Matthew Lavisky hosted a Webinar on the topic “First-Party Property Bad Faith in Florida”.
Increasingly, property insurers in Florida are being sued for bad faith. What accounts for this increase? Mainly, it has been driven by recent appellate court decisions that have eroded and all but eliminated any prerequisites to bad faith actions. In part one of this two-part webinar series, we will outline the legal environment created by those decisions; attempt to define “bad faith”; explore the use and abuse of the civil remedy notice of insurer violation, and; discuss some things that can be done either to avoid a bad-faith lawsuit altogether or, at least, to put the file in the best posture if a bad-faith lawsuit can’t be avoided.