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Case Law Update

December 7, 2017 Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: Atkinson, P.A. is writing today to alert you to a very recent case decided by Florida’s 5th District Court of Appeal, which may impact your claims handling practices in the State of Florida. On December 1, 2017, the 5th DCA decided Security First Insurance Co. v. Florida Office of Insurance […]

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Tort Update

December 5, 2017 Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: The Florida Supreme Court and the Florida District Courts of Appeal have recently issued several opinions concerning premises liability that may be of interest to you. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In Worley v. Central Florida Young Men’s Christian Ass’n, 42 Fla. L. Weekly S443 (Fla. April 13, 2017)[1], the Supreme Court held that […]

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Atkinson Attorneys at Law Philanthopy Project

Atkinson Attorneys at Law is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Atkinson Fund for Cancer Research and Education ( SGA Fund) . The SGA Fund’s mission is to provide a means to expand research and education to eliminate all cancers. Focusing on the discovery of innovative techniques and technologies for the prevention, education and eradication […]

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Coverage Case Update

Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: This month we would like to share with you some recent coverage opinions of the Florida District Court of Appeals which may be of interest to you. In Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Co. v. Romanach, the Third District Court of Appeals found that the insurer properly sought declaratory relief to determine whether […]

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Florida Supreme Court Case Update – Auto Coverage

July 17, 2017 Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: Atkinson, P.A. is writing today to alert you to a very recent case decided by Florida’s Supreme Court, which may impact your claims handling practices in the State of Florida.  On July 13, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court decided Government Employees Insurance Company v. Macedo, finding that the carrier owed […]

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Case Update

June 2, 2017 Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: This month we would like to share with you some recent opinions of the Florida District Courts of Appeals which may be of interest to you. In Delores ARP v. Waterway East Association Inc., the Fourth District Court of Appeal found that a commercial land owner did not breach any […]

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“Coverage” Case Law Update

February 17, 2017 Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: This month we would like to share with you some recent opinions of the Florida District Courts of Appeal and Florida Supreme Court, which may be of interest to you. In Wells Fargo v. Pruco Life Insurance, the Supreme Court of Florida found that under Florida Statute 627.455 a policy that […]

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Judge’s Failure to Exercise Gatekeeping Function in Admitting Expert Testimony * Third Party Beneficiary Doctrine Does Not Bind Resident to Arbitration Clause * Social Media and Juror Misconduct

Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: This month we would like to share with you some recent opinions of the Florida District Courts of Appeal and Florida Supreme Court, which may be of interest to you. In Crane Co. v. Delisle, the Fourth District Court reversed and remanded a Florida Circuit Court’s judgment and held that the trial court abused […]

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Contingency Fee Multiplier in Calculating Attorney’s Fees Denied in Coverage Situation * Ambiguity in Offeror’s Proposal For Settlement Reverses Verdict * Policy’s Failure to Provide Uninsured Motorist Coverage Did Not Conflict with Florida’s Underinsured Vehicles Statute

                                                             September 29, 2016 Ladies/Gentlemen:          This month we would like to share with you some recent opinions of the Florida District Courts of Appeal which may be of interest to you.             In Florida Peninsula Insurance Company v. Wagner, the Second District Court concluded that the circuit court erroneously applied a […]

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Tort Update – July 15, 2016

  July 15, 2016 Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: This month we would like to share with you some recent opinions of the Florida District Courts of Appeal which may be of interest to you. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY             In Dominguez v. Publix Super Markets, Inc., 187 So. 3d 892 (Fla. 3d DCA 2016), reh’g denied (Mar. 28, 2016), […]

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