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Client Update Florida Supreme Court Ruling

Florida Supreme Court Holds That Insurer Has Standing Through Its Contractual Subrogation Provision to Bring Malpractice Suit Against Legal Counsel Retained to Represent the Insured Under Its Duty to Defend. June 7, 2021 By John Bond Atkinson, Esq.; Tiffany A. Bustamante, Esq.; and Marcos Martinez, J.D. Candidate The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that […]

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Client Update

Florida Legislature Passes Major Changes on Homeowners’ Insurance May 17, 2021 By John Bond Atkinson, Tiffany A. Bustamante, and Amanda Forti   This update is to advise that Governor DeSantis is presently or soon will be considering two bills that were passed by Florida’s legislature on the last day of the 2021 Legislative Session: Senate Bill 76 (“SB 76”) and […]

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Client Update

Fourth DCA Affirms Severability Clause in Homeowners’ Policy Does Not Render Vessel-Based Watercraft Exclusion Ambiguous By John Bond Atkinson, Tiffany A. Bustamante, and Amanda Forti We are pleased to announce that the Fourth District Court of Appeal has affirmed Summary Judgment in favor of the insurer in a declaratory action, agreeing that a Watercraft Exclusion […]

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Client Update – Florida Coverage

By John Bond Atkinson, Tiffany A. Bustamante, and Justin Forti We hope this Client Update finds you in good health and positive spirits. As we enter the next phase of life under COVID-19, Atkinson, P.A. remains dedicated and available to advise, address, and support your legal concerns. As always, we will continue to keep you […]

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Case Update

  January 13, 2020 Dear Ladies/Gentlemen: This month we would like to share with you some recent opinions of the Florida District Courts of Appeals, as well as one significant Middle District of Florida case related to a COVID-19 claim for benefits, which may be of interest to you. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In People’s Trust Insurance […]

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Fourth DCA Affirms Homeowners Owe No Legal Duty to Warn an Independent Contractor of Obvious Electrical Lines Above a Palm Tree1

We are pleased to announce that the Forth District Court of Appeal has affirmed Summary Judgment in favor of homeowners in a lawsuit filed by an independent contractor for injuries he suffered when he was electrocuted while trimming trees at their home. This was an appeal from the Circuit Court for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, […]

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Cilent Update – Coverage – CRN case law developments

November 2, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Julien v. United Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 2020 Fla. App. LEXIS 13520, Case No. 4D19-2763 (Fla. 4th DCA Sept. 23, 2020). In Julien, the Fourth District Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a bad faith action on the ground that the insured’s Civil Remedy Notice was overbroad and […]

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Client Update – Florida Torts

September 17, 2020 By: John Bond Atkinson, Tiffany A. Bustamante, and Isabel R. Jolicoeur We hope this Client Update finds you in good health and positive spirits. As we enter the next phase of life under COVID-19, Atkinson, P.A. remains dedicated and available to advise, address, and support your legal concerns. As always, we will […]

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Client Update

DC Judge Rules Government Shutdown Orders Are Not A “Physical Loss” 1 August 24, 2020 By John Bond Atkinson, Tiffany A. Bustamante, and Anna O. Palm We hope this Client Update finds you in good health and spirit. During these uncertain times, Atkinson, P.A. continues its mission to advise, address, and support your legal concerns […]

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Tort & Client Update Recent Impactful Florida Decisions

July 29, 2020 Re: Tort & Coverage Client Update  Recent Impactful Florida Decisions  We hope this Client Update finds you in good health and positive spirits. As we enter the next phase of life under COVID-19, Atkinson, P.A. remains dedicated and available to advise, address, and support your legal concerns. While the current pandemic caused […]

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