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Set-up on Failure to Defend Rejected in Florida

In a surprising decision, a Federal District Court, applying Florida law, granted summary judgment to an insurance company on a “failure to settle” claim because the insured’s liability was not clear. Florida is a testing ground for creative lawyering designed …

Florida Lawmakers Attempt to Rein in ‘Bad Faith Set-Ups’

Florida lawmakers are hoping to rein in plaintiff attorneys’ attempts to trap insurance claims adjusters in bad faith situations. A bill (HB 427) currently under review by Florida’s House of Representatives would require plaintiffs to give the insurer and state …