The law firm of Cassel & Cassel, P.A., has expanded by adding Attorney Christy Brigman to the practice. Founded by Hillary Cassel and Michael Cassel, Cassel & Cassel, P.A., is a boutique firm dedicated solely to the representation of residential and commercial policyholders in property damage insurance claims from pre-suit assistance to litigation through trial.
Analysis of New Case Law re: Confession of Judgment, Waiver of the Sworn Proof of Loss Requirement, and Ripening Bad Faith
Analysis and Interpretation by Michael A. Cassel
On May 8, 2019, the Fourth District Court of Appeals released their decision in Hershel Bryant and Betty Bryant v. GeoVera Specialty Insurance Company (hereinafter "Bryant"). The Bryant opinion discusses the payment of an appraisal award in suit operating as a confession of judgment and serving to ripen bad faith as well as the denial of payment operating as a waiver of compliance with post-loss conditions – namely the proof of loss requirement.