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Florida Senate Bill 76

Property Insurance law has significantly changed this month. Florida Senate Bill 76 went into effect on July 1, 2021. The bill created three (3) statutes and amended eleven (11). The new laws impact all property owners and disputes between insurance companies and their clients. It addresses roofers and solicitation practices ...
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Summary Judgement Rule Changes

The Supreme Court of Florida has recently amended the rules of procedure for summary judgment by adopting the federal standard. The amendment will not take effect until May 1, 2021 to allow for public comments. The amendment replaces no “genuine issue as to any material fact” with “no genuine dispute ...
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St. Augustine Airport Questionnaire – Response by Austin Lanteigne

1. What is your aviation background and how did you first develop an interest in aviation? After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, I served in the United States Navy as a Naval Flight Officer for nearly 8 years. This included deployments as a navigator/communicator, tactical coordinator, and mission ...
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Hurricane Season Tips

Hurricane Season is upon us. Texas was hit last week and now Isiais is schedule to graze the coast but may come for an actual visit.  Most of us have been through a hurricanes before.  Over the last few years, we have dealt with two in St. Augustine alone. We wanted ...
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Extended Court Postponements Due to COVID-19 (Part 2)

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, The State Surgeon General and State Health Officer declared that a public health emergency exists in Florida. The court has taken steps to reduce the effects of this emergency within the Judicial Branch. The Supreme Court of Florida has extended the postponement of court, ...
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Stay at Home Executive Order

Effective 12:01am on April 3, 2020 – April 30, 2020 Governor DeSantis issued an Executive Order for the State of Florida. Click the below link to read the full Order. More announcements on what this means for your industry, to come. https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.233.31/6no.71b.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/EO-20-91.pdf ...
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Business Interruption Insurance Coverage and what it means regarding COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times; the Coronavirus is an obstacle that we have never seen the likes of. The impacts of “social distancing”, quarantines, government mandated closing times and 50% capacity caps are still unknown. What we do know is that these disruptions can wreak havoc on a business, ...
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Court Cancellations Due to COVID-19 (Part 1)

Due to the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), courts in St. Johns and Volusia Counties have been canceled unless deemed “mission critical.” Civil court cases including Insurance, personal Injury and real estate litigation do not fall under this category. Coquina Law Group is open and here to help! We ...
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Florida AOB Reform

AOB Reform Has Finally Come! Pending signing by the governor, the law takes effect July 1, 2019. Florida has been plagued with problems associated with Assignment of Benefits (AOB) regarding property insurance.  What started out as a great tool to help insureds get their property repaired quickly got out of control ...
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AViCON 2018

Attorney Ashby Underhill recently attended AViCON in Stevensville, MD at RTI Forensic’s headquarters.  The aviation law conference centered around a set of facts and mock simulation prepared by RTI.   Check out the awesome simulation here.  The conference was well attended by fellow defense attorneys, plaintiff attorneys, and aviation claim adjusters ...
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