Florida Panel Partly Reverses Final Judgment In Sinkhole Coverage Dispute

Mealey's (April 11, 2016, 2:16 PM EDT) -- LAKELAND, Fla. — A Florida appeals panel on April 8 determined that a lower court erred in awarding monetary damages to insureds without recognizing the homeowners insurer’s right to withhold payment for the cost of subsurface repairs until the insureds entered into a contract for those repairs, further finding that the trial court also erred in awarding prejudgment interest (Citizens Property Insurance Corp. v. Daniel Blaha and Clyndon Blaha, No. 2D14-939, Fla. App., 2nd Dist.; 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 5399).

(Opinion available. Document #51-160414-014Z.)

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