Florida Judge Says Partial Default Judgment Against Insurer Is Appropriate
(September 8, 2015, 10:26 AM EDT) -- JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A partial default judgment entered against an insurer on an insured’s bad faith claim in an environmental contamination coverage suit is an appropriate sanction because the insurer failed to produce requested documents until almost two years later, a Florida federal judge said Sept. 2 (First Coast Energy LLP v. Mid-Continent Casualty Co., No. 12-281, M.D. Fla.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 117120).
(Opinion available. Document #03-150909-001Z.)
Mid-Continent Casualty Co. and Great American Insurance Co. issued two pollution liability and environmental damage insurance policies to...