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9 Common Examples of Insurance Bad Faith

Insurance bad faith is defined as unreasonable or unfair conduct by an insurance company. If your insurance company acted in bad faith when interpreting your policy or investigating your claim, you may have grounds for a bad faith lawsuit against your insurer.

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By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00May 8th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on 9 Common Examples of Insurance Bad Faith

What Constitutes Illegal Search and Seizure?

Pursuant to the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, law enforcement personnel cannot conduct illegal searches and seizures. Several laws stem from the Fourth Amendment including those related to search warrants, safety inspections, stop-and-frisks, wiretaps, and surveillance.

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What Should I Do If My Homeowner’s Insurance Company Only Partially Covers My Roof Repair?

According to the Insurance Journal, roof damage is one of the primary causes of homeowner’s insurance claims. Hurricane-force winds, falling tree limbs, hail, and countless other factors can wreak havoc on a roof. Unfortunately, many claimants learn the hard way that insurance companies are not always willing to provide a fair payout or reasonable […]

By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00April 17th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on What Should I Do If My Homeowner’s Insurance Company Only Partially Covers My Roof Repair?

3 Questions to Ask before You Purchase a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Owning a home is an integral part of the American Dream, but as you may already know, buying such an expensive asset comes with a multitude of financial considerations. If you’re like most Floridians, your home will be one of your most valuable assets, and it is important that you protect your financial future by […]

By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00April 11th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on 3 Questions to Ask before You Purchase a Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Can I Drive for Uber If I Have a DUI Conviction?

Uber Technologies Inc has been one of the world’s fastest-growing companies since its rideshare app was released in 2010. For customers, Uber tends to offer lower rates and superior convenience compared to traditional taxis, and for drivers, Uber offers a flexible, part-time income.

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By |2017-04-06T16:08:50+00:00April 6th, 2017|Blog, Criminal Defense, Criminal Lawyer, DUI|0 Comments

What Is the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund?

After Hurricane Andrew wreaked havoc on the state of Florida in 1993, a special legislative session was held to address the exorbitant cost of insurance payouts after catastrophic hurricanes. During this session, the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF) was established. The purpose of the FHCF is to maintain insurance capacity in Florida by reimbursing insurance […]

By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00April 5th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on What Is the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund?

Proposed Bill Would Require Ignition Interlock Devices for First-Time DUI Offenders

A proposed bill that recently passed its first committee in the Florida House of Representatives would require first-time DUI offenders to use an ignition interlock device. According to CBS Local, the bill must go through two more committees before reaching the House Floor.

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By |2017-03-27T18:38:41+00:00March 27th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Criminal Defense, Criminal Lawyer, DUI|0 Comments

Do I Need Sinkhole Coverage for My Home?

Sinkhole damage might not be as common as high winds and heavy rain, but it can wreak havoc on your home or commercial property. There are more sinkholes in Florida than in any other state, so if you have the budget to purchase sinkhole coverage, it is a good idea to do so.

By |2017-10-13T15:16:01+00:00March 20th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on Do I Need Sinkhole Coverage for My Home?

Should I Purchase a “Named Peril” or an “All Risks” Insurance Policy?

Florida has higher homeowner’s insurance rates than any other state. One potential way to reduce your premiums is to purchase a “named peril” insurance policy rather than an “all risks” insurance policy. However, before you make the decision, it is important that you find out what is and is not covered by your policy. […]

By |2017-10-13T15:16:01+00:00March 17th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on Should I Purchase a “Named Peril” or an “All Risks” Insurance Policy?

Broward County Elementary School Teacher Accused of Tipping off Suspect in Drug Trafficking Sting

According to a federal indictment, a Broward County elementary school teacher now faces charges of corruptly obstructing an official proceeding after she allegedly tipped off the target of a drug trafficking sting. The accused, 31-year-old Porsha Session, could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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By |2017-03-06T19:42:11+00:00March 6th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Criminal Defense, Criminal Lawyer|0 Comments
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