Lawsuits Filed for Water Damage Claims Wrongfully Denied

Sep 17, 2014 | Category Articles | By

On September 16, 2014 STURBLE, P.A. filed lawsuits against insurers who improperly denied homeowners’ insurance claims for water damages.  In one case, a home sustained substantial damage after a pipe located underneath the foundation broke.  The homeowner contacted a plumber who had to create holes in the flooring to access […]

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Appraisal Award Allows a Bad Faith Lawsuit

Sep 5, 2014 | Category Legal Analysis | By

On September 3, 2014 the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that an appraisal award entitles an insured to bring a bad faith lawsuit against an insurance company.  Although prevailing case law had already established that an appraisal award allows a bad faith lawsuit, this decision is important because it […]

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Final Judgment Against Tower Hill Select Insurance Company for Sinkhole Damage Affirmed

Aug 26, 2014 | Category Legal Analysis | By

On August 20, 2014 the Second District Court of Appeal issued an opinion affirming a Final Judgment that was entered in favor of an insured against Tower Hill Select Insurance Company for damage caused by a sinkhole.  A copy of the opinion can be accessed here: http://www.2dca.org/opinions/Opinion_Pages/Opinion_Pages_2014/August/August%2020,%202014/2D13-2076.pdf Tower Hill attempted to […]

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Submitting a Sworn Proof of Loss Is a Condition Precedent in the Fourth District

Aug 24, 2014 | Category Legal Analysis | By

On August 20, 2014 the Fourth District Court of Appeal issued two decisions which held that submitting a sworn proof of loss when required by an insurance policy is a condition precedent to coverage.  The entire opinions can be accessed here: https://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-district-court-of-appeal/1675920.html https://caselaw.findlaw.com/fl-district-court-of-appeal/1664291.html A typical property insurance policy contains several […]

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