CIVIL PROCEDURE: SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION: AMOUNT IN CONTROVERSY: DECLARATORY JUDGMENTS: INSURANCE COVERAGE: POLICY LIMITS: COST OF DEFENSE

Elisias v. GEICO General Insurance Company, ___ So. 3d ___, 38 Fla. L. Weekly D1630 (Fla. 4th DCA July 31, 2013)

The insurance company prevailed in an action for declaratory judgment to determine whether its liability policy extended coverage to its insured in a third party case.  On appeal, the insured contended that the circuit court lacked subject matter … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

INSURANCE: UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE: OFFER OF JUDGMENT IN EXCESS OF POLICY LIMITS: CONDITIONAL JUDGMENT OF ATTORNEY’S FEES

Government Employees Insurance Company v. King, ___ So. 3d ___, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D969 (Fla. 2d DCA 5/6/11)

The plaintiffs in an action for uninsured motorist benefits filed offers of judgment in excess of the policy limits.  The judgment for the husband would have entitled him to attorney’s fees but for the fact that the judgment was limited to … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...