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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Late Arrival of Hurricanes Eta and Iota Remind Us Hurricane Season Ends When Mother Nature Decides

Most Floridians celebrate the end of Hurricane Season, which runs from June 1 until November 30.  This year, storms ignored those boundaries. For example, Tropical Storm Albert formed in mid-May, two weeks before the official start of the Atlantic season on June 1. Halfway into the season, the National Weather Service updated its predictions and […]

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UPDATE: Civil Jury Trials in the Age of COVID

Many of those waiting for their day in court will have to wait a bit longer.  The good news is some court proceedings have continued through video or telephone conferences. There are other avenues – like arbitration, mediation, or settlement – to help get your personal injury case or insurance dispute matter successfully resolved.  We […]

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Court Orders Insurer to Face Significant Punitive Damages for Sinkhole Losses

What happens when an insurance company’s conduct is so explosive and unlawful that it may be ordered to pay massive and historic punitive damages as well as change the way it conducts business?  With unparalleled legal and policy expertise, nationally acclaimed insurance dispute law firm Corless Barfield Trial Group faces off against Big Insurance to […]

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Business, Interrupted? Recover More Than Policy Limits After Insurer Delay

Case Study What does a Condo Association do when a severe storm destroys property? What if the storm caused more than $6 million in business interruption losses? Does the Association have the ability to keep their business online? What if they are stuck in an interminable claims process with the insurance company? This scenario happened […]

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