Supreme Court issues long-awaited decision on whether an insured may recover consequential damages, over and above damages covered under the policy, in a breach of contract claim against an insurer
January 21, 2021 Legal Alerts
Today the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in Citizens Property Ins. Corp. v. Manor House, Case No. SC19-1394 (Fla., Jan. 21, 2021) in which the Court answered a certified question from the Fifth District Court of Appeal. In Manor House, the Fifth District asked the Supreme Court: In a first-party breach of insurance contract action brought by an insured against its insurer, not involving suit under section 624.155, Florida Statutes, does Florida law allow the insured to recover extra-contractual, consequential damages? The Supreme Court answered that question in the negative.