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Mark A. Nation is a civil trial lawyer who limits his practice to wrongful death, personal injury, and insurance cases. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum whose members must have settled one or...MORE

Lawsuit Filed on Roof Damage Case

Posted in Homeowners Insurance, Roof Claims

My client was at home during a severe hail and wind storm which occurred on March 24, 2013.  She even has pictures large pieces of hail in her hand.  Her roof sustained significant hail and wind damage.  She promptly called her homeowners insurance company to report the claim, and it promptly denied the claim – saying they were unaware of any storm, and did not see any storm damage. Continue Reading

Third DCA Distinguishes Appraisal and Arbitration

Posted in Other Articles

Today, in Citizens Property Ins. Co. v. Mango Hill #6 Condominium Assoc., Inc., ___ So. 3d ___, No.: 3D10-2630 (Fla. 3rd DCA July 10, 2013) the 3rd DCA once again held a trial court erred in applying Florida’s arbitration rules to insurance appraisals. Mango Hill involved a Hurricane Wilma claim, and Citizens had issued a commercial windstorm damage policy covering Mango Hill’s 7 building condominium complex. Continue Reading

Sinkhole Lawsuit Filed Against Homeowner’s Insurer

Posted in Sinkhole

My client noticed cracking around the exterior of then garage, and then in her living room.  She was concerned that this may be a sinkhole so she contacted her homeowners insurer.  The homeowners insurance company retained an engineering firm (which I have seen on hundreds of sinkhole claims) and not surprisingly, the engineering firm declared that there was no sinkhole activity. Continue Reading