TORTS: MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENCE; INSURANCE: UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE; CIVIL PROCEDURE: PROPOSAL FOR SETTLEMENT: PROPOSAL FOR SETTLEMENT WAS AMBIGUOUS AND UNENFORCEABLE BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF THE PROPOSAL IN WORDS WAS DIFFERENT FROM THE AMOUNT IN NUMERALS

Government Employees Insurance Company v. Ryan, ___ So. 3d ___, 40 Fla. L. Weekly D617 (Fla. 4th DCA March 11, 2015)

The plaintiff in an action for uninsured motorist benefits served a proposal for settlement that stated the amount of the proposal was “One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($50,000)” and that “[t]he total amount of this settlement shall not exceed $50,000.” The discrepancy between the amount of the proposal set forth in words and numerals rendered it ambiguous and unenforceable.

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