Business Intelligence: The Basics of Commercial Property Insurance Claims

When a catastrophic loss occurs, a business owner’s first impulse may be to mitigate the loss and resume operations as quickly as possible. However, settling a commercial property insurance claim is a complex undertaking and accepting an insurance adjuster’s opinions or an insurance company’s offer of settlement without investigation or review can lead to a […]

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Sinkhole Season: Know Your Rights

Last week, the ground cracked open in front of a South Florida gated community. Firefighters arrived at Cooper City’s Biltmore Grove just after 1:30 p.m. AT&T subcontractors had apparently busted a water main during an excavation outside the neighborhood, and the rupture caused water to flow from the roadway and created a sinkhole measuring about […]

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Citizens Hit with $12.7 Million Verdict, and Its President Can’t Handle the Sunshine

  March 19, 2018 Re: Response to Barry Gilway’s March 16, 2018 Letter to the Editor Barry Gilway, president/CEO and executive director, of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. (“Citizens”), recently responded to an article published in the Tampa Bay Times concerning the trial between Cloverplace Condominiums Association (“Cloverplace”) and Citizens in which a jury – after […]

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Corless Barfield Trial Group Wins $12.7 Million Verdict Against Citizens Property Insurance

Built in the 1980s, Cloverplace is a duplex community just off U.S. 19 in Pinellas County. The 120 buildings (240 units) are home to about 500 people, many of them retirees and young families.  In 2007, residents of the Cloverplace Condos began to notice unmistakable signs of sinkhole activity. Walls were cracking, stucco was peeling […]

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