by R. Hugh Lumpkin and Alex Stern
Lawsuits bring stress, anxiety, and the threat of financial ruin. To respond to this threat, responsible people and businesses purchase some form of liability insurance. Liability insurance entitles the policyholder to two important promises. First, the insurer will indemnify the policyholder by paying for covered losses falling within the policy’s limits. Second, the insurer will provide the policyholder with a defense from a lawsuit potentially covered by the policy. This second promise, known as an insurer’s “duty to defend,” typically includes appointment of counsel and payment of attorneys’ fees and other legal costs incurred in the policyholder’s defense. Liability insurance is sometimes referred to as litigation insurance because liability policies, in addition to indemnifying loss, are designed to “protect the insured from the expense of defending suits."
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Mission Accomplished (or, at Least, Begun)
by Gregory W. Coleman
Environmental and Land Use Law
Can a Washington State Statute Cure Florida’s Local Government Exposure Under Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District?
by Sidney F. Ansbacher
Owners for Tax Purposes Only: The Equitable Ownership Doctrine and Ad Valorem Taxation of Long-Term Leasehold Interests
by Steven M. Hogan
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
New Condominium Exemption to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act
by Richard Linquanti and William P. Sklar
Volume 89, No.3
Florida’s First-Party Uninsured Motorist Bad-Faith Doctrine Needs a Pit Stop - by Anthony Hearn
“I’ll Be Watching You”: The Florida Voyeurism Offense - by Richard J. Sanders (February)
Medicaid Lien Reduction: Is It Possible? - by Gerald D. Schackow and Brian G. Schackow (February)