Archive by Month: December 2014

Florida Supreme Court addresses scope of "Coverage B", Employers' Liability Coverage, finding it mutually exclusive of Workers' Compensation coverage

Posted in Newsletters - 2014 on December 4, 2014

On December 4, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in Morales v. Zenith Ins. Co., Case No. SC13-696, a case certified to the Court by the federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.  In Morales, Santana Morales, Jr. was crushed to death by a palm tree while working for his employer Lawns Nursery.  His widow settled his workers' compensation claim with Lawns and its workers' compensation/employers’ liability insurance carrier, Zenith.  The settlement contained a release expressly electing workers' compensation as Morales' sole remedy under the Zenith policy.

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