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Statement from Tom Gallagher:today’s Court Ruling That Citizens Policyholders Be Made Whole

5/26/2005

CONTACT:
Tami Torres 
Bob Lotane
(850) 413-2842
         
TALLAHASSEE – "In March, I asked Citizens Property Insurance Corporation to drop individual lawsuits they had with their policyholders and to seek an expedited resolution of claims involving Florida's valued policy law.
 
"Thousands of storm victims, especially in the Panhandle, have suffered for far too long without resolution of their claims.  Today, Second Judicial Circuit Court Judge Kevin P. Davey ruled from the bench and upheld a previous district court of appeal ruling that policyholders are entitled to being made whole when damage is caused by both wind and flood.
 
"Today's ruling reinforces what I have said all along- the people in Pensacola, whose homes were destroyed more than eight months ago, must be made whole.  I applaud Judge Davey's ruling and urge Citizens and all insurers to immediately comply with the ruling."