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Saharan Dust Storm to Trigger Respiratory Issues, Toxic Algae & Insurance Coverage Questions

A thick plume of Saharan desert could soon reach humid, tropical Florida. Dust from the Sahara Desert in Africa is currently making a 5,000 mile trek west across the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to arrive in the Gulf of Mexico later this week. The massive dust storm could last for several weeks in the...
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Property Insurance Losses and Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Defining Bad Faith In accordance with the law, insurance companies are obligated to maintain good faith practices with policyholders while providing them with insurance service. When you file an insurance claim for a covered incident, such as home insurance, auto insurance or health insurance, you expect to have your insurer treat you fairly. The duty...
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Hurricane Damage Lawyers on 2020 Season Amid COVID-19

Fear-mongering is not our style at CBTG.  We want you to be aware and prepare for the next hurricane season amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Florida residents, homeowners, and business owners must remain vigilant as hurricane season unfolds against the backdrop of the novel coronavirus outbreak.   The 2020 hurricane season officially starts June 1 and...
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Life Insurance During a Global Health Crisis

Corless Barfield Trial Group is currently litigating a nearly $10 million life insurance policy dispute. This is good news for you, since if you hire us to represent your insurance interests, you know you’re getting a firm that has experience litigation high-stakes life insurance claims. Coronavirus has incentivized people who have put off the decision...
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Navigating the Coronavirus: A Message From CBTG

Corless Barfield Trial Group is committed to the safety, security, and well-being of our staff and community.  During the coronavirus pandemic, our goal is to help clients identify solutions and keep people safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. This designation signifies that we are in the midst...
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What Are Your Legal Obligations With Coronavirus?

Where We Are As more states report cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you should know about your legal rights and the risks associated with coronavirus.  Microsoft, SAP, JPMorgan Chase, and hundreds of other employers have imposed restrictions on travel, domestic as well as international. Countless supply contracts are being disrupted by factory shutdowns in the...
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Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System, No Problem? Think Again

In 2020, Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system is looking to hit the refresh button.  The House Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee recently voted 13-4 to end the no-fault system, which requires motorists to carry personal-injury protection, or PIP, coverage. The bill (HB 771) would instead require motorists to carry bodily-injury coverage.   Repealing PIP, a...
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Global Warming & Sinkholes

G – Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish activist, has become a global icon.  The teen is one of the most visible faces of the climate activism movement. She has a gift for articulating the seriousness of the climate crisis.  L – Listen now because global warming does affect the development of sinkholes.  Corless Barfield Trial...
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New Florida Driving Laws for the New Year

New Year, New Rules:  “As a new year begins, I am proud to give law enforcement the ability to fully enforce the Wireless Communications While Driving law,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news release. From 2014 through 2018, the Sunshine State saw more than 19,000 crashes involving smartphone use. Distracted driving slows your reaction...
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