Discovery Order ‘Eviscerated 14 Years Of Legal Precedent,’ Insurer Says In Florida

Mealey's (June 7, 2016, 2:19 PM EDT) -- TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A no-fault insurer has asked the Florida Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court’s finding that a lower court erred in ordering a health care provider to produce confidential contracts between it and 37 health insurers, arguing that the appeals court misinterpreted Florida’s personal injury protection (PIP) statute (State Farm v. Shands Medical Center, No. 15-1257, Fla. Sup.).

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. paid Shands Jacksonville Medical Center Inc. for services provided to 29 of its insureds. Thereafter, State Farm requested certain...
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