Florida Panel Reverses Ruling In Part In Sinkhole Coverage Dispute

Mealey's (July 11, 2016, 11:59 AM EDT) -- LAKELAND, Fla. — A Florida appeals panel held July 6 that a lower court erred in awarding $233,610.02 in damages payable directly to insureds without regard for an insurance policy's loss settlement provision as to subsurface repair, reversing the lower court’s ruling in part (Citizens Property Insurance Corp. v. James Stieben, et al., No. 2D14-4412, Fla. App., 2nd Dist.; 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 10296).

(Opinion available. Document #51-160714-018Z.)

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. appealed the Pasco County, Fla., Circuit Court’s final judgment awarding $233,610.02 to its insureds...
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