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Homeowners’ Insurance and Mold Damage

Will mold damage within my home be covered under homeowners' insurance?Mold can damage your home, making it impossible to sell and potentially even harming your health. Mold is related to moisture, making Florida a particularly troublesome state for mold due to its...

What is ‘Ensuing Water Damage’?

In January of this year, the Third District Court of Appeal of Florida decided an interesting case involving an insurer's refusal to pay for the costs of repairing concrete slabs above a leaking drain line. In the lower court, the fact finder ruled in favor of the...

Controversy Swirling Over Assignment of Benefits

Why are property insurance rates in Florida rising?As many homeowners are aware, property insurance rates have been steadily rising, which insurers and regulators attribute to a surge in water-damage claims. The controversy has prompted lawmakers to join the debate...

Florida Lawmakers Seek Insurance Reform

Q: Should there be limitations on a homeowner's right to make an "assignment of benefits" to contractors?For the past five years, insurers and insurance litigation attorneys in Florida have failed to agree on terms for insurance reform surrounding the issue of...