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February 19, 2024

Butler congratulates its Partners on the 2024 New Appleman Florida Insurance Law Edition. This book was edited by Partner John Garaffa and co-authored by Partners Sarah Burke, Ryan Hilton, Julius “Rick” Parker III, Carol Rooney, Jason Seitz, James Michael Shaw, Jr., and J. Blake Hunter.

LexisNexis Practice Guide: New Appleman Florida Insurance Law provides the practitioner with immediate access to knowledge and strategy on every aspect of insurance practice in Florida. The publication concisely presents the terms, conditions, and exclusions that govern coverage offered against the risks under each line of insurance. This approach comprehensively explores key concepts, policy language, and insight for litigation of common and esoteric disputes under those policies. Each chapter also provides task-oriented checklists, examples, strategic points, and cross-references governing statutory and case law.

In its introductory chapter, the Guide outlines the nature of insurance, insurance concepts and terms, the insurance industry, and the regulatory environment. In the succeeding chapters, the authors address the specifics of Life, Health, and Disability Insurance and Personal, Commercial, and Profession Lines of insurance. In addition to its comprehensive treatment of each line of insurance, separate chapters provide the practitioner with a detailed explanation of issues arising from coverage denials, insurance coverage limitations, approaches to coverage and coverage litigation, and insurers’ exposure to judgments in excess of policy limits. Florida Insurance Litigation also provides comprehensive chapters on the sources of insurance coverage. These chapters provide the practitioner with detailed guidance on the scope and nature of primary, excess, umbrella, and surplus lines insurance and the Florida statutes governing the availability of coverage for claims against insolvent insurance carriers.

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