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Making it Through the Moving Madness



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ANCHOR LEAD: May is the most popular time of year to move… which means packing, signing contracts and spending money. But are you properly insured for the moving madness? Brian Osuch has the details. (:60) SCRIPT: Lifestyles, I'm Brian Osuch. If a moving date is in your future, Editor in Chief of Lawyers-dot-com, Larry Bodine, says there are some things you should take into consideration before and after the big day. He recommends starting with moving insurance. CUT: (Bodine) You should get zero deductible property and casualty damage insurance. It's quite easy to get through your homeowner policy, or even going online. You can get a moving policy for about a hundred-and-twenty-five-dollars. SCRIPT: Bodine also suggests making a list of high value items, like antiques. But, what happens if a mover damages your property? CUT: (Bodine) Your resort is to file a claim in small claims court or district court, and see if you can recover damages. If it's a local mover, you can also file a report with your state attorney general, and if it's an interstate mover… you can file a report with the U.S. Department of Transportation. SCRIPT: For more information, including a reference library for your legal issues and an "Ask a Lawyer" feature, go to Lawyers-dot-com. That's Lifestyles from Lawyers-dot-com.
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