Florida Majority Quashes Ruling, Says Court Misapplied, Misinterpreted Statutes

Mealey's (October 4, 2016, 12:53 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A majority of the Florida Supreme Court held Sept. 29 that an appellate court misapplied a statutory presumption of correctness and incorrectly found that another statute requires a showing of bad faith for an insured to recover attorney fees, quashing and remanding the appellate court’s ruling in a sinkhole coverage dispute (Kathy Johnson v. Omega Insurance Co., No. SC14-2124, Fla. Sup.; 2016 Fla. LEXIS 2148).

(Opinion available.  Document #51-161013-017Z.)

Kathy Johnson found structural damage to her home and filed a claim for benefits...
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