Trial Court Win Affirmed on Appeal

Jun 6, 2018 | Category Articles | By

STRUBLE, P.A. represented a homeowner that was insured by Federated National Insurance Company (“FEDERATED NATIONAL”).  After having agreed for years that an insured’s public adjuster can serve as an appraiser, FEDERATED NATIONAL took the position that its insured was required to hire an appraiser and pay the appraiser on an […]

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Denial of Coverage for a Florida Insurance Claim Involving Damage to a Pool Deck, Rock Garden, and Waterfall Was Upheld

Feb 26, 2015 | Category Legal Analysis | By

On February 13, 2015 the Fifth District Court of Appeal held in Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company v. Martinez that damage to a pool deck, rock garden, and waterfall was not an ensuing-loss.  During a tropical storm, the insured partially emptied his in-ground swimming pool because it was overflowing.  During the storm […]

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The Fifth District Court of Appeal Recently Found an Ambiguity in Gulfstream Insurance Company’s Insurance Policy

Oct 17, 2014 | Category Legal Analysis | By

The Fifth District Court of Appeal recently held in Heylin v. Gulfstream Property & Casualty Insurance Company that the insurance policy’s severability clause and the intentional-act exclusion created an ambiguity that requires that the insurance policy be resolved in the insured’s favor.  A copy of the decision can be accessed here.  As […]

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