The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee, in consultation with the Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, is working on an interim project relating to insurance bad faith in preparation for the 2012 Regular Legislative Session.
The Committee staff is seeking input from interested parties to identify and address problems relating to bad faith. They are looking for data and information such as, but not limited to:
- Time spent on investigation of insurance claims
- Time between opening and closing claims
- Degree of attorney involvement in claims
- Loss-adjustment expenses
- Frequency and content of demand letters and responses to demand letter
- Frequency of settling claims
- Insurance claim amounts paid
- Number of notices of violation filed under s. 624.155(3), F.S.
- Number and amount of bad faith lawsuits/judgments paid, active or anticipated
- Any significant court decisions, such as Berges v. Infinity Ins. Co., 896 So.2d 665 (Fla. 2005) impacting the evolution of bad faith
The deadline for submitting this data to the Committee staff is August 19, 2011. Please forward any data or information you wish to provide relating to the above to Katie Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate as soon as possible.
To view the complete 2012 Senate Interim Work Plan, click here. The bad faith project begins on Page 136 of the Work Plan (Page 145 of the PDF document).
Should you have any questions or comments please contact Colodny, Fass, Talenfeld, Karlinsky & Abate.