This past week, Michael Cassel 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.