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  • Florida Third DCA affirms summary judgment for defendant insurance company in PIP lawsuit, finding that the plaintiff’s pre-suit demand letter was statutorily deficient

    On February 24, 2021, in Rivera v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, No. 3D21-27, the Florida Third DCA affirmed a county court’s final judgment for the defendant insurance company in a PIP case...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that PIP policy issued by defendant insurer plainly limited medical provider reimbursement to 80% of statutory fee schedule

    On September 23, 2020, in Plantation Open MEI, LLC., et al. v. Infinity Indemnity Insurance Company, et al., the Florida Fourth DCA affirmed a summary...

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  • Florida First DCA rules that PIP statute does not create a private cause of action for an insured to challenge the reasonableness of a health care provider’s charges

    On March 12, 2020, in MacNeil v. Crestview Hospital Corporation, No. 1D18-1958, the Florida First DCA affirmed a trial court ruling dismissing the plaintiff’s putative class action ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA rules that Florida’s PIP statute does not preclude an insurer from limiting its reimbursement to 80% of the total billed amount even when the amount billed is less than the statutory fee schedule

    On December 20, 2019, in Geico Indemnity Company v. Accident & Injury Clinic, No. 5D19-1409, the Florida Fifth DCA concluded that that Florida’s PIP statute ...

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  • Florida Second DCA finds that county school board was not exempt from PIP insurer’s reimbursement demand for benefits paid to injured school bus passengers

    On May 24, 2019, in Lee County School Board v. State Farm , No. 2D17-4595, the Florida Second DCA affirmed a trial court order finding the Lee County School Board and its insurer liable to State Farm ...

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  • 6 Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season
    6 Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season

    Hurricane season is upon us and it is important to be prepared in order to protect yourself and your family from these potentially destructive and dangerous storms. Here are some crucial tips that ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court resolves DCA conflict, rules that PIP insurer must apply PIP deductible before reduction based on statutory schedule of maximum charges

    On December 28, 2018, in Progressive Select Insurance Company v. Florida Hospital Medical Center , No. SC18-278, the Florida Supreme Court resolved a conflict between the Fourth and Fifth DCAs, ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirms district court's denial of summary judgment based on qualified immunity to officer who tased plaintiff four times for failing to obey roadside instructions

    On September 12, 2018, in Glasscox v. City of Argo , No. 16-16804, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s denial of the defendant police officer’s motion for summary ...

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  • Florida Second DCA rules that State Farm PIP policy's election to limit reimbursement payments for medical expenses to schedule of maximum charges was enforceable

    On May 18, 2018, in State Farm v. MRI Associates of Tampa, No. 2D16-4036, the Florida Second DCA reversed a trial court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendant, concluding that the State Farm PIP ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that PIP insurers must reduce a provider's charges to statutory permissive fee schedule before applying deductible, certifies conflict with Fifth DCA

    On March 14, 2018, in State Farm v. Care Wellness Center , No. 4D16-2254, the Florida Fourth DCA ruled that PIP insurers must reduce a provider’s charges under the statutory permissive fee schedule, ...

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