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Mark A. Nation is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, and also in Business Litigation Law by the Florida Bar. Although there are about 100,000 attorneys in Florida, less than 100 hold these two Board Certifications...MORE

Category Archives: Assignments

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Insurance Company Not Allowed to Insert Term Prohibiting Assignment of Benefits in Policy

Posted in Assignments, Homeowners Insurance
In Security First Insurance Company v. State of Florida, Office of Insurance Regulation, 40 FLW D1449a (Fa. 1st DCA June 22, 2015), Security First sought to amend its insurance policy form to prohibit post-loss assignment of benefits without the insurer’s prior approval. ┬áSecurity First submitted its proposed policy form change to the Florida Office of… Continue Reading

Assignment of Insurance Proceeds to a Nonexistent Entity Not Valid

Posted in Assignments
In Progressive Express Insurance Company v. Hartley, ____ So.3d ____ (Fla. 5th DCA October 30, 2009), Progressive provided Hartley with PIP insurance.  Hartley was injured in an accident and sought treatment from Michael C. Durant, D.C.  Upon seeking treatment from Dr. Durant, Hartley executed an assignment of benefits to "Atlantic Coast Chiropractic Clinic."  From 1993 –… Continue Reading

Assignment of a Vague Assignment Approved

Posted in Assignments
In Gables Insurance Recovery, Inc. v. Seminole Casualty Insurance Company, 34 FLW D672 (Fla. 3rd DCA April 1, 2009), the PIP insured received medical care from Atlantic Medical Specialty, Inc. and executed a document titled "ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS/POLICY RIGHTS."  This document purported to assign the insured’s rights and benefits under her PIP policy to Atlantic although… Continue Reading