Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Florida Appeals Court: An Insurer's Claim File Is Generally Not Discoverable

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - Florida Appeals Court: An Insurer's Claim File Is Generally Not Discoverable

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Quashing a trial court's order compelling a homeowners insurance provider to produce part of its claim file in a sinkhole coverage dispute, a Florida appellate panel on July 3 held that the general rule in Florida is that insurers' claim files are protected by the work product privilege, regardless of whether a particular claim is resolved or results in litigation (State Farm Florida Insurance Co. v. Thomas Marascuillo, et al., No. 5D13-4218, Fla. App., 5th Dist.; 2014 Fla. App. LEXIS 10242).

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