Fla. Justices Set To Tackle Citizens' Delay Damages Clash

Law360 (September 4, 2020, 4:21 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a policyholder alleging a breach of its policy — but not bad faith — can pursue damages beyond the policy limits for an insurer's delay in paying a claim, in a high-stakes coverage dispute involving state-backed insurer Citizens Insurance Corp.

Here, Law360 breaks down the case in advance of the hearing.

What's At Stake

Citizens is seeking to upend a state appeals court's May 2019 decision permitting a trio of apartment building owners to seek "consequential damages" in the form of lost rental income based on the insurer's alleged breach of...

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