Fla. Bill Would Revamp Rules For Civil Suits Against Insurers

By Nathan Hale (February 20, 2013, 12:02 AM EST) -- A bill filed Friday in the Florida House of Representatives would update the state's rules for suits against insurers, requiring claimants to provide notice before filing common-law bad faith actions and setting new guidelines for resolving claims.

H.B. 813, filed by Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, is not the first to address the Florida statute regarding civil remedies against insurers. A nearly identical bill filed by Passidomo died in the Civil Justice Subcommittee last year, as did a similar bill in 2011. Other similar bills have also failed to make it through the senate in recent years.

Passidomo's newest bill says claimants...

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