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"Hot Topics & Myths in Appraiser Liability"
August 22, 2019
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1000 Town Center Dr.
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CHECK IN AT 8:00 AM
COURSE STARTS AT 8:30 AM
COURSE ENDS AT 11:30 AM
The seminar covers current legal and liability trends affecting appraisers and dispels some common myths and misunderstandings. Actual (and interesting) lawsuits and claims form the foundation of the seminar.
These are the types of questions answered by the seminar:
• Who is currently suing appraisers? What are they suing for?
• What are the most common errors that lead to lawsuits – for both commercial and residential appraisers?
• How do the USPAP concepts of intended use and user in an appraisal relate to an appraiser’s potential liability?
• How can an appraiser use these concepts to protect themselves against unwarranted liability based on recent case law?
• Will incorporating my appraisal firm protect me?
• What is the new “mass litigation” phenomenon that is affecting appraisers?
• What liability exposures exist for appraisal review work?
• What does E&O insurance cover?
The objectives of the seminar are to educate appraisers about:
• The most common current sources and causes of professional negligence lawsuits against appraisers.
• The current mass litigation phenomenon affecting appraisers.
• How the USPAP concepts of client/intended user and intended use relate to legal claims against appraisers.
• How to handle common liability threat situations.
• The importance of the appraiser’s work file and what elements of the work file are most relevant to liability prevention.
• The role of professional liability insurance.
The instructor is attorney Peter Christensen. He is the general counsel of LIA Administrators & Insurance Services, which provides professional liability insurance to 20,000 appraisers. LIA’s E&O insurance program for appraisers is endorsed by the Appraisal Institute.
LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY
Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $15.00 cancellation fee.
2 - 14 days prior to program start date, $20.00 cancellation fee.
Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.
This Educational Program (Program) was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.
The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.
This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.
Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis. If the event is filled, a waiting list will be retained. The Southern California Chapter reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule this event if the minimum enrollment level is not reached, and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. Prospective students should confirm their registration before making any non-refundable airline reservations. There are NO transfers; you must cancel out of the offering.
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