Autopsying Ian:  What Property Owners Should Know After Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian pummeled Florida as a strong Category 4 storm.  It unleashed catastrophic floods and life-threatening storm surge along with wind damage and tornadoes.  Millions of people remain without power.  Hurricane Ian’s devastating impacts were felt throughout Florida, including in Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Orange, Pasco, and Pinellas counties.  Our goal at Corless […]

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What Natural Disasters Are Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

Every day we hear news reports of devastating fires, flash floods, lightning strikes, windstorms, hail, and tornadoes.  A record number of severe storms and fires are impacting Americans from coast-to-coast in large part due to global warming and climate change.   In Florida, what natural disasters can you expect to be covered by your homeowner’s […]

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Inside Florida’s Property Insurance Crisis

Another hurricane season is weeks away, and policyholders are loyally paying their premiums to ensure they are covered should disaster strike. But if you are a property owner in Florida, chances are your insurance rates are increasing at an unprecedented pace – sometimes by as much as 111% – or your policy has been dropped. […]

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TRIAL Lawyer For Your Insurance Dispute

Not all lawyers are trial lawyers, but all policyholders should hire a trial lawyer if they’ve experienced property damage or have a dispute with their insurance company. Sure, there are a lot of “litigators” who shoot commercials leaving court to portray a sense of familiarity with trial work. But policyholders benefit from hiring a real […]

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Changing Landscape of Fire & Smoke Damage Claims

The record-setting Colorado fires that broke out Dec. 30, 2021 destroyed more than 1,000 structures and swept through several towns.  The scenes from Colorado have been accurately described as a “war zone” with wildfires burning 6,000 acres across Boulder County.  The fires brought 40-foot-high flames that engulfed enormous stretches of grass in just seconds, forcing […]

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Tampa Readies for Super Bowl LV

Home Field Advantage?  There is no bigger sporting event in the U.S. than the Super Bowl.  On Sunday, Feb. 7, Super Bowl LV will take place in our own backyard.  Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Buccaneers, in Tampa, Florida.   The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the […]

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COURTS & COVID – An Important Update

To Our Valued Clients and Prospective Clients: As a nationally recognized insurance dispute and property damage trial law firm, we are known for securing record-breaking results for our clients.  Nevertheless,  the coronavirus crisis continues to impact Florida courts.  Most courts have not been allowed to move forward in their plans to reopen for in-person trials […]

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Case Study: Team CBTG Prepares for Federal Zoom Trial

U.S. district courts, which handle trials within the federal court system, are suspending or scaling back courthouse activities in response to a sharp nationwide rise in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.  Team CBTG, led by the duo of Ted Corless and Mary Catherine Lamoureux, is now set for trial January 11, 2021, in a case styled Cheryl Staple v. […]

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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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