Kramer, Green, Zuckerman, Greene & Buchsbaum P.A. http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/ Recent Posts en-us Tue, 27 Oct 2020 19:32:44 -0400 Florida Legislature Shortens Statute of Repose Trigger for Some Construction Defect Claims http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/florida-legislature-shortens-statute-of-repose-trigger-for-some-construction-defect-claims/ The Florida Legislature recently revised Florida's Statute of Repose (“SOR”) as it pertains to construction defect claims. The action was taken in response to Cypress Fairway Condominium v. Bergeron Construction Co., Inc., 164 So.3d 706 (Fla. 5th DCA May 8, 2015). Specifically, as it relates to claims founded on the design, planning, or construction of an improvement to real property, the SOR requires that an action must be commenced within 10 years after the latest of four specified events:

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2017-10-03 09:27:22 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/florida-legislature-shortens-statute-of-repose-trigger-for-some-construction-defect-claims/
Florida Supreme Court Limits Coverage Exclusions - Opens Additional Recovery Opportunities http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/florida-subrogation-update2/ Florida Supreme Court Limits Coverage Exclusions - Opens Additional Recovery Opportunities In a 6-1 decision, the Florida Supreme Court adopted the Concurrent Cause Doctrine for insurance policy construction. The decision will have far reaching effects for property claims and subrogation professionals alike.

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2017-01-12 08:40:25 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/florida-subrogation-update2/
Exculpatory Clauses Alive and Well In Florida http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/florida-subrogation-update/ Exculpatory Clauses Alive and Well In Florida

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2015-03-01 08:25:14 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/florida-subrogation-update/
U.S. Fire Ins. Co. v. ADT Security Services, Inc., 134 So.3d 477 (Fla. 2d DCA Jan. 22, 2014). http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/u-s-fire-ins-co-v-adt-security-services-inc-134-so-3d-477-fla-2d-dca-jan-22-2014/ U.S. Fire Ins. Co. v. ADT Security Services, Inc., 134 So.3d 477 (Fla. 2d DCA Jan. 22, 2014).

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2014-10-24 15:46:04 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/u-s-fire-ins-co-v-adt-security-services-inc-134-so-3d-477-fla-2d-dca-jan-22-2014/
Castle Key Ins. Co. v. Raymond H. Duke Enterprises, Inc., 135 So.3d 578 (Fla. 1st DCA April 14, 2014). http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/castle-key-ins-co-v-raymond-h-duke-enterprises-inc-135-so-3d-578-fla-1st-dca-april-14-2014/ Castle Key Ins. Co. v. Raymond H. Duke Enterprises, Inc., 135 So.3d 578 (Fla. 1st DCA April 14, 2014). 

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2014-10-24 15:43:37 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/castle-key-ins-co-v-raymond-h-duke-enterprises-inc-135-so-3d-578-fla-1st-dca-april-14-2014/
Chubb Indemnity Ins. Co. v. Stoyanovich, 121 So.3d 607 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013). http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/chubb-indemnity-ins-co-v-stoyanovich-121-so-3d-607-fla-4th-dca-2013/ Chubb Indemnity Ins. Co. v. Stoyanovich, 121 So.3d 607 (Fla. 4th DCA 2013).

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2014-10-24 15:39:45 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/chubb-indemnity-ins-co-v-stoyanovich-121-so-3d-607-fla-4th-dca-2013/
Aggregated Claims May be Subject to Arbitration http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/aggregated-claims-may-be-subject-to-arbitration/ In State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. v. Pentair, Inc., 2012 WL 3904104 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 7, 2012), a property insurer brought a subrogation action to recover over $900,000 in aggregate payments made to 108 homeowners based on the allegation that the defendant designed, manufactured and distributed defective sump pumps, which caused water damage.

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2012-10-19 10:35:04 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/aggregated-claims-may-be-subject-to-arbitration/
Fire Case Dismissed Because Expert’s Opinions Found Unreliable http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/fire-case-dismissed-because-expert-s-opinions-found-unreliable/ In American International Specialty v. Blakemore, 2012 WL 4483800 (W.D. La. Sept. 28, 2012), the property insurer paid an insured’s claim after a fire destroyed a hunting & fishing lodge valued at $1.5 million.

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2012-10-19 10:29:39 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/fire-case-dismissed-because-expert-s-opinions-found-unreliable/
Recovery for Fire from Spontaneous Combustion http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/recovery-for-fire-from-spontaneous-combustion/ After the owner of a $35 million home hired a painting company to perform painting and staining work in the home, a fire broke out causing substantial damage.

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2012-10-10 15:22:33 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/recovery-for-fire-from-spontaneous-combustion/
Neon Sign Leads to Restaurant Electrical Fire http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/neon-sign-leads-to-restaurant-electrical-fire/ The owner of a restaurant hired a construction contractor to perform restaurant renovations. The construction contractor then subcontracted with a separate entity to perform some of the work, including electrical work and lighting repair/renovation to the neon roof lighting.

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2012-10-10 15:15:51 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/neon-sign-leads-to-restaurant-electrical-fire/
Recovery Against Negligent Security Company http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/recovery-against-negligent-security-company/ The insured was a tenant at a warehouse park where it would store its product, computer hardware such as PCs, disk drives, monitors, etc. The warehouse park was guarded by a security company, hired by the landlord.

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2012-10-10 15:15:25 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/recovery-against-negligent-security-company/
Recovery After Tainted Fish Shut Down Movie Set http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/recovery-after-tainted-fish-shut-down-movie-set/ While filming in South Florida, approximately 24 members of a movie cast and crew experienced immediate and classic symptoms of food poisoning after they were served marlin fish for lunch.

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2012-10-10 15:14:51 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/recovery-after-tainted-fish-shut-down-movie-set/
Adequacy of Warnings Determined as a Matter of Law http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/adequacy-of-warnings-determined-as-a-matter-of-law/ In Farias v. Mr. Heater, Inc., 2012 WL 2354369 (11th Cir. June 21, 2012), the insured sustained house damage when an infra-red portable heater caught fire.

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2012-08-14 15:35:51 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/adequacy-of-warnings-determined-as-a-matter-of-law/
Fuel Company Liable for Negligent Delivery http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/fuel-company-liable-for-negligent-delivery/ In Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co. v. Morgan Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., 2012 WL 3193590 (N.Y. App. Div. Aug. 8, 2012), a homeowner’s insurance company sued in subrogation after it paid more than $173,000 to a company specializing in environmental cleanup to remediate damage to the insured's property by removing contaminated soil.

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2012-08-14 15:05:57 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/fuel-company-liable-for-negligent-delivery/
Roofing Company Pays Fire damage Claim http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/roofing-company-pays-fire-damage-claim/ While performing roofing services on the house of a cow rancher, a fire burned down the entire structure. The rancher’s insurance carrier paid in excess of $2.1 million dollars.

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2012-08-14 15:04:04 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/roofing-company-pays-fire-damage-claim/
Million Dollar Paperclip Leads to MRI Subro Recovery http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/Million-Dollar-Paperclip-Leads-to-MRI-Subro-Recovery/ An MRI unit generates tremendous heat, and its temperature must be controlled by the continuous flow of cool water. For some reason, water flow stopped flowing to the magnet.

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2012-08-13 15:24:05 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/Million-Dollar-Paperclip-Leads-to-MRI-Subro-Recovery/
New Subrogation Website of Kramer, Green, Zuckerman, Greene, & Buchsbaum, P.A. Launched http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/New-Subrogation-Website-of-Kramer-Green-Zuckerman-Greene--Buchsbaum-P.A.-Launched/ PaperStreet Web Design launches subrogation.kramergreen.com, the new subrogation website of Kramer, Green, Zuckerman, Greene, & Buchsbaum, P.A., a Hollywood based law firm.

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2012-08-10 11:37:26 http://www.kramergreensubro.com/blog/New-Subrogation-Website-of-Kramer-Green-Zuckerman-Greene--Buchsbaum-P.A.-Launched/