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Providing Insight Into Florida Insurance Law and Litigation

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: Duty to Defend and Indemnify

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The Duty to Defend

Posted in Duty to Defend and Indemnify
On June 4, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued an opinion discussing whether an insurance company had a duty to defend a construction defect claim brought against its insured. The Insured was a contractor on a condominium project.  The condo owner sent the Insured a notice of claim… Continue Reading

4th DCA Finds State Farm Has a Duty to Defend Defamation Lawsuit Against Insured

Posted in Coverage Questions, Duty to Defend and Indemnify
In Segal v. State Farm Florida Insurance Company, ____ So.3d ____ (Fla. 4th DCA 2010), the insured  was sued for "knowingly and/or negligently" making defamatory statements.  The insured sent the lawsuit to State Farm asking State Farm to defend her in the lawsuit and ultimately indemnify her if she was found liable.  State Farm provided the insured with homeowner’s insurance… Continue Reading