August 28, 2017 by Morgan Barfield

Water is a sinkhole’s best friend. The underground voids and cavities associated with sinkholes form through the action of acidic water on the limestone. Limestone is a calcareous material that dissolves. The formation of the voids does not happen overnight. Once the voids form, the soils above have to move downward, which causes that raveling…

August 18, 2017 by Morgan Barfield

The Second DCA recently decided Omega v. Wallace. The facts of the case are admittedly odd so I won’t recite them as it gets confusing. Long story short, how we define structural damage was the main issue in dispute. Even though the retroactive application of the changes to the law in 2011 were not actually…

July 21, 2017 by Morgan Barfield

American Home Assurance v. Sebo is a pretty famous case in the insurance world but probably not known at all by your average insured. It is an important decision though that impacts homeowners drastically. The background on the case is complicated but essentially involved an expensive home that was built with numerous defects. In conjunction…

July 18, 2017 by Morgan Barfield

I honestly haven had a ton of interest in writing on this story because it has been all over the news and I won’t add anything that hasn’t already been reported. But, in case you missed it one of the larger sinkholes you will see opened up in a Land O Lakes community swallowing a…

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