Groups at odds over Colorado storm chaser bill

Several groups including public adjusters, the Merlin Law Group — a Florida law firm specializing in disputes between homeowners and insurance companies — and United Policyholders — a non-profit consumer advocacy group — oppose “storm chaser” legislation in the Colorado Senate.

By HZ Staff | May 23, 2012

Several groups including public adjusters, the Merlin Law Group — a Florida law firm specializing in disputes between homeowners and insurance companies — and United Policyholders — a non-profit consumer advocacy group — oppose “storm chaser” legislation in the Colorado Senate.

“Some of the terminology, language and lack of language really gives insurance adjusters a huge amount of control to determine scope of work and to deny legitimate estimates,” a critic says.

The insurance industry, Colorado Roofers Association, the Colorado Roofing and Restoration Council, and the Subcontractors association back the bill.

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