No More "Loosey-Goosey" Mediation For Insurance Companies

New rules for mediation take effect on January 1, 2012 that impact the way insurance companies participate in mediation.

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Categories: LitigationAlternative Dispute Resolution
Tags: Florida Supreme CourtJamie A. ColeEdward G. GuedesMichael S. PopokJoseph H. SerotaInsuranceFort Lauderdale Business Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Business Litigation LawyersMiami Commercial Litigation AttorneyMiami Commercial Litigation LawyerSouth Florida Commercial Litigation AttorneySouth Florida Commercial Litigation LawyerMatthew H. MandelFort Lauderdale LitigatorsMiami LitigatorsSouth Florida LitigatorsAdrian J. AlvarezMediation
Author(s): Adrian J, Alvarez

CGL Coverage for Construction Defects: What Triggers a Carrier's Obligation to Defend or Indemnify Its Insured

Insurance coverage for property damage is standard on most construction projects, from the General Contractor down to lowered-tiered subcontractors. All too often, damage caused from construction defects is hidden and not readily observable until long after a project has been completed. A common occurrence in Florida is slow, progressive water damage which is not discovered until it "manifests", usually when a building has deteriorated to the point where structural elements such as wood framing have become compromised and exterior finishes such as stucco have fallen off.

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Categories: LitigationConstruction Law
Tags: InsuranceCommercial General LiabilityConstruction Defects
Author(s): Gary L. Brown