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Alternatives to Jury Trials in Florida During the Covid-19 Pandemic

As a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on March 1, 2020, the Florida State Surgeon General and State Health Officer declared that a public health emergency exists in Florida. On March 9, 2020, the Governor of the State of Florida declared a state of emergency for the entire state. On March 13, […]

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 […]

PIP Ruling

The firm recently obtained a ruling on a matter without precedence when the Second District Court of Appeal, after oral argument, agreed with Ramey & Kampf, P.A.’s managing partner, David Kampf, whom also successfully argued for our client at the trial level, that the insurer was entitled to a commercial right of reimbursement under Florida […]

FIFEC Presentations

Ramey & Kampf, P.A. was honored to present in the 27th Annual Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee (FIFEC) Conference in Orlando, FL for not one, but two presentations that provided CEU and CLE credits for adjusters and attorneys. FIFEC provides education and training for the insurance fraud investigative community, promotes a coordinated effort within the insurance […]

Through the Eyes of the Jury

Throughout law school and during my first few years of practice as a trial attorney, I have been told by professors, mentors, and peers alike what should and should not be worn in a courtroom. The goal was to not offend anyone on the jury. This theory seemed simple and easy to follow. The recommendations […]

Healthcare fraud action highlights ongoing problem

The sweep of healthcare fraud cases announced by the Justice Department is sweeping and vast. Over $2 billion in fraud was identified by 600 defendants charged across the nation, defrauding health insurance for opiods that were re-sold as well as general services. A stunning $350 million of that fraud comes from South Florida alone. Those […]

Over-payments: getting the advantage for the insurer

Overpayments to providers by insurers happen all the time. It’s not a matter of fraud but the complexities of the system. Medical providers rarely have fixed tables of cost for any given services and the actual price for any given treatment is often negotiable. Insurers have a disadvantage in this system. The position is made […]

PIP fraud still rampant

As the Florida legislature considers changes to Florida’s no-fault insurance system, sentencing has begun in one of the most intricate PIP fraud conspiracies in recent years. A total of $23 million dollars in fraudulent PIP claims was racked up over seven years. The case places in the public eye some details about how PIP fraud […]