Florida Panel Finds Jurisdiction Over Michigan Insurer In Bad Faith Case

Florida Panel Finds Jurisdiction Over Michigan Insurer In Bad Faith Case

TAMPA, Fla. - A Michigan-based insurer's failure to deliver an affidavit in Florida, which ultimately led to an excess judgment against its insured, constituted "a breach based on a fail$(ure$) to perform acts required by $(a$) contract to be performed in" Florida, a Florida appeals panel ruled Oct. 25, finding that the state's long-arm statute conferred jurisdiction over the out-of-state insurer (Linda Betzoldt v. Auto Club Group Insurance Co., No. 2D12-5368, Fla. App., 2nd Dist.; 2013 Fla. App. LEXIS 17055).

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