Recent Bad Faith Decisions in Florida Raise Concerns

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For decades, the bad faith standard in Florida, known as the “totality of the circumstances” standard, was set forth in Boston Old Colonial Insurance Company v. Gutierrez.

November 6, 2018
Michael Kiernan, Lauren Curtis & Ashley Kellgren - TLSS Insurance Law Blog

The State of Florida has long been known as one of the most challenging jurisdictions for insurance carriers in the context of bad faith – to say the least. Two recent appellate decisions have taken an already difficult environment and seemingly “upped the ante” in what constitutes good faith claims handling in the context of third-party liability claims. Set forth below is an analysis of the Bannon v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co. and Harvey v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co. decisions.

Reprinted courtesy of Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP attorneys Michael Kiernan, Lauren Curtis and Ashley Kellgren
Mr. Kiernan may be contacted at mkiernan@tlsslaw.com
Ms. Curtis may be contacted at lcurtis@tlsslaw.com
Ms. Kellgren may be contacted at akellgren@tlsslaw.com



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