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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.

‘Bad faith’ bill advances in Fla. Senate

Thu Mar 24th, 2011 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

Proposed legislation that would substantially change existing insurance law barely made it out of the Judiciary Committee of the Florida State Senate this week. For some members of the committee, the bad faith provision of Senate Bill 1592 is especially troubling. The bill is supposed to encourage settlements “in a fair and objective manner,” according to the sponsor. Opponents, however, say the bill, in effect, is killing an ant with an elephant.

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