September 15, 2017
On September 13, 2017, the Florida Office of Emergency Regulation issued an Emergency Order following the State of Emergency issued by Governor Scott due to the destruction of Hurricane Irma.
The aim of the order is to provide standardized requirements that may be applied to insurers as a consequence of the hurricane. Among the requirements that could affect the handling of claims involving Florida residents, property or risk are:
- No insurer may cancel or nonrenew a personal residential or commercial residential insurance policy covering a dwelling located in the state that has been damaged as a result of Hurricane Irma;
- Any time limits imposed on an insured to perform an act or transmit information with respect to a contract of insurance which was to have been performed after September 4, 2017 is tolled until December 3, 2017. This does not relieve a policy holder who has a claim resulting from Hurricane Irma from complying with their obligations to provide information and cooperate with the claims handling process;
- Between September 4, 2017 and October 15, 2017, no insurer shall cancel or nonrenew a policy or contract of insurance or issue a notice of cancellation or nonrenewal or a policy covering a person, property or risk in Florida, except at the written request or agreement of the policy holder;
- All notices of cancellation issued or mailed on or after August 25, 2017 through and including September 3, 2017 covering a person, property or risk in Florida shall be withdrawn and reissued on or after October 15, 2017.
We anticipate that the requirements of the Emergency Order could potentially affect the claims handling process in Florida. Should you have any issues relating to the interpretation or application of this order as it relates to your insuring and claims handling processes, please do not hesitate to contact us at StormHelp@KubickiDraper.com.Continue...
September 13, 2017
Please know the KD family is here for you when you need them. We are confident that together we can get back to work and emerge even stronger than before.
As you begin assessing the damages left behind by Irma, our attorneys and staff throughout the State of Florida are standing by to ease your work load where possible. That said, we have taken the liberty of attaching a claim investigation checklist you may find valuable in ensuring you have documented your claim file sufficiently in the event a claim turns into a lawsuit. Please note we have also included a link to Florida Statute 627.70132 which highlights the statute of limitations notice provision for hurricane claims. See Florida Statute 627.70132.
We welcome the opportunity and look forward to being of service.
StormHelp@KubickiDraper.com for questions and/or claims handling assistance. Continue...
September 12, 2017
All offices are now up and running.
Best wishes to all.Continue...
September 6, 2017
As your partner in claims and litigation, we realize our most important responsibility to our clients now that the storm has passed will be to assist them and ease their work load as much as possible. To that end, we have set up a help center to specifically address storm related issues.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at StormHelp@KubickiDraper.com for claims assistance and/or questions. We are here for you if you need us, and will respond within 24 hours to your inquiries.
Our best wishes to all.
August 21, 2017
We are pleased to announce the following KD attorneys have been recognized as 2018 "Best Lawyers in America," by the highly-respected "Best Lawyers" peer review guide. Caryn L. Bellus, Angela Flowers and Betsy E. Gallagher were recognized in Appellate Practice, Brad J. McCormick in Commercial Litigation, Laurie Adams in Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Jane Carlene Rankin in Real Estate Law. Congratulations to all!
June 8, 2017
Congratulations to our 2017 Super Lawyers and Florida Rising Stars!
April 28, 2017
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April 28, 2017
We are honored to have four partners recognized and selected for inclusion in the 2017 Best Lawyers® “Women in the Law,” Spring Business Edition produced in collaboration with the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law.
Betsy E. Gallagher of our Tampa office and Caryn L. Bellus of our Miami office were selected for their Appellate work. Laurie J. Adams of our West Palm Beach office was recognized for Personal Injury Litigation and Jane C. Rankin of our Ft. Lauderdale office was selected for her work in Real Estate Law. We are extremely proud of their dedication, integrity and commitment to excellence in the work they do.
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ABOUT THE COALITION OF WOMEN’S INITIATIVES IN LAW
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April 11, 2017
Stuart is an AV Preeminent rated shareholder in the firm’s Tallahassee office. He is Board Certified in Construction and licensed to practice in Florida, Georgia and Kentucky state and federal courts. Stuart’s practice areas include construction defects, premises and products liability, transportation and trucking accidents, as well as complex civil litigation including wrongful death claims and property disputes. For more information, please contact Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 10, 2017