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Appeals Panel: Insurer’s Defense Over Repairs Was Wrongfully Denied

(October 14, 2016, 1:18 PM EDT) -- WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.  — In a coverage dispute over water damage to an insured’s kitchen, an insurer was wrongfully denied an opportunity to argue that it could repair the damaged property and that hiring a general contractor was unnecessary, a Florida appeals panel ruled Oct. 13, reversing a trial judge’s entry of summary judgment to the insured (Prepared Insurance Co. v. David Gal, No. 4D15-1909, Fla. App., 4th Dist.; 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 15181).

(Opinion available.  Document #69-161104-003Z.)

The Fourth District Florida Court of Appeal...
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