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SB 76’s provisions include requiring plaintiffs to file a pre-suit demand at least 10 days before filing a lawsuit against an insurer that includes an estimate of the demand, the attorney fees and cost demanded, and the amount in dispute. It also makes it illegal for roofing contractors to solicit a claim from policyholders. (Photo: Jirsak/Shutterstock)

Florida’s new property insurance law is facing a lawsuit that challenges part of the legislation designed to prevent contractors from advertising to spur property owners to file roof-damage claims.

Hillsborough County construction company Gale Force Roofing and Restoration LLC filed a lawsuit last month that contends the law violates First Amendment speech rights, and its attorneys sought a preliminary injunction.

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