Company News and Industry Articles

Daily Business Review: Insurance Settlement A Victory For Florida Homeowners

By Valorie S. Chavin | June 18, 2013

In a landmark class-action settlement reached recently in Romero v. Florida Peninsula Insurance, the Florida Homeowners’ insurance carrier has agreed to refund 50 percent of the deductible that it previously required its insureds to pay when Florida Peninsula invokes the “option to repair” provision in its insurance policies. The resolution represents a significant victory that will affect countless Florida homeowners.

Florida MRI Clinic Says Insurer Wrongly Denied PIP Benefits

February 20, 2014 – Pan Am Diagnostic Services Inc. represented in part by Mr. Rami Shmuely, claims that Texas based Equity and its Florida based agent Windhaven Managers Inc. have repeatedly executed a scheme of misreporting payments to make it appear that policyholders have exhausted the statutory limit of their PIP coverage, to the detriment of medical providers who have lawful claims.

Thousands Of Cases Hinge on Florida Justices’ Allstate Decision

January 22, 2016 – The Florida Legislature, responding to increased litigation spawned by a 2008 amendment, again in 2013 changed the law so that every insurer follows the Medicare fee schedule regardless of what the company says its policy is, according to Mr. Rami Shmuely, who has several PIP cases pending against Allstate.

Daily Business Review: Supermarket Fall Ends with $1.66M Award

Dec 30, 2015 – A jury issued a seven-figure damage award against Publix Super Markets in a premises liability case.

Claims Journal: Bungled Boat Repair Claims Stretch More than a Decade, Results in $567,000 Award

By: David Keller and James E. Mitchell | October 20, 2015

What began in 2003 as a $40,000 repair to a yacht will cost Jones Boat Yard in Miami and the boat owner’s insurance company almost 12 times that amount. Twelve years after the loss, following a two-week jury trial, James E. Mitchell and D. David Keller of Keller Landsberg PA secured the verdict their client had been waiting for patiently.

Insurance Companies Sacrifice Customers for Profit

On December 13, 2011, The Huffington Post published an article all policyholders should read. The title of the article is, Insurance Claim Delays Deliver Massive Profits To Industry By Shorting Customers, and it reports how the insurance industry is making money by delaying, or denying, valid claims made by the customers they are supposed to protect. It highlights how the insurance industry has shifted from a service industry to an industry that is drive by corporate profit and loyalty to shareholders.

CNBC: Fighting Back When Your Insurance Claim is Denied

Guest Author Blog: Jay Feinman, the author of DELAY, DENY, DEFEND: Why Insurance Companies Don’t Pay Claims – And What You Can Do About It.
Insurance companies basically sell security. A consumer is willing to pay insurance premiums in the expectation that if something bad happens—a house burns down, a car crashes—the company will pay for the loss that otherwise might financially ruin the consumer.
But insurance companies increasingly fail to honor their promise of security.