In Mejia v. Citizens, Florida’s Second DCA held that Citizens had the burden of proof to show that sinkhole activity was not the cause of the plaintiff’s property damage. Once Mejia proved the property suffered a loss during the policy period, Citizens was required to show that the loss was excluded under this policy. In addition, the Court ruled that the amount of money Citizens paid to its engineer during the previous three years ($9.5M) was admissible.
For a copy of the Mejia opinion, scroll to the bottom of this article.
This is one of several key sinkhole homeowners insurance opinions in the last couple of months. If you missed the last few, you can read them here:
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The Mejia Opinion
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