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Cassel & Cassel presents at the 2021 WIND Conference

Posted by Michael A. Cassel | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

This week,  Michael Cassel presented at the  Windstorm Insurance Network ("WIND") 2021 Virtual Conference.

Mr. Cassel, acting as lead presenter, along with Amy Boggs from the Boggs Law Group, Fred Zinober from Zinober Diana & Monteverde, and John Riordan from Kelley Kronenberg, provided an update regarding changes to case law and legislation over the past year.  The team will (pandemic permitting) be presenting the topic again at the in-person WIND Conference in Orlando, FL, in May 2021.  A copy of their PowerPoint presentation can be found below.

Table of Contents

Slide 3:       Legislative Changes

Slide 6:       Concurrent Causation

Slide 11:     ACV vs. RCV

Slide 16:     Water Damage

Slide 21:     Appraisal

Slide 41:     Change in Policy Terms

Slide 44:     Fees & Multiplier

Slide 56:     Premature Suits

Slide 61:     Declaratory Actions

Slide 69:     Discovery

Slide 78:     Sanctions

Slide 83:     Blasting

Slide 86:     Summary Judgment Evidence

Slide 93:     Jurisdiction

Slide 96:     Burden of Proof

Slide 101:   Post Loss Conditions

Slide 108:   Bad Faith

Slide 117:   Forced Place Policy

Slide 120:   Consequential Damages

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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