Fla. Court Nixes Coverage For Mushrooming Attys' Fees

Law360, New York (October 31, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed a summary judgment ruling requiring Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Co. to pay more than $114,000 in attorneys' fees and costs tied to litigation between its policyholder and a customer over alleged faulty workmanship — a dispute that was initially worth $438.

According to the decision, a lower court erred when it awarded summary judgment and $114,268 in attorneys' fees and costs to policyholder Advanced Cooling and Heating Inc., which filed a lawsuit over a customer's decision to stop payment...
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