Insurer Says Condo's Engineer Padded $30M Hurricane Claim

By Carolina Bolado (January 17, 2020, 7:23 PM EST) -- An AIG unit told a Florida federal court on Thursday that it has just discovered a condominium association had its engineer alter findings of a report of Hurricane Irma damage to beef up a $30 million claim for new windows and roofs.

AIG unit Lexington Insurance Co. said a production of emails in late December from consultant firm DSS Condo LLC uncovered the existence of a March 2018 post-hurricane evaluation by engineering firm The Falcon Group of the condo towers at Southpoint Condominium Association in Hallandale, Florida.

That evaluation, which says much of the damage is not attributable to the hurricane,...

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