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Shifting Focus: Examining Changes to Florida's Insurance Fee Shifting Statute

Florida Insurance Laws and Regulations:

Florida’s Senate Bill 76 went into effect July 1, 2021. It dramatically shifted how certain claimants recover attorney’s fees in both commercial and residential property insurance cases, while simultaneously including specific notice requirements as a prerequisite to filing suit. The new sliding scale of determining fees and 10-day notice requirements as a prerequisite to filing suit against an insurer may have created more hurdles to just and equitable recovery for policyholders. 

This article was published in the Collier County Bar Association's Adverse Witness newsletter. Click here to read the full article. 


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