The Current Status Of Florida's Concurrent Cause Doctrine

Law360, New York (December 22, 2016, 4:33 PM EST) -- On Dec. 1, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court issued Sebo v. American Home Assurance Company Inc., Case No. SC14-897, 2016 WL 7013859 (Fla. 2016), expressly approving the Third District Court of Appeal’s decision in Wallach v. Rosenberg, 527 So. 2d 1386 (Fla. 3d DCA 1988) and quashing the Second District Court of Appeal’s decision in American Home Assurance Co. v. Sebo, 141 So. 3d 195 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013). By agreeing with the Third District’s conclusion and rejecting the Second District’s conflicting opinion, the Florida Supreme Court adopted the “concurrent cause doctrine” in evaluating certain claims under all-risk property insurance policies....

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