Lisa’s Blog

The Death of AOB Reform

Many of you have watched the Florida Legislature for years. I don’t want you to walk away from this blog thinking that all is lost.  We live in a democratic republic and it’s the best one in the world, like it or not.  I’m 57 years old and I started in the legislative process when I was 18.  And I’ve …

The Abusive Roofer: A Personal Story

So imagine this: It’s Saturday afternoon and you’re hanging out with your kids in the garage having some quality time, when out of nowhere, a man with a ladder on a truck appears.

He says he’s with the disaster recovery unit of your insurance company and is in the neighborhood following up on damage from a hail storm several months …

AOB Reform Needed Now in Florida

There are now four bills before the Florida Legislature this session targeting to various degrees the abusive practices of third-party contractors and lawyers using Assignment of Benefits (AOB) to force insurance companies to pay greater claims than often justified, which is driving up property insurance rates.  The leading bill out of the gate is HB 1421 sponsored by Representative James …