Auto Insurer's Fraud Claim Against Atty Revived

Law360, New York (October 29, 2010, 2:18 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court has reversed the dismissal of an automobile insurer's fraud and restitution claims against a law firm it accuses of prosecuting personal injury protection benefits claims on behalf of unconsenting clients.

United Automobile Insurance Co.'s claims against the Law Offices of Michael I. Libman are distinct from the issues in underlying personal injury claims, according to an opinion issued Wednesday by a three-judge panel in the Third District Court of Appeal, State of Florida.

Prior to the insurer's filing suit against Libman, he...
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