Will Fla. Abolish The Concurrent Cause Doctrine?

Law360, New York (September 21, 2015, 10:40 AM EDT) -- On Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, the Supreme Court of Florida heard oral arguments in Sebo v. American Home Assurance Company. The issue raised in Sebo is whether the Supreme Court should abolish the long-standing "concurrent cause doctrine" in all first party property insurance matters. The concurrent cause doctrine holds that when a property loss can be attributed to multiple independent perils, one or more of which is covered and one or more of which is excluded, the loss will be covered....

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