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February 9, 2017
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Insurance Company’s Exercise of the Right to Repair Does Not Trigger a Stay in Litigation

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal quashed the trial court’s grant of a Motion to abate and ruled that an insurance company’s exercise of the right to repair does not trigger a stay in litigation.  In Henry Robinson v. Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, the homeowner, Robinson, had an insurance policy with Florida Peninsula Insurance Company (“FPIC”) which gave FPIC the option to either repair damage or make cash payments in the event of damage.  Robinson’s home was damaged and FPIC elected to repair the damage rather than make the cash payments.   FPIC attempted to coordinate repairs through its Contractor.  […]
July 22, 2016
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Personal Injury

Animal Attacks Bar & Restaurant Liability Accidents Car Accidents Daycare Negligence Injuries to Tourists Resort Accidents Scooter, Jet Ski & Bicycle Accidents Slip and Fall Accidents Violent Crime Injuries Wet Floor Accidents  
July 22, 2016
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Bad Faith Can Still Be Pursued Even After a Favorable Appraisal Award is Issued

In Trafalgar at Greenacres, Ltd. v. Zurich American Insurance Company, 100 So.3d 1155 (Fla. 4th DCA 2012), the Fourth District Court of Appeal was tasked on deciding whether an appraisal award constituted a “favorable resolution” of an underlying dispute for purposes of filing a bad faith claim. The appellate court concluded that an appraisal award in the insured’s favor constituted a favorable resolution of the underlying breach of contract dispute for purposes of an insured’s bad faith claim. As with so many insurance related decisions being decided these days, this case has its origins with Hurricane Wilma. This case has its origins […]
July 22, 2016
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Arbitration and Mediation

Through arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, we are able to resolve many types of disputes at a fraction of the cost of going to trial. Mediation and arbitration also allows parties and their lawyers to often resolve disputes much quicker than they could be resolved through litigation. Our firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice group offers our clients a wide range of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve disputes by consensual rules outside the courts. Our ADR practice group includes a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, as well a wide array of […]
July 22, 2016
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Wet Floor Accidents

Have you or a loved one suffered injuries in a wet floor accident? If so, you have the right to claim compensation for your injuries, financial losses and suffering. At Alvarez Barbara, LLP, we are experienced personal injury and premises liability attorneys. We have extensive experience in cases involving injuries suffered as the result of wet floors, spills and other dangerous conditions. We aggressively seek maximum compensation for our clients in every case we handle. Contact us for a free consultation with an attorney. Marking the hazard with a sign does not enable a property owner to escape all legal responsibility […]
July 22, 2016
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Commercial and Business Litigation

Commercial and Business Litigation.  In this changing economic landscape it is imperative to retain a skilled legal team that understands the value of quickly and cost-effectively resolving disputes without sacrificing the quality of the results. Our commercial and business litigation practice group embraces that challenge every day. This economy has served as a catalyst for many business and individuals alike to turn to the courts to fight for the survival of specific lines of businesses, and individual companies, as well as fight for issues pertaining to specific transactions and contracts. Every small to medium size business in our local economy […]
July 22, 2016
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Slip and Fall Accidents

A landlord has a legal responsibility to maintain safe conditions on and around a property. When a serious injury results from a spill, wet floor, construction debris or other cause, the victim can claim compensation for medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Alvarez Barbara, LLP, is a law firm that helps victims of slip and fall accidents get compensation for their financial losses and suffering. We are experienced and knowledgeable attorneys who are determined to succeed in every case we handle. For a free consultation and case evaluation, contact our firm. Injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident […]
July 22, 2016
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Scooter, Jet Ski & Bicycle Accidents

Have you suffered a serious injury on a rented scooter, jet ski or bicycle? If so, you may be able to claim compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Alvarez Barbara, LLP, is a firm dedicated to helping injured people get the medical care and compensation they deserve. We are experienced, knowledgeable and determined to win full compensation for our clients. Contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Even if you signed a waiver when you rented your vehicle, you may still be able to obtain compensation for your injuries. Experienced and Determined Advocates […]
July 22, 2016
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Real Estate Law

Real Estate Inventory Continues to Increase as the Foreclosure and Real Estate Crises Continues to Impact the Miami Real Estate Market According to news reports, the downturn slide in home prices may continue for another three years. Homes in default, or foreclosure, that may be offered for sale are preventing the market from bottoming out after a significant plunge in real estate values over the past few years. These properties, called shadow inventory, are in addition to homes that are vacant or that may soon be put on the market by owners. The issue right now appears to be that […]