Legal Theatrics and Florida’s Bad Faith Laws

Legal Theatrics and Florida’s Bad Faith Laws Florida’s “Bad Faith” laws applying to Insurance companies have created a shameful mockery of justice. Bad Faith laws were originally intended to make legal representation available to people with limited funds. There are two kinds of bad faith claims. Insured people may have a first-party bad faith claim […]

U.S. Postal Service Kicks Off 2020 with More Fiscal Chaos While Dodging Meaningful Reforms

Every quarter the United States Postal Service releases their financial statement, and every quarter it reveals grim losses that climb well into the hundreds of millions. For the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, the USPS has managed to hemorrhage $748 million in losses, an ominous sign as they limp into the new decade. The […]

Bad Faith Lawsuit Mess

Routine automobile crashes and insurance settlements are the normal business of insurance companies. Seldom is a courtroom or attorney needed, and usually the case is settled within the policy limits of the insured’s policy. In rare circumstances, however, there may be a dispute between an insured and his insurer. The insured may contend that his […]

How Florida’s Auto-Claim Settlements Become Lavish

Following an accident that results in minor bodily injury or property damage, it is customary for parties to exchange insurance information, notify their insurers, and fix the damages. This trusts that both insurers are working toward an amicable settlement, allowing the parties to resume their lives. Automobile insurance is intended to make that process efficient […]

Chipped, Cracked or Shattered…

Whatever makes your windshield a hazard needs your attention. Many jurisdictions regard a broken window as a hazard that will earn you a summons for driving an unsafe vehicle. Glass damage does not repair itself, so the sooner you work with your insurer or an ethical auto glass contractor, the better. Your insurer will help […]

Inside Sources: Broken Auto Glass Scam Could Break Floridians’ Credit Score

Florida has among the highest automobile insurance rates in the country, and it seems every time you turn around a handful of trial attorneys have figured out yet another way to profit on the business of “sue and settle.” You can read our op-ed in Inside Sources to find out why Florida’s legislators need to […]

The Economic Standard: Florida Bill Addresses “Sue and Settle” Bad Faith Claims

A bill (SB 924) was introduced in the Florida Senate relating to third-party bad faith actions against insurers. SB 924 is a successor to a bill that was allowed to die last year. The bill is an attempt to quell ridiculous damage awards for so-called “bad faith” actions against insurers. Until the bill is enacted, […]

Florida’s Bad Faith Laws Need Reform

It’s a new year, a new legislative session, and a chance to cure the cost contagion from runaway bad faith lawsuits. When automobiles crash, there is damage and often times injuries, but there are processes in place that address these occurrences to make the injured parties whole. However, some attorneys have found ways to magnifying […]

The Hill : Congress Must Allow Private Sector Protection of Post-Disaster Flooding

While not all disasters are preventable, the country has been hit with damaging hurricanes and increased rainfall, resulting in billions of dollars in damage. Congress must focus on implementing policies that will reduce vulnerabilities and costs – and limit the damage. For the protection of every property owner and the good of every taxpayer in […]