As this is being posted, I am providing an ethics seminar to Florida public adjusters along with Merlin attorneys Bob Reynolds and Michelle Claverol. This follows my earlier posts on the topic, Public Adjusters Sued in Class Action for Wrongful Conduct–Are Unauthorized Practice of Law Class Action Suits Next? and Public Adjusters Targeted by Lawyers for Overcharging Policyholders.
One of the topics will be the contractual caps on fees public adjusters can charge in Florida.
To help everybody researching this issue, here is a chronology of the Florida Regulations and Statutes:
626.854 – Public Adjuster Defined – Prohibitions
69B-229.051 – Conduct of Public Adjusters.
69B-220.201 – Ethical Requirements.
- Effective February 7, 2007 – (Unnamed Storm on February 1, 2007)
- Effective February 1, 2006 – (Hurricane Wilma fees and contracts)
- Press Release on Hurricane Wilma Emergency Rule
- Press Release on Hurricanes Frances and Charley Emergency Rules