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How Fla. Insurers Can Deal With Bad Faith Claims: Part 1

Law360, New York (April 6, 2017, 2:37 PM EDT) -- The Florida standard jury instruction regarding insurers' bad faith states: "Bad faith on the part of an insurance company is failing to settle a claim when, under all the circumstances, it could and should have done so, had it acted fairly and honestly towards its insured and with due regard for its interests." Fla. Std. Jury Instr. (Civ.) 404.4. However, this standard is rarely so clear cut in practice. Developments in case law have made this area of insurance law increasingly complex. As an inevitable result,...
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