Fla. high court rules on appeals in sovereign-immunity cases

11/19/2012 | Republic (Columbus, Ind.), The

Florida-backed Citizens Property Insurance made a premature appeal after being denied sovereign immunity by a trial judge in a case related to Hurricane Ivan, the state Supreme Court has ruled. The decision is applicable only to bad-faith lawsuits against the insurer of last resort, according to the majority opinion. In a separate case, the high court unanimously agreed that public workers don't have to delay appeals pending the resolution of lawsuits if they claim that their individual immunity was denied.

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