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This brings up an interesting point.  Where do the insurance companies sit
on this issue in California?  If the owner gets sued for not retrofitting
the building, will to owner pay or will the insurance company likely pick up
the tab?  If it's the insurance company, do you know of any companies that
revise rates based on retrofits?  Bottom line, in hindsight it's easy to say
it would have been cheaper to fix the building.  But are there any monetary
incentives going forward?

Jake Watson, P.E.
Salt Lake City, UT

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From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 3:27 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Paso Robles Earthquake

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I will also assume that the anguished husband of the dead woman, as well as
the parents of the young girl, will make the cost of retrofit appear like a
mere pittance to the building's owner and the historical preservation group.

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

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