Category: Sinkholes in the News

January 30, 2013 by Morgan Barfield

In the past ten years or so sinkhole cases very rarely went to trial. They are extremely risky for insurance companies since they have to pay attorney fees, costs and interest if they lose and unless you are Citizens could face bad faith damages as well. For an insurance company to lose a trial it…

October 15, 2012 by Morgan Barfield

Our firm has been working a huge sinkhole case in the New Port Richey area for the past several years. It involves a large condo rental community insured for approximately $16,000,000. The carrier is Citizens and as usual with Citizens we do n ot expect the case to settle prior to trial. The case has…

August 9, 2012 by Morgan Barfield

Sometimes in your legal career its all about just doing the right thing and trying to make it right for a client. We have discussed a case against Citizens in the past where the homeowner filed a sinkhole claim, was informed she had coverage, they tested, found sinkhole, filed the report with the county and…

August 4, 2012 by Morgan Barfield

hermes outlet toms outlet We discussed an upcoming trial last month against State Farm. The trial concluded on Wednesday with a victory for the homeowner, albeit not everything he asked for. This was a different case. The homeowner suffered a confirmed sinkhole and, as State Farm demanded, repaired his home to State Farm’s engineer’s specifications….