A person who makes a determination of a claim, especially a claim against an insurance company, and objections made thereto by the debtor or insurance company, for the purpose of arriving at an amount for which the claim will be settled. First National Bank v Manchester Fire Assur. Co. 64 Minn 96, 98, 66 NW 136. Sometimes acting as the agent of the insurance company or debtor, at other times as the agent of the claimant. Aetna Ins. Co. v Shryer, 85 Ind 362, 363; 7 Am J2d Attys § 86.

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