Beware of Claims for Costs

March 25, 2021 Legal Alerts, Newsletters - 2021

For years, carriers have routinely denied “penalties, interest, attorney’s fees and costs” when responding to Petitions for Benefits.  However, carriers must beware of denying “costs” as this simple act may result in exposure to thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees. 

Defense Verdict Obtained in Live Jury Trial

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.  

Essential Business Insurance Coverage in 2021

February 23, 2021 Legal Alerts

Choosing the right insurance coverage for your company provides essential safety nets and protects your business from dangerous and devastating lawsuits. All businesses, no matter the size, must choose the appropriate insurance coverage that not only fulfills legal requirements set by the state of Florida but also protects company assets. Insurance requirements and recommendations vary greatly by business type and industry.