Florida court delays claim immunity decision

Sun Dec 2nd, 2012 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

Having an insurance claim denied can quickly become a financial nightmare. Whether it be for housing damage, an auto accident, or an on-the-job injury, In times of denial of compensation, often legal action and the filing of a suit is the best means of recouping lost damages. In this regard, Florida policyholders should take special notice of an ongoing Supreme Court decision.

A different kind of ‘bad faith’ bill for Florida Legislature p. 2

Wed Oct 5th, 2011 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

We’re picking up the thread from our Sept. 28 post, continuing the discussion of a claims bill scheduled for Florida’s next legislative session. The claim involves a personal injury suit against a county sheriffs department. The bill has languished for a couple of years, because the focus has shifted from compensating the victim and his family to setting a new precedent for insurance bad faith claims.

A different kind of ‘bad faith’ bill for Florida Legislature

Wed Sep 28th, 2011 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

The family of a young man who was seriously injured in an accident 13 years ago may finally receive compensation in 2012. The Florida Legislature will once again consider a claims bill in his case, and the insurance industry is once again mounting a campaign opposing the measure. The issue for insurers is the potential bad faith claim that could follow the bill’s passage.

Insurer subrogates against policyholder in hazing incident

Fri May 6th, 2011 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

If you search Miami and Florida news outlets for stories about fraternity hazing in any of the state’s colleges or universities, you won’t find many, or any, stories. A national search, unfortunately, will reveal multiple incidents, some at institutions with worldwide reputations for academic excellence. To warrant press coverage, of course, the incidents are most often tragic — and often tied to alcohol poisoning.

Court allows bad faith claim to move forward

Wed Apr 20th, 2011 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

A federal judge recently denied a motion for summary judgment in a case brought by a health insurance policyholder. The woman claimed her insurer acted in bad faith when it denied payment for a residential program to treat her anorexia. The case was not in Florida; the ultimate outcome, though, could influence bad faith claims across the country.

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