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More Information Regarding the Florida Homeowners Insurance Fraud Ring

  As previously discussed, a major fraud ring that staged fires and floods at South Florida homes to collect millions of dollars in claims from insurance companies has been broken up with charges against 22 people, authorities said Tuesday. The alleged ringleader, Jorge Fausto Espinosa, is a

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22 people have been charged in a major home insurance fraud ring operating in South Florida

(AP) Authorities say 22 people have been charged in a major home insurance fraud ring operating in South Florida. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said Tuesday losses from the fraud are estimated at $7.6 million. The fraud usually involved

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California Court reduces Punitive Damages from $19 million to $350,000 and applies 10 to 1 Cap.

Nickerson v. Stonebridge Life Insurance Company, Nickerson had an insurance policy that provided for payments for each day he was in a hospital.  In 2007 he was injured in a snowmobiling accident that left him in a wheelchair. In 2008, a wheelchair-lift accident caused him to suffer

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Fraud alledged at Princess Yachts

Six men have been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a “substantial” fraud on UK boatbuilder Princess International. According to a story in today’s Telegraph, the six men are from Plymouth, Devon. They were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into fraud committed on the UK

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Homeowner’s Insurance Rates Coming Down

Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty says homeowner rates in the state are coming down. McCarty on Wednesday gave a report to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater that looked at annual rate filings made by 30 of the state’s insurance companies. The report found several companies that represent

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What Constitutes a False Statement in an Insurance Application and is Intent Considered

In Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Co. v. Johnson, 114 So. 3d 1031 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013), the First District Court of Appeals held that an insurance carrier was not required to prove that an insured’s false statement was intentional in order to void the policy. In

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Boat US Adjuster Allegedly Scams Insurer for $800K

I recently read an article that advised that the acting United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announced a grand jury returned five indictments charging seven men with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The Department of Justice says the indictments of Kurant and Labaire cite

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Washington National Ins. Corp. v. Ruderman, Florida’s Supreme Court decision that clarifies how Florida courts should interpret insurance policies when they are ambiguous.

Washington National Ins. Corp. v. Ruderman, Florida’s Supreme Court decision that clarifies how Florida courts should interpret insurance policies when they are ambiguous. The question to Florida’s Supreme Court is whether courts should use evidence aside from the policy to assess whether the policy is ambiguous, or

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David Avellar Neblett receives Board Certification from the Florida Bar

propecia not working propecia without prescription order baclofen online – no prescription required. baclofen buy . David Avellar Neblett receives Board Certification from the Florida Bar. Board certification evaluates attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified

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David Neblett and Jerrod Paul win the case of Gerhardus Kleynhans and Janet Hanmer v. State Farm Insurance Company in a week long jury trial

David Neblett and Jerrod Paul recently tried the case of Gerhardus Kleynhans and Janet Hanmer v. State Farm Insurance Company in a week long jury trial; representing the Plaintiffs, Mr. Kleynhans and Mrs. Hanmer. After nearly two weeks of preparation, including long nights, weekends and a week of trial, the jury returned

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