Appeals Court Reverses In Part Couple’s Attorney Fee Award In Insurance Suit

(December 17, 2015, 9:28 AM EST) -- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A trial court judge in Florida improperly awarded a multiplier of 2 when awarding attorney fees to a couple who successfully defended a lawsuit from an insurance company accusing them of failing to notify it of previous claims they had filed when applying for a homeowners insurance policy, a state appellate panel ruled Nov. 20, holding that the case was not complicated enough to warrant the additional fees (Federated National Insurance Company v. William Joyce, et al., No. 5D15-1210, Fla. App., 5th Dist.; 2015 Fla. App. LEXIS 17421)....

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