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Recent Posts in Insurance Claims Category

  • FEMA Adjusts Disaster Recovery Financial Thresholds and Caps

    Annually, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) adjusts certain financial threshold amounts for post-disaster Public Assistance (“PA”) Grant Programs. There are two separate financial indicators that are adjusted: (1) the Minimum Project Worksheet Amount and (2) the per capita impact indicator for the state and county. Additionally, the maximum amount individual households and families ...
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  • Recent Texas Decision Helps Define 'Prompt Notice' in Hail Claims

    Known for its mercurial nature and frequent severity, Texas weather has long been the subject of wry observation, but 2016’s Texas weather has been even more intense than usual. Freshest on our minds is the terrible flooding from May and June—even the seemingly all-night thunderstorms over the Fourth of July weekend, here in Tarrant County. Before that, though, were the hailstorms. March and April ...
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  • Lying to an Insurer, Even if the Claim Has Been Denied, Can Land You in Jail

    State v. Goodwin , 129 A.3d 316 (N.J. 2016) In January of 2016, the Supreme Court of New Jersey upheld the guilty conviction of second-degree insurance fraud for defendant Robert Goodwin (“Goodwin”), even though the insurer had denied the claim. This claim was denied based on discovery of the fraud during an Examination Under Oath (“EUO”), ultimately leading to criminal charges and a felony ...
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