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Mark A. Nation is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and also in Business Litigation Law by the Florida Bar. Although there are about 100,000 attorneys in Florida, less than 100 hold these two Board Certifications...MORE

Category Archives: Valued Policy Law

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1st DCA Rules on Valued Policy Law, Debris Removal, Law and Ordinance, and Prejudgment Interest

Posted in Homeowners Insurance, Valued Policy Law
In Citizens Property Ins. Corp. v. Mallett, 2009 WL 485038 (Fla. 1st DCA Feb. 27, 2009), the First DCA dealt with three issues which are common in homeowners insurance claims: 1) interpreting Florida’s Valued Policy Law (VPL); 2) when payment is due under debris removal, and law and ordinance coverage; and 3) when prejudgment interest… Continue Reading

Another Post-Cox blow to the Valued Policy Law

Posted in Valued Policy Law
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation v. Manning, 32 FLW D2458c (Fla. 1st DCA October 15, 2007) In this newly decided case, the insured homeowners sought to recover from their homeowner’s insurer for the total loss of their home as a result of Hurricane Ivan which devestated the north-west coast of Florida on September 16, 2004.  The… Continue Reading