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Client Update

November 15, 2019 Ladies/Gentlemen: Re: Client Update Cawthorn v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., No. 18-12067, 2019 WL 5491557, (11th Cir. Oct. 25, 2019) The following case highlights the importance of an insurer affirmatively excluding itself from a consent judgement agreed upon by its insureds and injured third party claimant. On October 25, 2019, the United States […]

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Client Coverage Update

November 11, 2019 – Coverage Update 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 Owners Insurance Company v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company and James M. Horne, Jr., 44 Fla. L. […]

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Client Update

August 2, 2019 Ladies/Gentlemen: Re: Client Update Recent Impactful Florida Decisions Regarding Bad Faith and Public Appraisers Just when we thought all was lost in Florida, sanity reemerges. While Florida is often described as a challenging jurisdiction for insurance companies, this month we are pleased to share with you two recent breakthrough opinions which are […]

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Coverage Update

July 19, 2019 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. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In Landmark Am. Ins. Co. v. Pin-Pon Corp., 44 Fla. L. Weekly D445 (Fla. 4th DCA February 13, 2019), the 4th DCA […]

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Client Update

June 7,2019 Ladies/Gentlemen: Re: Client Update Governor DeSantis Signs Assignment of Benefits Legislation Governor DeSantis signed the recently passed assignment of benefits (“AOB”) reform legislation on May 23, 2019. As we updated you previously, the new legislation will amend Florida Statutes Section 627.422, the assignment of polices, and create Sections 627.7152 and 627.7153, which will […]

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Client Update

May 31, 2019 Ladies/Gentlemen: Re: Client Update Florida Legislature Passes Right of Contribution among Liability Insurers for Defense Costs There has been a major change in the Florida Legislature regarding the right to contribution among insurance carriers, overturning the long standing decision of Argonaut Ins. Co. v. Maryland Cas. Co., 372 So. 2d 960 (Fla. […]

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Tort Update

May 1, 2019 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. Executive Summary In Steven Paul Anderson v. Mary Mitchell, 2019 WL 1496258 (Fla. 2nd DCA April 5, 2019), the Second District Court of Appeal […]

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Client Update; Florida Legislature Passes Sweeping Assignment of Benefits Legislation

May 6, 2019 Ladies/Gentlemen: Re: Client Update Florida Legislature Passes Sweeping Assignment of Benefits Legislation Significant changes are about to take place for Florida property insurers after the Florida legislature passed sweeping assignment of benefits (AOB) reform legislation last month. The legislation has passed in both the house and the senate, and Governor DeSantis has […]

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Coverage Update

January 31, 2019 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 Eckols v. 21st Century Centennial Insurance Company, 2018 WL 6422088 (Fla. 5th DCA Dec. 7, 2018), the Fifth District Court of […]

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Tort Update

January 30, 2019 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. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In Hayes Robertson Group, Inc. v. Cherry, 43 Fla. L. Weekly D2752 (Fla. 3d DCA Dec. 12, 2018), the Third District Court […]

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