Florida’s one-way attorney fee system favoring plaintiffs in litigated insurance claims should be abolished, the time to file a litigated claim should be limited to one year and assignments of property insurance benefits ought to be banned entirely, an insurance industry insider says.

Kevin Comerer, a lobbyist with Rubin, Turnbull & Associates and a former legislative director for a Florida insurer, said in an opinion piece that state lawmakers should move forward on the reforms during a planned special session on property insurance. That session is expected to get under way during the week of Dec. 12, Comerer told the Florida Record.

“In short, this crisis starts and ends with litigation,” he said in the op-ed.

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