Bad Faith Ruling in Florida Could Spell Trouble For Insurers

A recent ruling from the state’s highest court may make it even tougher for insurers to defend against “bad faith” claims, even when the insurer has paid 100% of an insurance policy’s limits. The ruling concerns an $8.4 million dollar verdict that was returned by a  Palm Beach County jury even though the policy limit was only $100,000 and the insurer tendered the full amount eight days after an automobile accident.