Damaged houses after Hurricane Michael , WikiMedia It’s been a year since Hurricane Michael hit Northwest Florida. Insurance companies’ failure to close legitimate claims related to the storm has caught the attention of lawmakers as thousands of Florida property insurance policyholders…
Here's your final FJA Legislative Update [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-hW92nrjA] The handkerchiefs finally dropped Monday to mark the official end of the 2017 Florida legislative session. The consideration of substantive bills ended Friday evening. Reviewing the results of the session, it’s clear…
Compiled by Don Freeman, FJA Legislative Analyst PORT CHARLOTTE HMA, LLC, d/b/a PEACE RIVER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, v. IALA SUAREZ, individually, and as Parent and Natural Guardian of K.D.P., a minor Opinion from Second DCA filed October 26, 2016. Statutory…
Here are some tips for insurance consumers in preparation for the storm ahead! First and foremost - BE SAFE!
Each year, at the Founders' Award Luncheon, we commemorate the legacy of the Founders of the FJA and the admirable characteristics they demonstrated, and we also recognize the distinguished individuals whom we look up to and whose stories inspire us…
Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc. was retained by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation to conduct an actuarial study to estimate the cost savings that have resulted from HB 119, which introduced a series of automobile insurance reforms for the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.
Spotlight: Insurance Bad Faith Seminar
This year’s seminar will feature some of the early innovators who literally “wrote the book” on Bad Faith law. Two of the speakers have handled landmark cases that shaped the development of bad faith law in the State of Florida. I’m looking forward to hearing from these litigators who have made a huge an impact on our industry.
– Waylon Thompson, Insurance Bad Faith Seminar Co-Chair
The FJA Auto Negligence Seminar offers education on cutting-edge topics so that you can be prepared for what’s coming in the future – with or without you!
This seminar will cover many new issues for auto negligence practitioners such as updates on ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft, the new green light for beta-testing autonomous commercial vehicles on Florida’s interstate highways, and the VW emissions and Takata Airbag cases.
By Matt Schultz
From the FJA Journal Issue #583, March/April 2015
Most trial attorneys are familiar with Rick Friedman’s “Rules of the Road,” so much so that we frequently see listserv requests for “rules of the road” outlines on various issues. The technique is powerful—requiring a defendant, most often a corporate representative, to commit to “rules” that should never be broken and then forcing admissions that the rules were broken in your case.