Hot topics my colleagues have written about on the blog this week include Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and hurricanes. The state-run insurer and the potential impact of hurricane damage are two important topics for Floridians. It was not too long ago when Citizens advised an insured that claim payment would not be forth coming and asked a court to vacate the insured’s $787,235.01 appraisal award of hurricane damages.

Continue Reading Looking Back at a Citizens Case Which Addressed the Competency Required of Appraisers

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.

Continue Reading A Chronology of Public Adjuster Regulations Regarding What Florida Public Adjusters Can Charge

That’s the annual revenue of United Casualty parent, Unitrin, a company with a branded glass tower at One Wacker Drive in Chicago.  To put things in perspective, even if United Casualty had paid policy limits to our clients for damages caused to their homes by Hurricane Charley, it would have probably still been shy of