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Cassel & Cassel presentations at the 2020 WIND Conference

Posted by Michael A. Cassel | Jan 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

This past week,  Michael Casse l and Christy Brigman , presented at the Windstorm Insurance Network  ("WIND") 2020 Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Ms. Brigman, along with Erik Kleinman from K&A Mediation, Hugh Connolly from Stone, Glass ​and Connolly, and Lenox Godfrey from the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, presented on mediation strategies in wind claims.  Ms. Brigman shared her insight as a representative for policyholders as to the best methods for maximizing the odds of reaching favorable settlements in the mediation process.

Mr. Cassel, along with Amy Boggs from the Boggs Law Group, Fred Zinober from Zinober Diana, and John Riordan from Kelley Kronenberg, provided an update regarding changes to case law and legislation over the past year.  A copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be found below.

Table of Contents

Slide 3:       Legislative Changes

Slide 11:     Appraisal

Slide 35:     Confession of Judgment

Slide 39:     Post-Loss Conditions

Slide 48:     Assignments of Benefits

Slide 54:     Res Judicata

Slide 58:     Material Misrepresentations

Slide 62:     Residence Premises

Slide 65:     Evidence and Discovery

Slide 77:     Procedural

Please note that the PowerPoint contains limited information regarding the pertinent holdings in each case as well as the panel's own analyses and deductions regarding same.  Each case, statute, and code should be read in full in order to adequately determine their complete legal effects as they pertain to a particular set of facts.  

​​Remember, every case is different and coverage varies from policy to policy.   If you have any questions about how these issues may relate to your own claim, or you would like to discuss the topics outlined in the PowerPoint slides,  please do not hesitate to contact us.

About the Author

Michael A. Cassel

Michael A. Cassel, LL.M., is the managing partner and co-founder of Cassel & Cassel, P.A., where he represents policyholders throughout the state of Florida in first party property insurance claims.  Michael is licensed by the Florida Bar as well as in the Southern, Middle, and Northern Federal Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and has argued before the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation.  He has earned an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.  He has also been named a Florida Super Lawyer for the last two years by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine and a Rising Star for the prior six consecutive years, was named as one of South Florida Business Journal's 40 Under 40 for 2020, and one of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 40 Under 40 Outstanding Young Professionals of South Florida for 2022.  Michael regularly publishes blogs on newly released case law pertaining to first party property insurance claims and has become a regular on the lecture circuit presenting on topics such as building code compliance, ordinance and law coverage, bad faith litigation, technology in claims adjustment, and providing updates on case law and legislative changes.  He obtained his Masters of Insurance Law from the University of Connecticut in 2023.


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