurance Law Podcast series examines key topics in the insurance industry from an attorney’s point of view. Featured panelists are top lawyers from firms profiled in Best's Insurance Professional Resources, a highly selective online service showcasing only firms recommended by their clients for outstanding service to the insurance industry. Published by AM Best, Best's Insurance Professional Resources is a claims industry resource that features qualified legal counsel, independent insurance adjusting services and expert service providers since 1928. AM Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

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Best’s Insurance Law Podcast series examines key topics in the insurance industry from an attorney’s point of view. Featured panelists are top lawyers from firms profiled in Best's Insurance Professional Resources, a highly selective online service showcasing only firms recommended by their clients for outstanding service to the insurance industry. Published by AM Best, Best's Insurance Professional Resources is a claims industry resource that features qualified legal counsel, independent insurance adjusting services and expert service providers since 1928. AM Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
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Very informative

By incognito82 - Aug 04 2017
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Easy to understand, useful program

Excellent. Very informative on a wide variety of legal issues.

By Marckava - Jan 11 2012
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Well done! The guest experts are articulate and the subjects are relevant, yet quite varied.

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
1
2
0
2

Very informative

By incognito82 - Aug 04 2017
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Easy to understand, useful program

Excellent. Very informative on a wide variety of legal issues.

By Marckava - Jan 11 2012
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Well done! The guest experts are articulate and the subjects are relevant, yet quite varied.
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Best's Insurance Law Podcast

Latest release on Apr 08, 2020

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Best’s Insurance Law Podcast series examines key topics in the insurance industry from an attorney’s point of view. Featured panelists are top lawyers from firms profiled in Best's Insurance Professional Resources, a highly selective online service showcasing only firms recommended by their clients for outstanding service to the insurance industry. Published by AM Best, Best's Insurance Professional Resources is a claims industry resource that features qualified legal counsel, independent insurance adjusting services and expert service providers since 1928. AM Best is the world’s oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.

Rank #1: A Landmark California Court of Appeals Ruling on the Stacking of Policies - Episode #31

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Attorney Roger Simpson from the Cotkin & Collins law firm in Los Angeles, California on a landmark California Court of Appeals ruling on the stacking of policies related to the Stringfellow insurance case.

Jun 05 2009

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Rank #2: David Burstein on issues in auto coverage - Episode #05

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Attorney David Burstein of the Toronto, Ontario-based law firm of Lang Michener discusses auto coverage issues for U.S. motorists traveling in Canada.

Apr 03 2007

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Rank #3: Updates in Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

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Attorney Charles (CJ) Haddick, Jr., a shareholder of the Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C. law firm discusses recent bad faith decisions and significant insurance coverage developments.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Feb 28 2018

13mins

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Rank #4: What Insurers and Legal Providers Should Know About Responding to Catastrophe Situations - Episode #03

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Attorneys Russ Melton of Foley & Mansfield and Joe Gerber of Cozen O'Connor discuss the special needs of responding to industrial and other large disasters such as fires, chemical exposures and explosions.

Feb 21 2007

18mins

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Rank #5: Attorney Investigates Construction Law Litigation - Episode # 83

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Attorney Anthony D. Grande from the law firm of Clausen Miller PC, with U.S. offices in Chicago, California, New Jersey and New York, and several worldwide affiliate offices in Europe and Asia, discusses construction law litigation, New York's labor law and the impact on the insurance community.

Sep 11 2013

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Rank #6: Attorney Dan Raab on Limitations of Liability - Episode #52

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Attorney Dan Raab from the Daniel W. Raab, P.A. firm in Miami on a limitations of liability case under Montreal Protocol.

May 06 2011

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Rank #7: Legal Complexity of Construction Litigation

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Attorney Terry Lavy from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling discusses the legal complexity and challenges of construction defect litigation and the impact on insurance carriers and insurers, and significant construction cases in the state of Florida.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Mar 14 2017

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Rank #8: Litigating to win in the insurance defense industry

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Attorney Irwin Kramer from the law firm of Kramer & Connolly in Baltimore, Maryland discusses a law firm's demonstration of win potential through current metrics and the importance to the insurance industry.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Directories of Recommended Attorneys & Adjuster, including Expert Service Providers.

Jun 13 2016

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Rank #9: Elimination of Joint and Several Liability in Tort Cases - Episode #53

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Attorney Renee DeMoss from the law firm of GableGotwals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on the elimination of joint and several liability in tort cases.

May 18 2011

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Rank #10: Attorney on Bad Faith in Florida Insurance Impact - Episode # 91

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Attorney Charles C. Lemley at the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C. discusses bad faith liability in the state of Florida and what insurers should be aware of.

Jun 03 2014

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Rank #11: How Social Media is Changing Insurance Claims Subrogation

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Attorneys Jason Sullivan and Rebecca Wright from the Rathbone Group, LLC law firm discuss how social media is changing and impacting business dealings.

May 30 2018

16mins

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Rank #12: Cannabis Insurance Coverage and the impact on the Insurance Industry

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Attorneys Jason Taylor and Jeremy Macklin from the law firm of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsbury LLP discuss the current status of Marijuana Legalization and why the issue is important to insurance carriers.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Directories of Recommended Attorneys & Adjuster, including Expert Service Providers.

Aug 11 2016

17mins

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Rank #13: Attorney Gives Primer on Insurers' Reservation of Rights - Episode # 102

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Attorney Charlie Lemley, from the law firm of Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, D.C., discusses factors insurers should consider in deciding whether to offer independent counsel when defending an insured under a reservation of rights.

Feb 05 2015

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Rank #14: Managing the Difficult Claim

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Attorney Jeff Vernis from the law firm Vernis & Bowling in Florida discusses reasons that claims that become unmanageable and what Claims Professionals can do to gain control.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

May 23 2019

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Rank #15: Attorney Explains How Bad Faith Claims in NJ Impact Insurance Companies - Episode # 97

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Attorney Brian Barr from the law firm of Cooper Levenson, P.A., discusses the practice, pointers and pitfalls of third-party bad faith claims in New Jersey.

Dec 03 2014

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Rank #16: Premises Liability and Spoliation Claims

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Attorney George Hall with the law firm of Hull Barrett, PC in Augusta, Georgia defines a spoliation claim, how to avoid them and how an insurance carrier is potentially impacted.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Directories of Recommended Attorneys & Adjuster, including Expert Service Providers.

Jul 11 2016

11mins

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Rank #17: Water Claims Could Become the New Arson

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Attorney Shelly Lee Griffin from the law firm of Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. addresses fraudulent water claims, how they are being committed and what adjusters and special investigators should look for when investigating claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Mar 28 2019

24mins

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Rank #18: Legal Issues Pertaining to Transportation Network Companies and Autonomous Vehicles

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Attorneys Drew Broaddus and Nathan Edmonds from the Secrest Wardle firm in Michigan discuss recent transportation litigation passed in their state pertaining to transportation network companies and how it's impacting motor vehicle legislation.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Feb 16 2017

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Rank #19: Dan Martinez and Kevin Frye on the Changing Landscape for E-Discovery - Episode #04

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Attorneys Dan Martinez of Callahan & Martinez, and Kevin Frye of Anderson, Crawley & Burke discuss the technology, practices and new regulations surrounding electronic discovery. E-mail, databases, deleted files and more are all subject to discovery, and insurance attorneys are struggling to keep pace.

Mar 15 2007

11mins

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Rank #20: Coverage of Intellectual Property (IP) Claims

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Attorney Martha Weis from the firm of Goodman Allen Donnelly addresses whether a typical general liability policy covers Intellectual Property Claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Apr 12 2017

7mins

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Coronavirus Impact on Claims and Litigation

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Attorney Frank Zacherl from the Shutts & Bowen law firm in Florida discusses impact of Coronavirus on insurers and outside defense law firms.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Apr 08 2020

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Nuclear Containment: How Insurers and Insureds Can Avoid Excessive Verdicts

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Dr. Bill Kanasky and Dr. George Speckart from Courtroom Sciences, Inc. in Irving, Texas discuss nuclear verdicts and what insurance companies and their insureds can do to prevent or limit them.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Mar 25 2020

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What Insurance Adjusters Should Know About Wildfire-Related Claims

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Peter Schifrin, President and CEO of Schifrin, Gagnon & Dickey, Inc. discusses how the California wildfires have changed the landscape of claims adjusting in California.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Mar 03 2020

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What Insurers and Defense Counsel Should Know About E-Discovery

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Attorney Jim Boyers from the law firm Wooden McLaughlin LLP discusses how insurers and counsel can ensure discovery of all relevant data and avoid claims of spoliation.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.

Feb 04 2020

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What New York Child Victims Act Means for Insurers

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Attorney Florina Altshiler from the law firm of Russo & Toner discusses the impact of the Child Victim Act on claims in New York and what insurance carriers should be aware of.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers. 

Jan 07 2020

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Navigating Florida Workers' Compensation Claims

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Attorney Jeff Kerley from the law firm of Vernis & Bowling in Florida discusses the complexity of handling Florida Workers' Compensation Claims.

Nov 19 2019

13mins

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Enterprise Risk Management Strategies

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Expert Service Providers Sean Murphy and LoriAnn Lowery-Biggers from Courtroom Sciences, Inc. discuss Enterprise Risk Management and challenges facing insurance carriers and other corporations.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers

Oct 21 2019

15mins

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How Vocational Rehabilitation Impacts Claims

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Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies addresses vocational rehabilitation in the US and Canada and the impact on claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers

Sep 26 2019

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The Insurance Impact of Class Action Settlements

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Attorneys Matthew Berkowitz, Brian O'Shea and Samantha Lewis from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, D.C. address class action settlements and impact on claims.

Sep 03 2019

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The Internet is Forever: Social Media's Role in Claims Litigation

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Attorneys Jim Boyers and Robert Simmons from the law firm Wooden McLaughlin discuss the importance of social media in cases and the ethical obligations attorneys have with respect to preserving clients' social media ESI.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jul 30 2019

22mins

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The Approaching Wave of Autonomous Vehicles Drives New Risks to Insurers

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Attorneys Heather Fine and Vlada Tasich from the law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin examine the expected impact of autonomous vehicles and how it will change the risk environment for insurers.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jun 27 2019

11mins

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Managing the Difficult Claim

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Attorney Jeff Vernis from the law firm Vernis & Bowling in Florida discusses reasons that claims that become unmanageable and what Claims Professionals can do to gain control.

Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

May 23 2019

9mins

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The Growth of Class Action Lawsuits Involving Data Breaches

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Attorneys Matt Berkowitz and Brian O'Shea from the law firm Carr Maloney P.C. in Washington, DC discuss data breach class actions and what companies can do to protect their businesses from significant exposure.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Apr 25 2019

14mins

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Water Claims Could Become the New Arson

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Attorney Shelly Lee Griffin from the law firm of Secrest, Wardle, Lynch, Hampton, Truex and Morley, P.C. addresses fraudulent water claims, how they are being committed and what adjusters and special investigators should look for when investigating claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Mar 28 2019

24mins

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Home Modification and Impact on Claims

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Expert Service Provider Dan Thompson of DeeGee Rehabilitation Technologies discusses home modifications in the US and Canada and the impact on insurance claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Feb 28 2019

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How Expert Insurance Service Providers Provide Trial Testimony

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Fred Fisher from Fisher Consulting Group discusses when expert testimony is best applied in an insurance claims trial and the styles of depositions employed.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Jan 31 2019

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Defending Construction Claims Under the New York Labor Law Statutes

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Peter Read and Jay Rava, Shareholders and Co-Chairs, New York Construction and Labor Law Practice Group at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman and Goggin discuss litigating and defending New York construction claims and the most relevant statutes at play with these cases.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Dec 27 2018

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Managing the Expense of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Discovery Claims

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Attorney John J. Cloherty, III from the law firm Pierce Davis & Perritano LLP discusses what types of cases typically involve Electronically Stored Information (ESI) discovery and how they are impacting claims and mitigating related expenses.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Nov 28 2018

23mins

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How Expert Witnesses Should Handle Attempts to Ghost Write Reports and Impact on Liability Claims

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Expert Service Provider Dr. Janine McCartney discusses why experts are sometimes approached to endorse or accept ghost-written reports, why this practice is typically considered illegal and unethical, and why it has become an issue in claims cases.

Oct 25 2018

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Toxicology: A Small Dose of Science for Attorneys and Insurance Claims Professionals

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Expert Service Provider Dr. Allison Muller from Acri Muller Consulting, LLC discusses toxicology and common pitfalls that attorneys should be aware of when looking at test results.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best Company, Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Sep 26 2018

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iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
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2
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Very informative

By incognito82 - Aug 04 2017
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Easy to understand, useful program

Excellent. Very informative on a wide variety of legal issues.

By Marckava - Jan 11 2012
Read more
Well done! The guest experts are articulate and the subjects are relevant, yet quite varied.