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Dentons on The Puzzle of Determining Damages in Florida UM/UIM Bad Faith Actions
Posted on 24 Nov 2014 by William T. Barker

By William T. Barker, Partner, Dentons US LLP A unusual Florida statute provides that damages for bad faith handling of an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim include "the total amount of the claimant's damages, including the amount in... Read More

The Coverage Action 'Fixed' Bad-Faith Damages: Are The Total Damages Binding?
Posted on 21 Jan 2015 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Hudson Jones I. Introduction Florida state and federal courts struggle with excess damage verdicts in first-party bad-faith actions arising out of uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage. Recent case decisions produce mixed results for... Read More

Wall Of Confusion: GEICO General Insurance Company v. Bottini And Its Ill-Begotten Progeny
Posted on 16 Oct 2014 by Mealeys

By Julius F. "Rick" Parker III A three-judge panel of Florida's Second District Court of Appeal has released what, on its face, appears to be a relatively innocuous opinion in Geico General Insurance Company v. Bottini.1 The Bottini appeal... Read More

Underinsured Motorist Not Effected by Governmental Liability Cap – Underinsured Motorist Coverage Is to Assure Insurance Coverage
Posted on 3 Nov 2014 by Barry Zalma

This case arises from a collision between a vehicle driven by Barry Hunt and a snow plow owned by Dane County. Wisconsin and operated by a county employee. Barry Hunt and his wife, Ashley Hunt, had a motor vehicle liability policy with State Farm Mutual... Read More

Recovery from General Liability Carrier Held to Reduce Underinsured Motorist Coverage and to Eliminate Any Obligation on the Part of the Injured Party’s Automobile Carrier
Posted on 9 Jun 2015 by Troutman Sanders

Elliott v. Geico Indem. Co. , 231 Cal. App. 4th 789 (2014), [ enhanced version available to subscribers ]. In Elliott , the California Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s ruling that a carrier’s underinsured motorist... Read More

Court Holds That Labrador/Boxer Mix Is An Underinsured Motorist [Most Interesting Dog Bite Coverage Case Ever]
Posted on 1 Oct 2014 by Randy J. Maniloff

I love dog bite coverage cases. And there are a lot of them. So that’s a good thing. But that also means that there are a lot of dog bites. And since I also love dogs -- that’s not such a good thing. It’s a real double-edge sword. [As... Read More