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  1. 3 points
    all sites are bound to have teething issues, especially when you upgrade from one platform to another. You cant make all changes on a test forum and transfer over, as the backends could be different, plus people are still making and replying to posts all the time. Believe me, been there and done it, many a time. On multi million pound websites. it may seen straightforward to the layman, but sadly web development is never that straightforward. For this site, its even more compounded as the old webmaster is sadly no longer with us, so any code he made has to be translated and interpreted by the new one, and if its not optimized code it can be very difficult to work through as the slightest change could impact something totally irrelevant.
  2. 3 points
    just type no need to keep hitting quote, it just makes the thread twice as long to scroll through to find you reply. its not for you to prove its not statute barred by for link to do it. if you wanted to be really funny with them , use the address of the grave yard or the cremation parlour that was used!! hope you don't mind the humour but link are thick as 2 short planks, they don't care who pays it, there must be a mug out there somewhere we can fleece.
  3. 2 points
    I don't have specific experience of any sort of permit scheme but I do of taking on a council highways department. It got as far as a court on The Strand in London and I won. To be fair they caved halfway through the second day, as we returned from lunch my counsel was approached by theirs with the magic words 'could I have a moment of your time'. I count it as a win, it cost them a ridiculous amount of money It got that far because stupid little people working for councils honestly believe they can say what they want, do what they want, tell outright lies, go to extraordinary lengths to intimidate the people they are paid to serve. They aren't used to people standing up to them and they get away with it 99.9% of time. As others have said, you need to check your status carefully and then hit them. Get legal advice - not from some small town solicitor but from a big firm. I was lucky, someone pointed me to the right people. Don't be intimidated, don't believe a single word of what you're told by any council employee. They are the equivalent of every miserable call centre monkey you've ever dealt with. The brightest minds aren't attracted to council jobs after all.
  4. 2 points
    Permitbay - I haven't commented so far, as I don't know where you stand. But reading the above I really think you are in the wrong place to get sound advice. If I were you I would get some advice from a qualified lawyer. I don't know the ins and outs of this, except to point out that you cannot legally obstruct the highway, or (I believe) any public right of way.
  5. 2 points
    I think the OP just needs to be reassured here. Never Happen The bailiff does not even have any powers at this point, and after such a time he would have to apply to the court under CPR83, to have a warrant issued, which after 13 years they would be V unlikely to issue.
  6. 2 points
    It was a lot easier to use CAG with the old format. Now when you do New or Unread Posts you only get several posts coming up. If you click on a post to read it, when you are finished and click to go out, it takes you to the top of the page of new posts and you have to scroll down to find the one that you have just viewed. Must a admit I don't personally like the drab colours associated with the pages.
  7. 2 points
    Yes very good news in deed! 5.5 million they raked inlast year.....not bad for a run down filty car park that towers above a derelict shopping centre. One of the only restaurant owners left on the edge ofthe precinct got a 100.00 charge and why? .....because his passenger wheels were touching the white line. BUT on that particular side was the ticket machine so he was not stopping anyone parking there or depriving them of income.....but still got 100.00 from him. Just sickening to see them getting away with it. So glad i stuck with it.
  8. 2 points
    You could simply have a few stickies that contain/collate listed links for certain individual benefits. Going to be a lot of crossover so a simple link to the answer/thread/post and everything is good! It's not (5 banning points awarded by a mod - insert favourite word about sex beginning with f here) rocket science? Although the ing at the end might be stone cold Olympic Ice skating 10! Rightsnet up dated not long ago and did a very good job of it. Here whilst I'm neither here nor there I'd love to see the disability impact study you did of this change????
  9. 2 points
    CMC charges were capped at 20% by law effective July this year https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cmr-special-bulletin-new-fee-cap-measures/cmr-special-bulletin-new-fee-cap-measures
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    If you own the land without easments or rights over it andif there is room to pass without actually encroaching on that part of your land you could just put a fence round it. obviously that will make parking for you awkward. However, the council will claim that their permit scheme is an easment in itself. No it isnt, you agreed to it. Bit like me borrowing your lawnmower. I cant then lend it out myself or tell you how and when you can use it or refuse to return it to you upon such a request. If you agreed to let me manage your lawnmower the I can lend it out but it is still yours and I have to retun it subject to the conditiosn of the original management contract. You will therefore need to look at what was agreed at the timeand whether there was a time limit agreed. It aint for the council to decide that time limit as they are just borrowing your lawnmower so to speak
  12. 1 point
    Which is why I referred to the Legislation back in Post 11.
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    as for repair etc, they mean if you accidentally break them you are liable. Now this is a bit of a problem in some respects as strict liability is not required, ie if you did something stupid and broke a sinkl then fair do's you pay but if you drop a pan and break a kitchen tile, the dropping of the pan isnt usually a forseeable event and tou arent normally responsible. as for maintenace of equipment like washing machines etc, again you are not responsible, their use is part of the tenancy and thus LL is responsible for their upkeep. You can sue LL if they dotn repair said item in good time. Now if you were to wash bricks in it then that is not normal use and the clause would apply but you dont need a clause to guard against straightforward negligence. The same goes for indemnifying any visitor, employee etc, that is what he need LL insurance for. All in all any clause that isnt legally enforceable such as thses render the whole contract void if you so prefer. Personally I would make LL move his washing machine out and you get your own Storage is then his problem This looks like a tweaked commercial repairing tenancy rather than one for a dwelling
  14. 1 point
    Did you say that this is your land (shared ownership i suppose)? The council has painted parking bays and started a resident permit scheme 15 years ago, correct? If this is the case, dig out your deeds and see what easements and passing rights are listed there. This could be one of the cases that are better dealt with by a specialised solicitor. Check your house insurance for free legal cover.
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    Thanks for that. I will get one downloaded
  17. 1 point
    You might be interested to know about the case of wilson v ricket cockerall co ltd 1954. Wilson ordered a consignment of coal from the defendants. When the coal arrived nobody realised that there is a detonator inside the delivery. (They used to use dynamite to loosen the coal of the coalface before digging it out). Anyway, when the coal was put on the there was an . The defendants tried to say that the consignment of coal was of merchantable quality and it was simply the detonator which was a free and was therefore not part of the contract. The court, of course, said that the contractual goods included everything which is delivered as part of the contract and therefore the entire consignment was of merchantable quality. It seems to me that the first answer you had from Tesco's was broadly the same argument.
  18. 1 point
    I'll have a look at this tomorrow but would you mind starting a new thread . I think this thread is done very well dealing with the problem of the sar now you are moving on to a new issue and i think it would be worth starting a new discussion . Thanks
  19. 1 point
    just get all the information you can. You have no idea what might be revealed in terms of the enforceability of the debt, PPI payments, et cetera. An SAR is free of charge. Just do it
  20. 1 point
    Universal Credit has had large number of applications in the last month or so. The reason being is that people have finished off seasonal Christmas/new year sales work and are now needing to claim. Also in the new year, you tend to get a lot of people going through change in circumstances. Why this affects you ? Because the admin staff processing UC will be dealing with the extra work load, it causes a delay in the current ESA Support group being transfered across to UC claims. The UC system flags up any claims where there has been another benefit claim that might affect UC. Teams then look into these and transfer across any existing entitlements. Because the teams will be dealing with higher volumes of work, it causes a delay in your claim being updated. If you get to the end of the assessment period, with continued Job Centre work search requirements and no sign that the ESA support has been transfered, then call the UC helpline. They can call ESA for information, so they can update your UC claim.
  21. 1 point
    I genuinely believed that watching the votes yesterday we would surely see movement towards a second referendum. But at this stage I don't think a majority will vote for anything that veers too far to the left or right. Teresa May's deal will get voted down a hundred times because forgetting the issue over the backstop - It is still a bad deal. This is the point the seem to have escaped all the hard brexiters, unless they're either ignorant or being deliberately dishonest (maybe a bit of both). Leaving the EU is absolutely worse than staying in the EU, so any "deal" we negotiate at this stage won't be any good for the UK. They seem to be pretending that there is something better out there, maybe through fear of the public backlash. When May says it's her way or no deal. I absolutely believe her. This is a legal process and the EU are trying to implement whatever the wishes of the UK were. By default, our wishes appear to be to negotiate our position down and to give away what sovereignty we had because that is what leaving means. Where we go from here, who knows. The EU still has to agree to an extension of article 50 and they will want to know what the plan is - At present the plan seems to be to have Parliament vote on the same deal until it gets voted through, so a very long extension is looking likely!
  22. 1 point
    You cannot force the Def or their legal representative unfortunately. CPR PArt 6.20 states that documents can be served by ...(d) fax or other means of electronic communication in accordance with Practice Direction 6A; However, PD 6A states that to serve by email Service by fax or other electronic means 4.1 Subject to the provisions of rule 6.23(5) and (6), where a document is to be served by fax or other electronic means – (1) the party who is to be served or the solicitor acting for that party must previously have indicated in writing to the party serving – (a) that the party to be served or the solicitor is willing to accept service by fax or other electronic means; and (b) the fax number, e-mail address or other electronic identification to which it must be sent; and (2) the following are to be taken as sufficient written indications for the purposes of paragraph 4.1(1) – (a) a fax number set out on the writing paper of the solicitor acting for the party to be served; (b) an e-mail address set out on the writing paper of the solicitor acting for the party to be served but only where it is stated that the e-mail address may be used for service; or (c) a fax number, e-mail address or electronic identification set out on a statement of case or a response to a claim filed with the court. 4.2 Where a party intends to serve a document by electronic means (other than by fax) that party must first ask the party who is to be served whether there are any limitations to the recipient's agreement to accept service by such means (for example, the format in which documents are to be sent and the maximum size of attachments that may be received). If you do not have their permission and they have not included their email on court documents, then you should not serve by email. Is there any reason why you cannot serve via post? There has been come case law recently about litigants in person and correct means of service and unfortunately so far it is in favour of serving by the CPR so its not worth risking an argument of documents being struck out as they were not served properly.
  23. 1 point
    I would take that as a pinch of salt...if they wanted to stay it for a month ...they shouldn't have proceeded to the DQ. Notice of transfer of proceeding letter next informing you of transfer to your local county court and offering mediation services. Then Notice of Allocation (N157)if mediation fails or does not even happen, informing you of the court directions and what you must do next in preparation for trial.
  24. 1 point
    you had 32 days from the day the claim was issued so if 12 days have elasped you have another 14 days plus time for the response to work its way through the postal system. If you sent your CPR 31.14 request off at the very beginning then you could send in your outline defence at the last moment and include a statement saying you do not belive they ahve the authority to be there etc as they have failed to producesight of the contract, the planning permission etc. you can still add thsi to your actual defence but never wait for them to respond at the risk of missing your deadline. They will behave unreasonably and hope to get away with it so make sure you do everything correclty and that way you have grounds for complaint and asking for the claim to be summarily dismissed without a hearing. ( unlikely to happen but does occur if they ahve been very lazy or naughty)
  25. 1 point
    No they wont ......Ambulance Chasers...they dont do court
  26. 1 point
    Last Time I am posting to this thread.....withdraw your complaint from the Ombudsman (which was crazy to start with) IGNOR LINK The debt is STATUTE BARRED they cant issue a COURT CLAIM TO A DECEASED PERSON....they wont issue a claim to the EXECUTOR assuming you have told them no monies. Andy
  27. 1 point
    you seem to want to make more out of this than actually exists. the person who notified the death isnt a beneficiary so they are not liable for any debt and you are not the executor regardless of what you have been doing to sort things out.. You also fail to understand that the SB clock didnt start when link bought it, it started when your father failed to apy the money owed and that was some considerable time before then. Stop giving these people any credence. STOP CORRESPONDING WITH THEM (other than a SB letter if you are minded to send one), eventually they will go away and they will ahe wasted their time and money for nothing. they have no rights to claim a bean from anyone
  28. 1 point
    Time to abolish it,a Review will be a whitewash, just like squaddies of yore blancoing the coal for the Genral's inspection.
  29. 1 point
    Sorry you seam to have mixed up my concern with whatever......... The https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/111-benefits-and-hmrc/ now only shows sticky posts on the 1st page. An actual and valid post asking for help now will only appear on page 2 when it is created. If you seriously do not understand how this might be an issue........ I truly despair! If I ask a question it has to be on page 1 as who [removed] is going to go to page 2 to help me for a new questin? Well you seem to think that will happen but.......... Nobody disabled is going to now get past page 1 as there is zero new content there. I can turn on caps lock if you like but you ain't listening are you!
  30. 1 point
    https://home.barclays/who-we-are/structure-and-leadership/leadership/ashok-vaswani/ https://twitter.com/avvaswani?lang=en https://www.barclayscorporate.com/general-info/important/complaints-commitment.html
  31. 1 point
    just to add another little pointer, it is against te DCA's code of Practice to threaten things like knackerimg your credit or bankruptcy as a menas of pressuring you to pay up. They know this but as no=-one is going to chuck them in prison for it they will carry on regardless. Let them earn their £15 sending out taradiddles ans ignore all of them, thye ahve no powers to do anything ar all despite some of their more ludicrous claims when you do play letter tennis with them. the other thing you should ask yourself is whne did you sign a credit agreeemtn with these bandits that allows them to add unicorn food tax to the original bill? they are not bailiffs so cnat add a bean to the debt but again they rely on your ignoance to make you think they have some powers they dont.
  32. 1 point
    I am amazed a professional who is concerned there is so much at stake hasn’t done basic research (& nor, it appears, have the legal professionals you have approached). Surely their obligation to their client is to find out what their client’s main objective(s) is / are?, and the impact with the GMC appears to be your primary concern. If in the BMA (as your Trades Union) : have you asked them? Your defence body (MDU / MPS) if you have one Have you informally approached the GMC? Furthermore, the most cursory of searches provides: https://www.gmc-uk.org/-/media/documents/DC4594_CE_Decision_Guidance___Annex_D___Convictions_Guidance.pdf_58067974.pdf I’m just gobsmacked neither you nor they have looked for and found this, and separately that they might aim for a ban rather than points! The ‘advantage’ of a ban : “over & done with” rather than the future prospect of a ban by “totting-up”. Yet, you’ve had points before and seen them lapse by not getting further points before they expired. You MIGHT get a ban. A ban is possible even at 66-75 in a 50, and 76 is just into the next band for sentencing. (Check the Magistrates Court Sentencing Guidelines online) My advice?. Get a solicitor (local to the court, who knows the bench and the best approach to take!).Plead guilty, attending court, with the solicitor making a plea in mitigation. Hope for points and a band C fine, then avoid getting more points. Let the GMC know as soon as you are summonsed and let them know you are going to plead guilty (and when you do so, the outcome). If there are no complicating factors, if you keep the GMC informed: that is where their interest will end. An alternative will be to let one of the “legal loophole” expert firms look at it and see if they can get you off on a technicality. Advantages : no points, no risk of ban, no effect in your insurance, and definitely no GMC involvement. Disadvantages: Cost, relies on there being a looophole to find (else all the advantages vanish!), if it means them attending court you may lose credit for a guilty plea and the “local knowledge” factor.
  33. 1 point
    How does the builder trade - sole trader, partnership, ltd company? If a sole trader are you sure he has assets - he may have a nice sparkly van but the chances are it is not his? When was your original Judgment obtained?
  34. 1 point
    Thanks, I'm getting there. Me and my laptop are probably a lot older than you and have 3 dependants aswell as being taken to court and have always valued CAG. I shall persevere to be able to deal with the technology
  35. 1 point
    18million - I know quite a few people who describe their PTSD journey in much the same way as you. But they’ve made it through, and you will too. Family support is crucial. All of them had difficult times during their recovery, setbacks and dark moments, but now have fulfilling lives - even though they aren’t doing the same jobs as they were before. There are some useful resources at Mind, Rethink and Combat Stress. You might also like to look on YouTube for talks by Michelle Partington about her experience. I know Michelle, and she’s amazing - you’ll see that you aren’t alone.
  36. 1 point
    They cannot transfer liability from the driver to the keeper as they have failed to deliver the Ntk within time in accordance with the Act (search for "The Protections of Freedoms Act 2012"). As long as the identity of the driver is never revealed they have nobody to hold liable. Although they may well try chasing the keeper they can't succeed, providing the keeper doesn't slip up or lose their nerve. I suspect that they know that they are out of time which is why they have issued you a NtK that doesn't mention PoFA, since they usually do. They're just hoping you'll not notice. Let's make sure though - please post up a redacted copy of the Ntk (both sides) and the resident experts will be in to advise you shortly I'm sure.
  37. 1 point
    It is a breach of contract, you must amke it clear that the gift bundle was the deciding factor in signing your life away with them. the bundle being subject to availability does place a limit on the offer but not the contract. So, if I went into their shop and asked for the same thing they can tell me they dont ahve the freebies and I cant force them to form a contract that includes the gifts. Your contract was accepted on the terms that they hand over a load of stuff and they havent so you are entitled to withdraw from the rest of the terms or sue them for the goodies. If it was the phone that was the important bit them sue for the value of the goods, if you want put expalin that they ahve failed to meet their obligations and you are not under any obligation to continue with them and if they want to play silly sods challenge them to sue you for breach of contract and see what happens to them in return. Try and get them to make the fist bad move
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    dx100uk many thanks for all the links which i have now read. I have just purchased 13 x £1 postal orders and will print out the forms and send them off on Monday. I will keep paying Payplan until i receive replys from creditors and will let you know the outcome. I have not been in good health and could not tolerate the stress of debt collectors banging on my door also receiving threatening letters. dx100uk it is very good of you to take out your spare time to help me and i thank you and everyone else who has replied.
  39. 1 point
    One of EB's classics to BW Legal is post 2 at https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?481128-Excel-BW-Legal-Peel-Centre-(again)-ANPR-PCN although it obviously needs to be altered to fit your own situation. BTW, did you ever get on to Costa? If not contact the area manager or the CEO. Even better if you paid by card and/or can remember the date and what you purchased.
  40. 1 point
    How populist are you https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2018/nov/21/how-populist-are-you-quiz I've done it. Results as I expected although a few mates think I cheated. I didn't - I think thats more a comment on their perception of their politics. (They think they are centrist - THEY aren't.)
  41. 1 point
    I dont know what you can expect but I Can offer a point of view. So this could be looked at that if the DWP decided to not obligate you to do work related activity for reasons of lack of ability then it could be seen as evidence that you should be in the support group. On the other hand it could be one of those cases where its some kind of error DWP side why you simply never got contacted. The extra opportunity I expect would probably not have been given if there was already enough evidence to make a favourable decision, the judge cannot give you what you want simply on the basis the DWP decided not to provide evidence or show up. I have lost tribunal cases where the DWP were not represented. I dont know how strong your case is so I cannot comment specifically on your case, but I do believe at least in some cases the DWP act in a manner where they just make things awkward for claimants on the basis that perhaps the claimant will give up or a tribunal will rule in their favour, this happened on my last DLA tribunal, where the judge was very angry with the DWP, as it was his opinion (which I agreed with) that the DWP were wasting everyone's time by not awarding me from the outset, especially as they were given at least two chances before the hearing date to back down without a hearing but kept refusing when they had no case. The DWP's tactic even tho they lost the case paid off tho as I decided not to renew my DLA due to the hassle they caused me. If you provide more info I can offer more of an opinion if i think you will win or not, it sounds like you appealing to be moved from WRAG to SG, but if I am right you havent explained the reason why you think you should be in the SG.
  42. 1 point
    right, so you want the evil MHRA exposed, and David Noakes to be immune from prosecution?. you seem to feel: The MHRA is wrong, because some of its board are industry experts, and thus biased. Who would you prefer the MHRA rely on, people with no experience?. Yet, while accusing the MHRA staff of bias, you ignore that David Noakes is similarly, not without conflict of interest, making money out of GcMAF. The same GcMAF that he holds as a cure for cancer, yet Cancer Research UK say: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2008/12/03/cancer-cured-for-good-gc-maf-and-the-miracle-cure/ Desperate people will try anything. Don't buy the snake oil. Don't support snake oil peddlars. But wait, it isn't just cancer, GcMAF is a treatment for autism too!, (apparently). Oh, yes, and "HIV, liver/kidney disease and diabetes.” "Rumor has it that GcMAF has the potential to be a cure for even more diseases, such as herpes, as well." Well, so says Snopes, while thoroughly debunking these claims. https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/09/05/scientists-questionable-institute-cancer/ So, what about autism?. https://www.bbc.com/news/health-34326801 That BBC news article also notes that GcMAF is a human blood product, and there were concerns that it could be contaminated. The starting material being used by the firm wasn't known to be fit for use in medicines: and the production plant wasnt known to be safe for manufacturing human blood products https://www.gov.uk/government/news/regulator-warns-against-gcmaf-made-in-unlicensed-facility-in-cambridgeshire So, David Noakes isn't unbiased, and some of the MHRA board may have conflcits of interest too. So, who to believe?. I'd go with Cancer Research UK and the National Autistic Society, who say don't use GcMAF You seem to be saying "Big Pharma is bad, they are all about the profit". It is true the want to make a profit, they are a business. Their shareholders invest wanting to get a return. Yet, their products are heavily regulated. You seem to be saying it is OK for David Noakes to make a profit, just because his business is smaller. Yoiu ignore that his products havent been shown to work, may be unsafe, and aren't recommended by Cancer Research UK and the National Autistic Society. He trades in misery, relying on the desparation of people with awful medical conditions to get his company to make sales. The most basic of research online shows the details I have provided. Shame on you for buying in to, and perpetrating, his snake oil claptrap. As for: " David Noakeshad developed an extremely effective CANCER treatment, which threatened the Big Pharma monopoly, established by the 1939 CANCER ACT. On the advice of his legal team, David pleaded GUILTY to manufacturing and supplying an Unlicensed Medicine and is scheduled to appear at Southwark Crown Court in Southeast Londonfor a 3 day sentencing hearing, commencing at 10am on Monday 19th November 2018... in which the MHRA will be seeking a Custodial sentence ... all because David Noakes had the audacity to produce an EFFECTIVE CANCER TREATMENT!" He plea was "guilty". His cancer treatment isn't effective. He is highly skilled. Skilled at peddling snake oil. I hope he has packed his toothbrush, and I hope he needs to take it with him after sentencing ......
  43. 1 point
    The issues you raise are hugely complex and I think you need to consult specialist SEND websites such IPSEA or Coram Children's Centre or a Parents' Advice Centre in the area where the child now lives (if there is one). There may also be specialist advice charities for the particular condition(s) the child has now been diagnosed with. To pursue this as a claim for compensation would need professional legal advice from solicitors specialising in this area. Bear in mind that it isn't a school's job to diagnose medical conditions. Schools provide the educational support needed as a result of the medical condition being diagnosed.
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    Usio Energy are the latest electric supplier to cease trading with Ofgem awarding First Utility all their current customers. https://www.usioenergy.com/
  46. 1 point
    You ask "I am a union member should I approach the union on this matter?" Yes! I am, to put it mildly, astonished that you have been through all this without your union supporting and advising you. What on earth is the point of paying them a membership fee if they don't support you in something as serious as this! When your company invited you to the formal disciplinary meeting at which you were dismissed the law requires them to tell you that you can be accompanied by your union rep. Did they? If not that's one breach of procedure for starters Get them to earn their money and support you now.
  47. 1 point
    Deal with at if it ever happens. There's a lengthy procedure that they must follow if they want to go anywhere near it.
  48. 1 point
    Mental health/anxiety can play tricks on the mind, so things that are straightforward seem like a problem, when they are not. UC ask about previous earnings in 12 months before claim, to get an idea of pattern of earnings and possible monthly amounts going Forward. Some people work seasonally or work in many different jobs with gaps in between. So don't worry too much about what you said. You completed the information as it was asked of you, so no problem. Just take one step at a time, complete the to-do actions on your UC claim when they appear and work with the Job Centre Work Coach. Don't miss any Job Centre appointments. You can phone Universal Credit and change appointment dates/times. If you receive any backdated LCWRA award and have any debts with Government, you can ask UC to use the money to pay off any of the debts. Just tell UC or Work coach.
  49. 1 point
    What outcome do you want from this? Change of policy? Compensation? What have you asked for in your correspondence?
  50. 1 point
    Ask the claims department for the underwriters for the reserve amount they have set against it. Make sure the new insurer knows the claim is ongoing, and how you got the figure if you go with them.


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