Biz Group Asks Fla. Justices To Ditch Geico Bad Faith Case

By Jeff Sistrunk (July 31, 2017, 9:10 PM EDT) -- A Florida business group urged the state's high court Monday to reject a challenge to an appellate panel's decision that Geico didn't act in bad faith by not settling claims against a policyholder later hit with an $8.7 million fatal-crash judgment, saying the panel's ruling doesn't directly conflict with any Sunshine State precedent.

In an amicus brief supporting Geico, the Florida Justice Reform Institute — which describes itself as a coalition of businesses and citizens aiming to promote "fair and equitable legal practices" and eliminate "wasteful civil litigation" — said the Florida Supreme Court shouldn't have agreed to review a state...

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