Insurance Coverage

The firm has been very successful with first party insurance claims.  The firm has repeatedly obtained coverage for losses on behalf of clients against insurers in a variety of contexts including property damage claims and claims for life insurance benefits.  Examples of such recoveries have come in the following contexts: vandalism causing extensive damage to a warehouse; hurricane damage to the roof structures of a multi-unit office park; structural damage to a condominium parking garage; and hurricane related damage to an oceanfront home.  Examples of these cases recently handled by the firm are as follows:

  • Industrial Affiliates - Favorably settled first party property insurance case involving damages to roofing structures throughout multi-building warehouse complex damaged by Hurricane Wilma.  (Resolved pre-suit)

  • Mutiny - Settled first party property insurance case by obtaining coverage for significant structural damages to a condominium parking garage.  (Eleventh Jud. Cir. Case No. 01-1059 CA 25)

  • Efthimou – Settled first party insurance case on behalf of warehouse owners pursuant to vandalism claim.  (Eleventh Jud. Cir. Case No. 00-04494 CA 23)

  • Ant - Obtained significant settlement on behalf of physician in breach of contact action brought under an occupational disability insurance policy against insurer.  (Seventeenth Jud. Cir. Case No. 09010171 CACE 08)

  • Markel - Favorably settled declaratory judgment action in federal court under marine insurance policy where insurer—in a case of first impression in the United States—wrongfully denied coverage for extensive property damages to a high performance motor vessel incurred in a tragic accident.  Obtained summary judgment establishing coverage under state law and the case was thereafter settled on appeal.  (S.D. Fla. Case No. 11-CV-22116-TEB; U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Cir. Appeal No. 12-15119)


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