Florida Justice Association

Merlin Law Group supports the Florida Consumer Action Network. Known as FCAN, it is a grassroots consumer organization which attempts to influence public policy by organizing and educating government leaders on matters of consumer interests. In a democratic government where corporate business interests are constantly bombarding our leaders with self-interest propaganda, these non-profit consumer groups are important and deserve support.

Continue Reading Florida Consumer Organization Supports Reinsurers Against Insurance Tax

Following yesterday’s post, What is a Bad Faith Claim? Or, When Does an Insurance Claim Wrongfully Handled Become a Bad Faith Claim?, there were a couple of posts suggesting that class action lawsuits were the answer to wrongful claims practices. Frankly, most policyholders are more successful financially with individual cases than through class action cases in insurance matters. Many class settlements are nothing other than the insurer buying its way out of a bigger mess and paying off attorneys looking for a big payday. Our firm is very selective about class matters because of the “good for the attorney’s pocket versus bad for the client’s pocket” conflict.

Continue Reading Influence and Passion Revisted: The Art of Conflict Resolution Even if Insurers are Hard Nosed and In Your View Not Playing Fairly

Most cases resolve before a trial. While thorough preparation for trial is paramount, most of our policyholder clients want a resolution as quickly as possible and for a much as possible. Settling a case for less than its value is an easy way to get a quick resolution. Settling a case for more than its value in a short period of time is a lot more difficult, and, that is what some of our clients expect us to magically accomplish.

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