Insurer says there is no coverage for $11.8 million wrongful death verdict

By Emily Finallyger (August 5, 2022, 6:46 PM EDT) – A Florida construction and landscaping company is not covered for an $11.8 million jury verdict in the wrongful deaths of four women, the company’s insurer said in federal court in Florida, arguing that it did the right thing in trying to settle the lawsuit within the policy’s $1 million limit.

The National Indemnity Company of the South, a unit of Berkshire Hathaway, filed for summary judgment on Thursday, asking the court to find that it had fulfilled its duty in good faith to its insured, Discount Rock & Sand, in handling a lawsuit for wrongful death involving four women who died in a 2018 multi-vehicle crash attempting to…

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