Florida Tornado Damage Insurance Lawyers

“There’s no place like home,” observed Dorothy in cinema’s most famous film about a tornado (The Wizard of Oz).  Yet the more recent and most destructive tornadoes are touching down far from Kansas and have their sights set on Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.  Those states are experiencing a record-breaking number of severe tornadoes.   Climate change […]

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Courts Find Coverage For COVID-19 Business Interruption Losses

COVID  Business interruption (BI) claims stemming from the coronavirus pandemic have hit a new high.  A Florida federal court – see Urogynecology Specialist of Florida, LLC v. Sentinel Insurance Company, Ltd., No. 6:20-cv-1174-Orl-22EJK (M.D. Fla.) – recently determined that a “virus exclusion” does not prohibit a policyholder from pursuing insurance for COVID-related BI loss.  The […]

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Climate Change Will Affect Storm Damage Insurance Claims

Wild Weather The winter of 2021 is already historic, with the majority of the U.S. seeing the coldest (and iciest) weather in memory, including in areas not accustomed to extreme cold conditions.  Winter and ice storm advisories stretch from the Gulf Coast up to New England, across the Midwest and impact the Pacific Northwest.  Deep […]

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Tampa Readies for Super Bowl LV

Home Field Advantage?  There is no bigger sporting event in the U.S. than the Super Bowl.  On Sunday, Feb. 7, Super Bowl LV will take place in our own backyard.  Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. ET at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Buccaneers, in Tampa, Florida.   The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the […]

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COURTS & COVID – An Important Update

To Our Valued Clients and Prospective Clients: As a nationally recognized insurance dispute and property damage trial law firm, we are known for securing record-breaking results for our clients.  Nevertheless,  the coronavirus crisis continues to impact Florida courts.  Most courts have not been allowed to move forward in their plans to reopen for in-person trials […]

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Season of Giving: CBTG Donates 100 Meals From Carrabba’s to Senior Citizens

Corless Barfield Trial Group continues its mission to actively give back to the Tampa, Florida community.  As part of our core values, we are devoted to various philanthropic missions and volunteer opportunities.  Recently, CBTG hosted a COVID-19 safe holiday meal for the residents of Rose Harbor Apartments located in the Citrus Park/Carrollwood area of Hillsborough […]

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MLB Sues Insurance Providers Over Losses Due to COVID – What This Means for Your Insurance Coverage

It’s the oldest trick in the book.  Insurance companies think that they can collect premiums from insureds and not pay valid claims when there’s a loss.  Don’t ever be scared off by your insurance company for losses associated with property damage, business interruption, or life insurance because you may be covered under your policy and […]

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Case Study: Team CBTG Prepares for Federal Zoom Trial

U.S. district courts, which handle trials within the federal court system, are suspending or scaling back courthouse activities in response to a sharp nationwide rise in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.  Team CBTG, led by the duo of Ted Corless and Mary Catherine Lamoureux, is now set for trial January 11, 2021, in a case styled Cheryl Staple v. […]

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Team CBTG Discovers Insurance Company’s Use of Unlicensed, Inexperienced Claim Adjusters

Following Hurricane Irma, dozens of Condo Associations on the West Coast of Florida filed claims with their insurers for wind damages to the structures, windows, and doors.  Many insurers stepped up to investigate and pay the claims they owed, rather than delay or deny coverage.  Unfortunately for some insureds, insurance companies used out-of-state claim adjusters […]

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