Appraisals Not Under Arbitration Code: Fla. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday said a lower court shouldn't have used Florida's arbitration code to confirm a $1 million insurance claim award a condominium association received against Citizens Property Insurance Corp. for hurricane-related damage because the code doesn't apply to appraisal awards.

The Third District Court of Appeal said that under Florida standards, Citizen's defenses against the appraisal award that the Mango Hill #6 Condominium Association Inc. received should have been addressed by a motion for summary judgment or a trial instead of a...
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