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Force-placed insurance targeted in possible class action p3

Sat Jun 23rd, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We are finishing up our discussion of a homeowner’s lawsuit that he hopes will be certified as a class action. He asserts that his lender and a homeowners insurance company charged him an exorbitant amount of money for force-placed coverage when his homeowners policy lapsed. The difference in cost was staggering: The bank’s premium added up to $18,000 per year. His private policy cost about $2,500 a year.

Force-placed insurance targeted in possible class action p2

Fri Jun 22nd, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Homeowners have apparently had enough of force-placed insurance. One Florida homeowner in particular believes this is true, at least, because he has petitioned the court to certify his lawsuit as a class action. The defendants in the case are his lender and his homeowners insurance company. His complaint is rooted in a $10,000 insurance premium.

Force-placed insurance targeted in possible class action

Sat Jun 16th, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

About a year ago, a North Miami Beach homeowner slipped up: He let his homeowners insurance lapse. Today, he finds himself petitioning a federal court to certify his lawsuit as a class action. He claims that the defendants, an insurance company and his former mortgage lender, have not acted in good faith and that their practices are deceptive and unjust.

Florida court to policyholders: Quit your whining! (p. 3)

Wed Jun 6th, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We are finishing up our discussion of the Florida Supreme Court’s decision that consumer advocates say could be a game-changer. The case involved a hurricane insurance policy that did not conform to state requirements. In particular, the high deductible warning was in a smaller font and used the word “windstorm” instead of “hurricane.”

Florida court to policyholders: Quit your whining! (p. 2)

Sun Jun 3rd, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Hurricane forecasters have revised their 2012 predictions. Originally, the experts said the season would boast just 10 named storms, four of which would be hurricanes; two of the hurricanes would develop into major hurricanes. When the official hurricane season started this week, though, the numbers increased to 13 storms, five hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

Florida court to policyholders: Quit your whining!

Fri Jun 1st, 2012 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

At the request of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Florida’s Supreme Court has handed down a decision that commentators say is clearly anti-consumer. The case involved the language of a hurricane insurance policy that did not comply with Florida law. The plaintiff also alleged the insurer had breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.

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