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Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Florida court upholds Chinese drywall insurance claim denial

Mon Oct 19th, 2015 on     Insurance Claims,    

The Florida 2nd District Court of Appeal decided a case in September that illustrates just how tough it can be to fight an insurance company. It also shows that Chinese drywall complaints are still working their ways through insurance companies and the courts, but the insurance companies have taken steps to avoid paying homeowners’ claims.

Ask a simple question, get a court order to get an answer, p. 2

Mon Oct 12th, 2015 on     Insurance Law,    

We are talking about a lawsuit two taxi companies and an Uber customer filed against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. As we said in our last post, the plaintiffs do not want money damages; they are requesting that the court order the FDHSMV to answer a question about the state’s insurance requirements for for-hire passenger vehicles.

Flood insurance changes afoot in Florida and, with luck, the US p3

Mon Oct 5th, 2015 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Florida has escaped Hurricane Joaquin, but the category 4 storm has contributed to an historic amount of flood damage. As the rain and the flooding continue, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has said her state is living through a 1,000-year flood. It could be weeks before power is returned to some affected areas. And, with so many historic buildings in Charleston, insurance companies are expecting an enormously expensive cleanup.

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