‘Assignment of Benefits’ a Bonanza for Trial Lawyers and Vendors, Bad for Consumers

By Peter Schorsch – Mar 26, 2015 Bills are gaining momentum in both the House and Senate to rein in a rapidly growing insurance scam in which sketchy trial lawyers and remediation firms are getting stressed-out homeowners to sign over their policy benefits and rights after a burst water pipe or similar home emergency. Assignment…

Florida Lien Law Bites Homeowners in NBRC Construction Case

Palm Harbor homeowner Joe Zigler had never heard about Florida’s Construction lien law when someone from a roofing company called NBRC Construction knocked on his door in December 2012. Zigler now says that the law, together with NBRC’s questionable business practices, could cost him ownership of his home in a foreclosure action due to unpaid…

WFTV – Action 9 Investigates How Emergency Contractors Can Hijack Insurance Claims

ORLANDO,Fla. — An Orlando woman claims the restoration company she hired to put her life back together after a flood wrecked her home instead, and she’s been living without a kitchen for a year and a half. A pipe burst when no one was home, flooding Marie Dolce’s kitchen. Overwhelmed, she hired an emergency restoration…