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Data reveals that litigation trends in Florida have been consistently higher than other states in recent years. (Photo: Ingo70/Shutterstock) Data reveals that litigation trends in Florida have been consistently higher than in other states in recent years. (Photo: Ingo70/Shutterstock)

Florida’s property insurance market has endured many challenges in recent years, from large catastrophe claims and high reinsurance costs to an increasing amount of claims going to court. Now, a new analysis shines the spotlight on just how severe insurance litigation is affecting the Sunshine State.

In an April 2 letter to Florida House Commerce Committee Chair Blaise Ingoglia, Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier pointed to data that shows that Florida accounted for 76.45% of all homeowners’ lawsuits opened against insurance companies in the U.S. in 2019, even though the state only accounts for 8.16% of all homeowners insurance claims filed that year.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].

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