Fla. Appeals Court Nixes Atty Fees For Zurich In Caustic Fight

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 4:19 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling that Zurich U.S. cannot recover attorneys' fees from insurance agent FalconTrust Group Inc. in a bitter multimillion-dollar battle over commissions that ended with each side claiming victory and instigated efforts by FalconTrust to revoke Zurich's license in Florida.

Without writing an opinion, a three-judge panel unanimously affirmed the lower court's decision denying Zurich's request for attorneys' fees, following its holding that the insurer owed more than $1.9 million to FalconTrust — an amount that was determined after...
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