The Gulf Coast has been ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Florida was fortunate this time. However, the damage to Florida wrought by last year’s hurricanes and the difficulties experienced by homeowners with their insurance companies has been addressed through mediation as previously mentioned in Florida Mediator first in this post and in a follow up post. In response to the Gulf Coast Tragedy, the American Arbitration Association has established a new Disaster Recovery Claims Resolution Services program to use mediation to resolve insurance claim disputes between homeowners and businesses and their insurance carriers.
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