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Judge's decision. Insureds suing under a standard flood insurance policy may not be awarded attorneys’ fees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Another federal district court in Florida has confirmed that insureds suing under a standard flood insurance policy (SFIP) issued under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may not be awarded attorneys’ fees under state law or interest on their claim, and that they are not entitled to a jury trial.

Berlin Sanchez and Sahily Soto sued Selective Insurance Company of the Southeast, alleging that Selective had breached the insurance policy it had issued to them by refusing to pay the full amount of insurance proceeds they sought for water damage suffered to their insured property.

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Steven A. Meyerowitz

Steven A. Meyerowitz, a Harvard Law School graduate, is the founder and president of Meyerowitz Communications Inc., a law firm marketing communications consulting company. He may be contacted at [email protected]

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