NOTE: Johnson Strategies has published articles and opinions regarding Public Adjusters acting as “disinterested” parties under the appraisal provision in most property policies. Foundation was provided by two actions from State Farm one of which has been certified to Florida’s Supreme Court. Please read Public Adjusters as Appraisers—How interested are the disinterested? Another case, slightly different, has been filed on the same subject: State Farm vs. Jon Parrish; Case No. 2D19-130, 2nd DCA, 1/6/2021.
We reached out to JS Contributor Barry Zalma for an analysis of this newest case and for his opinion on Public Adjusters acting as Appraisers. He brings a decidedly more academic and detailed legal approach to this important issue, but…reaches the same conclusion. Feel free to distribute this article to others by clicking the appropriate icon below. [Read more…] about GUEST COLUMNIST—Barry Zalma, ESQ, CFE