Florida Group Says Appraisal OK In $40M Irma Coverage Suit

By Eli Flesch (February 22, 2022, 8:07 PM EST) -- A Florida trial court didn't act improperly by ordering an appraisal before a coverage decision could be reached in a $40 million insurance dispute over Hurricane Irma damage, a civil justice group told the state's top court Tuesday.

Waves crash over a seawall on Sept. 10, 2017, as Hurricane Irma hits Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) The Florida Justice Association said Weston Insurance Co. couldn't prevent an appraisal by simply accusing its policyholder, a condominium association, of illegally overstating how much damage its properties suffered as a result of the hurricane.

The Riverside Club Condominium Association has accused Weston of paying $3.1 million...

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