• Great News Regarding Chapter 558 Defense Costs: The Supreme Court of Florida Ruled That Chapter 558 Is A “Suit” Under Standard Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies
  • January 5, 2018 | Authors: Adam P. Handfinger; Meredith Nelson Reynolds
  • Law Firm: Peckar & Abramson A Professional Corporation - Miami Office
  • Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is proud to represent the Appellant, Altman Contractors, Inc., in an appeal pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit adverse to Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company. Today, December 14, 2017, and following oral arguments, the Florida Supreme Court held that the pre-suit notice of claim process under Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes is a “suit” as defined by standard Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies, and thus, could require insurance companies to provide their insured contractors a defense through that process and prior to the commencement of formal litigation or arbitration.