Insurer’s mere negligence in handling a claim is insufficient to support a finding of bad faith rules the Florida 4th DCA

Even thou the court recognized that there were in fact deficiencies in GEICO’s claims handling it was not enough to say the Insurance Company committed bad faith. Uh? The Fourth District pointed out, that: “[N]egligence alone is insufficient to sustain a bad faith award. An insurer’s imperfect handling of a claim … [Continue reading]

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Here is where to get your CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) report.

What is CLUE? CLUE is a claims-information report generated by LexisNexis®, a consumer-reporting agency. The report generally contains up to seven years of personal-auto and personal-property claims history.  Look here for your  CLUE report  Need to File an Insurance claim? Insurance claims are a legal process and one should never file … [Continue reading]

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A unanimous Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina

A unanimous Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. As we have chronicled in the last several years, the Insurance Business has fundamentally changed, where the insurance companies care only but their bottom line profits … [Continue reading]

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Insurance Companies are shielded by Florida’s state courts by being allowed to hide important reports, estimates, communications and photographs

Insurance Policy, it is really a Legal Contract that goes on for over 40 pages with tons of fine print. Insurance companies can use all sorts of laws and tricks to get an advantage and not pay your claim in full. B. Michael Clark, Jr Esq  highlights the problem in the … [Continue reading]

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The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that policyholders have coverage for the whole property insurance claim even when there are multiple concurrent losse

The Florida Supreme Court has spoken. My office has argued this doctrine before, the Concurrent Cause Doctrine, and now with  Sego v. American Home Assurance Company, the Florida Supreme Court has made it the law of the land in Florida and insurance companies will no longer be abe to hide under dubious multiple … [Continue reading]

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