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Mark A. Nation is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Although there are about 100,000 attorneys in Florida, only about 1% are Certified as Civil Trial Attorneys...MORE

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Title Insurer’s E & O Carrier Does Not Have to Defend Claim for Misappropriation of Funds

Posted in Errors and Omissions Coverage, Intentional Misconduct
In Chicago Title Insurance Company v. Northland Insurance Company, ____ So.3d ____ (Fla. 4th DCA March 3, 2010), an attorney acting on behalf of a title company misappropriated funds that were intended to be used to satisfy a mortgage.  As a result, Chicago Title had to pay to satisfy the mortgage.  Chicago Title then sued the… Continue Reading

No E & O Coverage for Action by Salesman Against HMO TPA

Posted in Errors and Omissions Coverage, Intentional Misconduct
In a decision which the 2nd DCA calls "self-evident," a third-party administrator ("TPA") for an HMO was sued by one of its salesman where the salesman alleged the TPA "embarked upon a deliberate plan to interfere in the relationship between Thomas [the salesman] and its customers, designed to drive those customers away."  The TPA submitted the defense and… Continue Reading