October 13, 2017

5 tips to start rebuilding your home after a wildfire. While thousands of people are still evacuated, hundred have returned to their neighborhoods and found their homes in ruin.

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October 13, 2017
If your home was destroyed or damaged in the North Bay fires, here are six things you should do now.
 
Take care of yourself and family. Get a roof over your head, talk to your employer, get your kids back in school when it’s possible to do so, let your friends and family know you are safe via phone, text or social media. Stay in touch with...
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October 5, 2017

Amy Bach of United Policyholders was honored as the Consumer Champion by the Florida Association for Insurance Reform. I was privileged to deliver the introduction for Amy as seen in the above video. Merlin Law Group has been an active and long-time financial and pro bono supporter of United Policyholders. We also applaud the efforts of the Florida Association for Insurance Reform...
September 26, 2017

 

USA TODAY - Almost a week after Hurricane Maria pounded its way across Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 mph, the outlook for anything but a long and arduous recovery is bleak.

FEMA reported Tuesday that only 11 of 69 hospitals had power, and Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said only about 5% of the island's power grid was operational. Less than half the...

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September 22, 2017

 

Hurricane Jose weakened to a tropical storm this morning, but it could still bring rain during the morning commute and whip up strong winds during the day.

New York City was spared a direct hit by Jose, but the storm flooded areas from New Jersey to Long Island.

With more extreme weather events predicted for New York City and the surrounding area, flood insurance might...

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September 22, 2017

San Diego got an eye-opening report last week about its earthquake risk. The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute reported that San Diego's Rose Canyon fault could trigger a 6.9 magnitude quake, resulting in up to 2,000 fatalities and $40 billion in property damage.

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September 21, 2017

 

As homeowners continue to file insurance claims in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a research report released by the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility at the Rutgers Law School in Camden, N.J., suggests many could find that their level of protection depends on the state where their damaged home is located.

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September 19, 2017

As homeowners affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma file insurance claims, many will find out that the level of protection they have when there are problems dealing with their insurance companies depends on the state where their damaged home is located.

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September 19, 2017
A nonprofit policyholder advocacy group on Monday urged the full Ninth Circuit to ax a panel's decision that the Los Angeles Lakers aren't covered for class allegations that the team sent unwanted text messages to fans in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, saying the ruling flouts basic insurance law principles.
 
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