Florida Federal Judge Drops Punitive Damages Claim In Insurance Bad Faith Case

(January 13, 2016, 11:01 AM EST) -- MIAMI — A Florida federal judge on Nov. 19 dismissed a claim for punitive damages in an insurance bad faith action brought by a restaurant franchise but let stand a claim for statutory bad faith (Chicken Kitchen USA. LLC v. Maiden Specialty Insurance Company, No. 14-23282-CIV-LENARD, S.D. Fla.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 156654).

(Opinion available. Document #98-151202-021Z.)

U.S. Judge Joan A. Lenard of the Southern District of Florida allowed Chicken Kitchen USA LLC’s claim for statutory bad faith against Maiden Specialty Insurance Co. but said Chicken...
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