Legal Alert: Fourth District Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Insurer Where Insureds Never Notified Carrier that They Disputed Its Payment Before They Filed Suit

By April 18, 2018 Legal Alerts

The Fourth District Court of Appeal issued its opinion in Goldman v. USAA, Case No. 4D17-1098 (Fla. 4 th DCA, April 18, 2018), which is a succinct, but very significant, first party case. In Goldman, the insureds suffered a plumbing leak and the insurer investigated the claim and issued payment. The insureds did not inform their carrier that they disputed the amount of the payment, but simply sued the carrier who promptly moved for compel appraisal.