Matthew Scarborough

Insurance Defense

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: June 1, 2018
Note: This article is part of an ongoing series discussing recent appellate decisions of interest. From Florida’s Supreme Court Ochoa v. Koppel: A commonly encountered tactic in response to service of a proposal for settlement is to a motion for extension of time prior to expiration of 30 day acceptance window.  The argument presented being that until the motion for extension of…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: February 6, 2013
Culpepper Kurland law firm long on image, short on trials By Steve Nohlgren, Times Staff Writer In Print: Sunday, January 27, 2013 It was a minor rear-end collision with no obvious injuries. But when a Sebring jury finally had its say last month, that 3-year-old fender bender created a legal milestone. The Tampa law firm of Culpepper Kurland at last…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: January 28, 2013
The general standard in most states for proving duty of an insurance agent is outlined below in Merriam: absence of circumstances indicating the insurance agent has assumed a duty beyond the procurement of the coverage requested by the client, the insurance agent has no obligation to advise a client regarding additional coverage or risk management. The key to a successful…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: January 15, 2013
Hulk Hogan Wrestles With Laser Spine Center in Lawsuit Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan claims in a medical malpractice lawsuit that a Florida-based surgery company that advertises on the Internet and television persuaded him to undergo a half-dozen “unnecessary and ineffective” spinal operations, worsening his back problems. Hogan, whose real name is Terry G. Bollea, seeks $50 million for lost work…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: November 25, 2012
In Clarke v. State Farm, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2540, 4th DCA, October 31, 2012, the Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's order granting State Farm's  motion for summary judgment on a coverage action.  State Farm argued its insuring agreement which defined bodily injury to exclude: "any of the following which are communicable: disease, bacteria, parasite, virus, or other…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: November 20, 2012
The Fourth DCA in Slominski v. Citizens Insurance, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2339, October 3, 2012 determined a summary judgment for the insurer was proper when they established "prejudice".  The insured filed a claim three and one half years post Hurricane Wilma.  Citizens denied the claim asserting the damages could not be related to the Hurricane and the policy required "prompt…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: November 19, 2012
The Fourth DCA in James v. Veneziano, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2338, Oct 3,2012 held that while a Defendant'a medical records showing  health problems in the form of a brain tumor causing memory issues may have to be examined by the court, they can't be produced unless and until the court has an "in camera" inspection. The inspection is to determine…Read More