In GEICO v. Ryan, No. 4D13-2615 (Fla. 4th DCA, Mar. 11, 2015), the Court reversed the Trial Court's award of attorney's fees in favor of the insured because the "Proposal for Settlement contains a patent ambiguity--spelling...more
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg cringes when interviewing a client and hearing the response “I have Full Coverage.” While it certainly beats “I have no coverage” or “I have minimum coverage”, it...more
Geico Gen. Ins. Co. v. Gould, No. 14-10913, 2014 WL 7013971 (11th Cir. Dec. 15, 2014) (per curium).
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a grant of summary judgment for an insurance company. It...more
In This Issue:
- District of South Carolina: No Support For Award of Punitive Damages Where Insured Failed To Prove Recklessness by Insurer
- Supreme Court of Missouri Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment for...more
This past year brought a number of important insurance decisions in Florida, some favorable to insurers and others that reaffirm the challenges for insurers litigating in Florida.
For example, after a broad statutory...more
Christina Elliott v. Geico Indemnity Company -
Court Of Appeal, Third Appellate District (November 19, 2014)-
In California, Uninsured Motorist (“UM”) Coverage and Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) Coverage are...more
In This Issue:
- Southern District of California Denies Motion to Dismiss Bad Faith Claim in Homeowners Policy Dispute
- Northern District of Indiana: No Bad Faith Where Insurer Has a Rational Basis for its...more
Cadle v. Geico Gen. Ins. Co., No. 6:13-CV-1591-ORL-31G, 2014 WL 4983746 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 6, 2014).
Middle District of Florida finds that insured’s bad faith claim for first-party failure to settle could not properly be...more
In Elliott v. GEICO (No. C072129, filed 11/19/14), a California appeals court held that an explanation of benefits form supplied with a motorcycle policy did not become part of the policy or expand the statutorily authorized...more
Judge Kathleen M. Williams of the Southern District of Florida handed GEICO a decisive victory on September 29, 2014, when she denied a renewed motion to certify a class of individuals who purportedly received robo-calls from...more
In a number of cases, the plaintiffs’ strategy in collective active litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act may fall into a familiar pattern: file the case, do minimal discovery, move for conditional certification under...more
In the recent decision of Schifino v. GEICO General Ins. Co. et al., 2013 WL 2404115 (W.D.Pa. 2013), and for the second time in less than a year, the district court for the Western District of Pennsylvania precluded a...more
It is almost Halloween, and chances are your neighborhood will be full of trick-or-treaters going door-to-door filling up their bags with treats of all kinds. Unfortunately, Halloween also is the night for tricks. One...more
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