Team CBTG Discovers Insurance Company’s Use of Unlicensed, Inexperienced Claim Adjusters

Following Hurricane Irma, dozens of Condo Associations on the West Coast of Florida filed claims with their insurers for wind damages to the structures, windows, and doors.  Many insurers stepped up to investigate and pay the claims they owed, rather than delay or deny coverage.  Unfortunately for some insureds, insurance companies used out-of-state claim adjusters […]

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Late Arrival of Hurricanes Eta and Iota Remind Us Hurricane Season Ends When Mother Nature Decides

Most Floridians celebrate the end of Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 until November 30.  This year, storms ignored those boundaries. For example, Tropical Storm Albert formed in mid-May, two weeks before the official start of the Atlantic season on June 1. Halfway into the season, the National Weather Service updated its predictions and […]

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UPDATE: Civil Jury Trials in the Age of COVID

Many of those waiting for their day in court will have to wait a bit longer.  The good news is some court proceedings have continued through video or telephone conferences. There are other avenues – like arbitration, mediation, or settlement – to help get your personal injury case or insurance dispute matter successfully resolved.  We […]

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Court Orders Insurer to Face Significant Punitive Damages for Sinkhole Losses

What happens when an insurance company’s conduct is so explosive and unlawful that it may be ordered to pay massive and historic punitive damages as well as change the way it conducts business?  With unparalleled legal and policy expertise, nationally acclaimed insurance dispute law firm Corless Barfield Trial Group faces off against Big Insurance to […]

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Business, Interrupted? Recover More Than Policy Limits After Insurer Delay

Case Study What does a Condo Association do when a severe storm destroys property? What if the storm caused more than $6 million in business interruption losses? Does the Association have the ability to keep their business online? What if they are stuck in an interminable claims process with the insurance company? This scenario happened […]

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Saharan Dust Storm to Trigger Respiratory Issues, Toxic Algae & Insurance Coverage Questions

A thick plume of Saharan desert could soon reach humid, tropical Florida. Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa is currently making a 5,000 mile trek west across the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to arrive in the Gulf of Mexico later this week. The massive dust storm could last for several weeks in the Sunshine State. […]

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Property Insurance Losses and Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Defining Bad Faith In accordance with the law, insurance companies are obligated to maintain good faith practices with policyholders while providing them with insurance service. When you file an insurance claim for a covered incident, such as home insurance, auto insurance or health insurance, you expect to have your insurer treat you fairly. The duty of good […]

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Hurricane Damage Lawyers on 2020 Season Amid Covid-19

Fear-mongering is not our style at CBTG.  We want you to be aware and prepare for the next hurricane season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Florida residents, homeowners, and business owners must remain vigilant as hurricane season unfolds against the backdrop of the novel coronavirus outbreak. The 2020 hurricane season officially starts June 1 and runs until Nov. […]

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