Month: December 2014

Court Orders New Trial In Sinkhole Damage Lawsuit

What is a homeowner's burden of proof in a property insurance case?Florida's Second District Court of Appeals in Lakeland, Florida has granted a retrial to the plaintiff in a case against an insurer over sinkhole damage. In its ruling, the court said that the lower...

Shelton v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Co.

A recent Federal case issued by the 11th Circuit Court has narrowed sinkhole claims immensely in the State of Florida. The facts of the case are as follows.The Sheltons' possessed a homeowner's insurance policy issued by Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The...