Fla. High Court Probing Judge Over $14.5M Insurance Deal

Law360, Miami (July 30, 2013, 3:08 PM EDT) -- Florida's Judicial Qualifications Commission on Monday launched an investigation into charges against a Broward County judge related to her involvement as an attorney in a $14.5 million settlement with the Progressive Casualty Insurance Co. over personal injury protection and bad faith claims.

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday designated the inquiry into the conduct of Judge Laura Marie Watson, originally filed July 24, as a high-profile case, citing significant public and media interest. While the case does not involve Watson's actions on the bench, the charges...
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