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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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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Is Citizens Property Insurance Corporation immune to Bad Faith Claims? Read Further

Is Citizens Property Insurance Corporation immune to Bad Faith Claims? If you sat at my desk over the last several years, and saw how Citizens underpaid thousands of hurricane claims, and ruined thousands of peoples lives, you’d  say, the need to be sued for bad faith. One story of Insurance … [Continue reading]

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Vermont Supreme Court rejects negligence as a cause of action against a carrier in connection with the inspection and handling of a first-party property insurance claim.

Its all about a contract, and your trust in the services you have “bought” when you have an insurance claim.  The Vermont Supreme Courts added to the body of law around the country that had found, that an insured cannot sue an insurance company when they provide lousy ( fill in … [Continue reading]

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Nationwide Insurance Strategy to underpay claims is Exposed by Judge

Judge Sprecher in the case of  Berg v. Nationwide Insurance ( see the story reported)  found that, “Nationwide was willing to risk the Bergs’ lives to save itself money on a collision claim.” He found that they [Nationwide Insurance] carried more about money than the lives of their policyholders.  He found that Nationwide … [Continue reading]

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