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Client Update – Florida Torts Update

By John Bond Atkinson, Tiffany A. Bustamante, and Mike Isalgue   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY De L.A. v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 46 Fla. L. Weekly D1986 (Fla. 3d DCA September 8, 2021) In a slip and fall case, trial court did not err by entering summary judgment in favor of defendant where plaintiff failed to establish that […]

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Client Update – Florida Insurance Coverage

By John Bond Atkinson and Tiffany A. Bustamante EXECUTIVE SUMMARY LMP Holdings, Inc. v. Scottsdale Insurance Company, Case No. 20-24099 (US District Court, SDFL 2021). In LMP Holdings, Inc., the issue before the court was whether Plaintiff’s notice was “timely” under the policy’s notice provision. The court looked at the case’s specific facts in concluding […]

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Client Update – Assignments of Insurance Benefits and “AOB” Vendors

By Tiffany A. Bustamante and John P. Robins We hope this Client Update finds you in good health and positive spirits. Below are a few recent decisions regarding assignment of benefits, or “AOB” vendors, we felt may be of interest.  As always, we will continue to keep you appraised of any new issues emerging in […]

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Partner Announcement

Atkinson, P.A. is pleased to announce that partner Tiffany Bustamante has been appointed to serve on the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Law Alumni Council (LAC). LAC is a support and advisory board for the law school. As a member of the LAC, Ms. Bustamante is committed to supporting the LAC and its […]

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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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