The Cincinnati Insurance Company v. Cannon Ranch Partners, Inc., ___ So. 3d ___, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2190 (Fla. 2d DCA October 17, 2014)
The appellate court reversed an order denying the insurance company’s motion to compel appraisal and abate the insured’s lawsuit for breach of contract. The appraisal provision of the policy was not rendered unenforceable by the insurer’s retention of the right to deny the insured’s claim. In this case, the parties disagreed on the appropriate method to repair sinkhole damage and the cost of restoration. The court held that this was a valuation issue subject to appraisal.