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Monthly Archives: September 2021

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When Are Insurance Companies Obligated To Honor A Coblentz Agreement?

By HD Law Partners |

Insurance companies have a duty to act in good faith when handling an insured party’s claims. This often includes defending the insured against lawsuits that are within the scope of a policy. If an insurer wrongfully refuses to provide such a defense, the insured can settle the case themselves in exchange for the plaintiff… Read More »

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Will “Business Interruption” Insurance Cover COVID-19 Related Losses?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a significant disruption to many Florida business owners. It has also led to litigation over the scope of “business interruption” insurance. In other words, if a business loses revenue due to pandemic-related restrictions, does that qualify as an insurable loss? The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th… Read More »

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What The CDC’s New 60-Day Eviction Moratorium Means For Florida Renters

By HD Law Partners |

In early August, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new 60-day moratorium on residential evictions in certain parts of the country that continue to experience a “high community transmission” rate of the COVID-19 virus. This includes most of Florida. So if you are a Florida resident currently behind on… Read More »

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When Is An Insurance Company Required To Honor An Assignment Of Benefits?

By HD Law Partners |

It is common practice for homeowners to assign their insurance benefits to businesses that perform repair work. But such assignments must strictly comply with the terms of the underlying policy. Insurance companies are under no obligation to pay over benefits to an unauthorized third party. Appeals Court Grants Insurer’s Request to Reverse Summary Judgment… Read More »

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Is A Policyholder’s Non-Compliance A Defense To A Breach Of Contract Lawsuit?

By HD Law Partners |

Insurance policies are contracts. As such, when an insurer fails to pay a valid claim, it is subject to suit for breach of that contract. But this works both ways. If the policyholder fails to live up to their contractual obligations, that can supply the insurer a valid defense to any alleged breach. A… Read More »

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