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PARADISE DIVERS, INC. v. ACE AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANY

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Case Number: 
4:08-cv-10116 Search Pacer
ACE Group party(s): 
Opposing Party: 
Paradise DIvers, Inc.
Court Type: 
Federal
US District Court: 
Southern District of Florida
Date Filed: 
Dec 31 2008

"STATUTORY BAD FAITH

...92. The actions of ACE and its agents and predecessors in interest, including but not limited to its failure to pay Kevin Upmal's medical bills pre-suit, as well as its failure to attempt to resolve Upmal's maintenance and cure claim against Paradise Divers prior to his filing suit, resulted in Kevin Upmal's suing Paradise Divers and seeking damages far in excess of approximately $45,000 which was owed in medical bills.
93. ACE's failure to settle or even to attempt to settle these claims violated Fla. Stat. §624.155 and constituted statutory bad faith under Florida law....
101. As a result of ACE's bad faith in the handling of Upmal's claim, Paradise Divers sustained extensive damages including but not limited to lost revenues, costs and attorney's fees, and the ultimate loss of its business."

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