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What Exactly is “Timely Notice”?

(Note: This Guest Blog is by Corey Harris, an attorney with Merlin Law Group in the Tampa, Florida, office. This is the fifth part in a series he is writing on post-loss duties). With the prevalence of supplemental claims, especially in Florida, one issue that has been coming up recently is the requirement that the … Continue Reading

Notice of Loss: Who May Submit It?

Normally, the first post-loss obligation that a policyholder encounters is the duty to provide an insurer with notice that a loss has occurred. While policies and the statutes of the particular jurisdiction vary, both tend to spell out the procedure by which notice should be delivered...… Continue Reading

A Policyholder’s Duty to Cooperate

When dealing with insurance claims, it is important for there to be ongoing communication and cooperation between the policyholder and the insurer. This relationship is generally to share and obtain information necessary for the insurer to make a fair and prompt determination....… Continue Reading

Filing a Proof of Loss When It is Not Required

Recently, I was handling a case where I felt the insurer had waived its right to a Proof of Loss. In this particular case, the insurer initially demanded a Proof but when the policyholder contacted the adjuster to inquire about the specific requirements, the adjuster specifically told the client the obligation was being waived...… Continue Reading

Taking a Look at a Common Proof of Loss Form

(Note: This Guest Blog is by Corey Harris, an attorney with Merlin Law Group in the Tampa, Florida, office. This is the ninth of a twelve part series he is writing on proof of loss). I have spent the last few weeks writing about everything from what a Proof of Loss is to when one must … Continue Reading

Proofs of Loss and the Standard Flood Policy

(Note: This Guest Blog is by Corey Harris, an attorney with Merlin Law Group in the Tampa, Florida, office. This is the eigth of a twelve part series he is writing on proof of loss). Normally I have steered away from giving certain answers when it comes to the requirements of submitting a Proof of Loss. … Continue Reading

Proof of Loss: Wavier Part II

(Note: This Guest Blog is by Corey Harris, an attorney with Merlin Law Group in the Tampa, Florida, office. This is the sixth of a twelve part series he is writing on proof of loss). As was discussed in my last post, Proof of Loss: Waiver, Part I, if possible you should file a Proof of … Continue Reading

Proof of Loss: Waiver, Part I

(Note: This Guest Blog is by Corey Harris, an attorney with Merlin Law Group in the Tampa, Florida, office. This is the fifth of a twelve part series he is writing on proof of loss). Let me begin here by saying that this is only intended to be a general overview of some of the instances … Continue Reading
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