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Appellate Ruling Upends Bad Faith Law, Fla. Justices Told

Law360, New York (April 28, 2017, 9:15 PM EDT) -- Infinity Indemnity Insurance Co. on Thursday urged Florida's high court to review an appellate decision reviving a bad faith lawsuit brought by a victim of a car crash involving Infinity's policyholder, saying the ruling flouts precedent by erasing the requirement that an insurer's bad faith conduct exposes its insured to liability exceeding policy limits.

In a petition for review filed with the Florida Supreme Court, Infinity argued that a Third District Court of Appeal panel's 2-1 decision reversing the dismissal of a bad faith action against the...
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