Attorney’s Fees

10 02, 2017

Premature Suits and Attorney’s Fees

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Those handling property insurance claims in Florida are no doubt aware of the risk that a court may require an insurer to pay an insured’s attorneys fees. Florida’s attorney fee statute provides a strong inducement for insureds and their attorneys to file suit sooner rather than later with the hopes of obtaining entitlement to […]

12 02, 2016

The 3rd DCA and 5th DCA Issue Decisions on the Application of a Contingency Risk Fee Multiplier with Different Results and Analysis

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On December 30, 2015, the 5th DCA issues its decision in Citizens Property Ins. Corp. v. Pulloquinga.  The case dealt with a coverage dispute from a fire loss which resulted in a total loss to the dwelling and personal property.  Citizens initially issued a payment of $5,000.00 but made no further payments.  Suit was […]