Insurer Seeks Reversal Of Multiplier Awarded To Insured’s Attorneys In Sinkhole Suit

(September 22, 2016, 1:49 PM EDT) -- LAKELAND, Fla. — A homeowners insurer has asked a Florida appeals court to reverse a lower court’s ruling that applied a 2.0 multiplier to a $111,420.50 attorney fee award in a bad faith lawsuit arising from sinkhole damage (State Farm v. Terry Hunt, No. 15-1016, Fla. App., 2nd Dist.).

Sinkhole Damage

Terry Hunt filed a claim for sinkhole damage with homeowners insurer State Farm Florida Insurance Co.

On April 2, 2007, Hunt sued State Farm in the Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pinellas County, Fla.,...
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