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  • April 08, 2022

    (Insurer, Which Issued Annuities to Elderly Plaintiff on Applications Submitted by a Life Agent Under Insurance Code Section 1704.5, Was Liable for Agent’s Wrongful Actions in Procuring Unsuitable Annuities, Including Liability for Elder Abuse)

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  • April 08, 2022

    (Insured Entitled to Coverage Under Crime Policy’s "Computer Fraud" and "Funds Transfer Fraud" Provisions for Employee’s Wiring of Funds in Response to Fraudulent Actor’s Email Request)

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  • April 08, 2022

    (Because Driver of Vehicle Did Not Qualify as An Insured Under Umbrella Policy, Exception to Exclusion in Policy Did Not Operate to Reinstate Coverage Under Such Policy)

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  • April 08, 2022

    (Absent Insured Status and Insurable Interest in Property by Church Entity, Insurer Was Not Entitled to Contribution or Subrogation Against Other Insurer)

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  • April 08, 2022

    (Insured Limited to Cost of Replacing Building at New Location as Opposed to Estimated Cost of Replacement at the Original Insured Location)

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  • January 19, 2022

    There is much variety among the insurance law decisions issued by Florida courts over the past year, although the majority of rulings fall under property insurance. There is an amusing quote from one of the Select Decisions: “As a general matter, insurance policies and insurance salesmen have long been the butt of jokes. The former are not known for beautiful prose nor the latter for exciting conversation.”

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  • January 19, 2022

    In the world of state legislation, it only matters when the Governor signs a bill into law. Therefore, please consider the bills described below as nothing more than a “heads up” of potential changes to Florida statutes. These bills are currently in the Florida House and Senate and are slated to be addressed in the 2022 Session.

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  • January 19, 2022

    On December 21, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction arising from State Farm Fla. Ins. Co. v. Parrish, 312 So. 3d 145, 151 (Fla. 2d DCA 2021), holding “[w]e certify conflict with Brickell, to the extent it holds that a public adjuster who has a contingency interest in an insured's appraisal award or represents an insured in an appraisal process can serve as a ‘disinterested appraiser’ under a policy's appraisal provision.”

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