Mealey's Insurance - Panel Reverses In Hurricane Wilma Suit, Orders Court To Award Insurer Attorney Fees

Mealey's Insurance - Panel Reverses In Hurricane Wilma Suit, Orders Court To Award Insurer Attorney Fees

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Finding that a lower court applied the wrong standard for determining whether a homeowners insurer was owed attorney fees in a Hurricane Wilma coverage dispute, a Florida appeals panel on April 9 reversed and remanded for the lower court to grant the insurer the right to attorney fees and decide the amount to be awarded (Citizens Property Insurance Corp. v. Magdiel Perez, No. 4D12-1412, Fla. App., 4th Dist.; 2014 Fla. App. LEXIS 5153).

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