American Property Casualty Insurance Association
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  • March 4, 2020
  • APCIA Applauds Florida House for Passing Legislation to Make Attorney Fees for Property Insurance Claims Fair & Reasonable
  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) today released the following statement attributed to its assistant vice president of state government relations, Logan McFaddin, regarding the passage of House Bill 7071, by Representative Mike Beltran (R-Lithia), relating to Contingency Risk Multiplier, passing the full Florida House of Representatives.

     

    “APCIA applauds the Florida House for passing legislation to make attorney fees for property insurance claims fair and reasonable.

     

    “This legislation would cut back on excessive attorney fees and end fee multipliers for claims arising under property insurance policies. By doing so, we can help to limit the frivolous lawsuits that are increasing costs for Florida families.

     

    “As HB 7071 continues to work its way through the process, we urge support of this good public policy as a way to address rising consumer costs and create a more fair and balanced judicial system in Florida.”

  • The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is the primary national trade association for home, auto, and business insurers. APCIA promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers, with a legacy dating back 150 years. APCIA members represent all sizes, structures, and regions—protecting families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.
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