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Fourth DCA Rules CRN Defective due to Lack of Specificity

On March 3, 2021, the Fourth District Court of Appeal withdrew its prior opinion and issued a new opinion affirming the trial court’s dismissal with prejudice of the insured’s statutory bad faith suit due to the insured’s defective pre-suit Civil Remedy Notice (“CRN”). In Julien v. United Property & Casualty Insurance Company, No. 4D19-2763 (Fla. […]

Insurance Defense 101: Top Things You Need to Know

What Is an Insurance Defense Attorney?  Insurance law includes a wide variety of issues relating to insurance policies. In general, an insurance defense attorney deals with three main categories as related to insurance: determining when insurance companies must pay claims, ensuring policyholders are protected when sued and consulting with insurance companies to confirm that they […]

Premises Liability Claims: What Are They?

Property owners are responsible for maintaining a relatively safe environment so that individuals who come onto the property don’t suffer any injuries. This responsibility, also known as premises liability, holds property owners and/or residents liable for any accidents and injuries that occur on their property.  It’s important to note that while you may be injured […]

What Is Litigation? Everything You Need to Know

Litigation is initiated between two opposing parties looking to enforce or defend a legal right. Typically, matters are settled by an agreement between the parties but may also move to a court to be heard and decided by a jury and/or judge. Here is everything you need to know to better understand the full process of […]

Motor Vehicle Fatality Rates Increasing during Pandemic

You have probably noticed less vehicle traffic but more pedestrians and bicyclists on our roads while making your essentials-only trip to the local store over the last several months. When states implemented stay-at-home orders throughout the nation due to COVID-19, motor vehicle traffic dramatically reduced on our nation’s roadways. By mid-April, vehicle traffic was down […]

DEMOCRACY, JURY TRIALS AND BUSINESS

On July 10, 2020, the President of the United States commuted the criminal sentence of a convicted felon, days before he was scheduled to begin a period of incarceration.  In a recent post on LinkedIn, I cautioned others on the effect this commutation would have on our Democracy.  While most supported my comment, others respectfully […]

Shatterproof? Chipping Away at Florida Glass Claims

Fla. Stat. §627.7288 requires auto insurers to repair or replace damaged windshields without applying a deductible allowing insured drivers with comprehensive coverage to repair or replace their windshield without any out of pocket cost. The Florida legislature has not created a statutory scheme for processing glass claims, unlike Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Coverage and Personal Injury Protection […]