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Hollywood Attorneys Win $1.8 Million Final Judgment in Bait-and-Switch Case

By Levy & Partners in Press

Ely R. Levy and Richard J. Lee, attorneys at Hollywood law firm Militzok & Levy, argued that a non -English speaker was baited into a contract with a Paul bakery franchise owned by the Apety Group in Miami.

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House version of claims reform bill omits one-way attorney fee ban

By Levy & Partners in Press

A new House bill aims to reduce costly litigation against insurers by forcing benefits assignees to risk paying insurers’ attorneys fees if they lose.

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Attorneys: Restrictions to legal fees in insurance claims cases would be challenged

By Levy & Partners in Press

Even if lawmakers finally agree this year on measures aimed at curbing home insurance claims abuses, court challenges will likely follow, plaintiffs attorneys say.

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Citizens files request for 72-hour deadline to report loss

By Levy & Partners in Press

If you are a customer of state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and have to file a claim, you might find yourself facing a question typically associated with a politician embroiled in scandal:
What did you know, and when did you know it?

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Attorneys object to Citizens’ water damage fraud allegations

By Levy & Partners in Press

To hear officials of Citizens Property Insurance Corp and their allies in Florida’s insurance industry talk, fraudsters in South Florida are about to destroy the homeowner insurance market for everyone by driving costs to unsustainable levels.

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Citizens lawsuits report debated

By Levy & Partners in Press

Insurer cities high legal expenses, but lawyers say prompt, fair claims payments would resolve issue

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Court Upholds Assignments of Benefits, But Legislative Door Still Open

By Levy & Partners in Press

An assignment of benefits, or AOB, is an agreement signed by a policy holder that gives a third party the right to recover for services in connection with an insurance claim

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Ruling seen as blow to insurers wary of contractor deals

By Levy & Partners in Press

An appeals court ruling represents another setback to Florida insurers, attorneys say, just weeks after state legislators failed to pass bills to limit when a consumer can sign over control of insurance benefits to a contractor who, say, dries out water damage.

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Fla. Appeals Court Reverses, OKs Insurance Assignments

By Levy & Partners in Press

Law360, Los Angeles (May 20, 2015, 2:48 PM ET) ­­ A Florida appellate court ruled Wednesday that the assignment of insurance proceeds to a third party isn’t prohibited even if payment isn’t due yet, reviving three contractors’ cases accusing insurance companies of breaching their contracts by refusing to pay for restoration work.

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ATTORNEYS TO WATCH IN 2014

By Levy & Partners in Press

Attorney Ely R. Levy started his career working for an international law  rm in New York City before moving to Miami. After five years of working as an associate at King & Spalding, LLP – where he represented Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, UPS, Morgan Stanley and others – he felt like it was time for a change.

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