Mealey's Insurance - Florida Appeals Panel Allows Bad Faith Suit Against State-Created Insurer

Mealey's Insurance - Florida Appeals Panel Allows Bad Faith Suit Against State-Created Insurer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida appeals panel on Jan. 23 found that although a nonprofit insurer created by the Florida Legislature is generally immune from lawsuits, the insurer's statutory immunity "does not extend to the 'willful tort' of failing to attempt in good faith to settle claims as provided by" the state's bad faith statute (Perdido Sun Condominium Association Inc. v. Citizens Property Insurance Corp., No. 1D13-1951, Fla. App., 1st Dist.; 2014 Fla. App. LEXIS 696).

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