Deadline Looming for Puerto Rico Homeowners Hurricane Claims

The one year suit limitation provision for homeowners in Puerto Rico expires on September 20, 2018. This means that for any homeowners claims that are in dispute, suit must be filed on or before September 20, 2018, or the insured’s rights to recover will forever be lost. Our firm has local counsel in Puerto Rico…

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The Law & Procedure of Insurance Appraisal: Book Review

Little left unsaid, Unexplained in Book Covering the Valuable, but Challenging, Appraisal Clause By Emanuel Levy, Editor, The Insurance Advocate Jonathan Wilkofsky, prominent plaintiffs’ attorney based in New York, writes in the preface of this book, “The Law and Procedure of Insurance Appraisal” that his goal was to present a text “as accurate, balanced and…

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Bill 6266-A Drafted by Jonathan Wilkofsky & signed by Governor George Pataki

 Bill 6266-A, Sponsored by Senator William J. Larkin, Jr. and Assembly member Aileen Gunther. An act to amend the insurance law in relation requiring continuing education and minimum standards for public adjusters. Drafted by Jonathan Wilkofsky and signed into law by Governor George Pataki on July 10, 1998. This  Bill raised the level of  conduct required…

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Contractor Con Man

He preyed on fire victims: L.I. cops FURY AT ‘CON’TRACTOR     By KIERAN CROWLEY A disabled Long Island grandmother will celebrate Christmas in a trailer outside her fire-gutted house – because she was burned by a contractor she says stole $95,000 in insurance money she needed to restore her damaged home. She is one…

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Baruch Fekete v. GA Insurance Company, Supreme Court, Kings Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 22, 2011 For further information, please call: Jonathan J. Wilkosky, Esq. Wilkofsky, Friedman, Karel & Cummins (212)285-0510 or Fax (212)285 0531 email: info@wfkclaw.com Baruch Fekete v. GA Insurance Company, Supreme Court, Kings Country  After four hours of deliberation a Brooklyn, New York jury awarded the full amount of Plaintiff’s building claim,…

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Compensatory and Punitive damages – Editorial

Nassau Community Newspaper Group Mineola, NY EDITORIAL OPINION August 21, 1997     Are we really insured? Insurance has always been thought of as something we all need for our homes, cars and selves,In the event of an emergency, the policy is there for that extra protection. However, time is of the essence. After all, how…

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