24 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D367a Insurance — Property — Coverage — Sinkhole loss — Structural damage — 2011 Amendment to Chapter 627, Florida Statutes, which adopted a definition of “structural damage” to be applied when interpreting insurance policies providing coverage for sinkhole loss, does not apply retroactively to insurance policy predating the amendment to Read More »
Archives for June 2014
39 Fla. L. Weekly D1273c Insurance — Homeowners — Sinkhole — Error to grant summary judgment in favor of insurer on homeowners’ sinkhole claim where there was material issue of fact concerning whether insureds timely reported their loss to insurer — In considering insurer’s defense of untimely notice of claim, circuit court must follow two-step Read More »
39 Fla. L. Weekly D1271c Attorney’s fees — Insurance — Homeowners — Proposal for settlement — Trial court used incorrect standard in determining whether insurer’s nominal proposal for settlement of insured’s claim for hurricane damage was made in good faith — Rule is that minimal offer can be made in good faith if evidence demonstrates Read More »
39 Fla. L. Weekly D1315a Arbitration — Enforceability of arbitration clause — Employment discrimination claims brought by Florida resident against foreign corporation pursuant to Americans with Disabilities Act and state and federal civil rights acts — Contract between Florida resident and foreign corporation is an agreement evidencing a transaction involving interstate commerce to which Federal Read More »
Mr. Clarke joined the Firm in May of 2014, and practices in various areas of civil defense litigation.