Heart of Hurricane Season: Forecast Update

“It only takes one storm hitting an area to cause a disaster, regardless of the overall activity for the season. Therefore, residents, businesses, and government agencies of coastal and near-coastal regions are urged to prepare every hurricane season regardless of this, or any other, seasonal outlook.”  –  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)  Peak hurricane […]

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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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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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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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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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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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