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CS/HB 813: Civil Remedies Against Insurers
Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jan 30, 2014“Civil Remedies Against Insurers; Requires insureds, claimants, or persons acting on their behalf to provide insurer with written notice of loss as condition precedent to statutory or common-law action for bad-faith failure to settle insurance claim; provides that insurer is not liable for claim of bad faith failure to settle claim if certain conditions are met.” Narrowly passing with a 7–6 vote ...Continue Reading
The Continuing Case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman
Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jan 17, 2014The family of Trayvon Martin has settled a wrongful death lawsuit they filed against the homeowner’s association where neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot and killed the 17-year-old on the night of February 26, 2012. This lawsuit is separate from the one the family plans to file against Zimmerman, who is currently awaiting trial for second degree murder. The case ignited a firestorm of ...Continue Reading
Landmark Change to Florida Workers' Compensation Statute
Posted By Todd Miner Law || Jan 10, 2014The Florida First District Court of Appeals made a landmark change to the state’s workers’ compensation statute late last February 2013, striking down a component which heretofore limited disability benefits to a disbursement period of 104 weeks. Bradley Westphal is a Florida firefighter and paramedic who was injured on the job and continues to be disabled as a result, past the previous 104-week ...Continue Reading
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