March 9, 2021 Legal Alerts, Verdicts and Settlements
Partner, Robert Horwitz and Associate Adriana Kiszynski, obtained a defense verdict after a five-day live jury trial in Lee County, Florida. The Case involved a Hurricane Irma claim with an Assignment of Benefits from a roofing contractor. The Plaintiff, SFR Services LLC, sought approximately $122,000.00 in damages to replace the insureds’ tile roof, claiming Hurricane Irma caused damages throughout the roof including 50-60% of the roof “lifting and moving” due to the storm. The trial involved competing experts, with the plaintiff’s expert being permitted to testify despite even though he performed his first inspection the night before live trial testimony.