11th Circ. Grants Geico New Trial In $5M Bad Faith Suit

By Jody Godoy (August 19, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit granted Geico General Insurance Co. a new trial in a bad faith suit on Wednesday, agreeing with the insurer that a Florida federal court shouldn't have blocked evidence about developments in insurance law that overturned the coverage ruling in the case.

The three-judge panel vacated a judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in favor of Esperanza Garcia, who represents the estate of a woman killed in a car accident with a Geico-insured driver in a car rented by someone else. The court said that Geico should have been able to tell the...

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