Fla. Ruling May Be Death Knell For Bad Faith Claims

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT) -- Insureds angling to bring bad faith claims in Florida face a tougher road after the state's high court ruled Thursday in a condominium association's dispute with QBE Insurance Corp. that policyholders cannot pursue common law claims against insurers for violating an implied warranty of good faith and fair dealing.

At the Eleventh Circuit's urging, the Florida Supreme Court cleared up several questions of state law, including whether Florida law recognizes a claim for breach of the implied warranty of good faith and fair dealing by a...
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