This month I wanted to remind everyone that Hurricane Season is upon us. Please take some time to make sure you are adequately prepared. There are several resources that you can rely upon to ensure you have all you need in case of emergency. Always remember to have enough fresh water, food and batteries stocked up to avoid the crazy panic sales that happen just prior to a storm. This year has been predicted to be a busy storm season so it is very important to make sure you and your family remain safe. Wishing you all the best!
Florida regulators hit Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co., the largest private homeowners insurance company in the state, with a $1.26 million fine for its market conduct. This is the second regulatory action against the company since 2009. It has $765 million in written annual premium and over 542,000 policyholders. The order from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation said the Fort Lauderdale-based insurer, a subsidiary of Universal Insurance Holdings (NASDAQ: UVE) stated that from 2009 through May 2013 had numerous violations. These include: Not promptly paying claims when it was already determined they were valid. In response, OIR told […]
This month I have been to Court in Broward, Palm Beach, Osceola and Orange County! I managed to get the State Attorney’s Office to dismiss a D.U.I. charge one of my clients was facing. Also, I settled a case which I have been litigating for over a year just prior to the case being set for trial in Broward County, Florida. Finally, I successfully resolved an outstanding FIGA claim that involved major remediation work that was performed at a commercial property in Broward County. Just when my client sought payment, the insurance company went under and all claims were turned […]