An order denying a motion for attorney’s fees is generally reviewed under a de novo standard of appellate review. In a recent case I wrote about dealing with a coverage dispute between an insured and a property insurer, both the insured and insurer moved for attorney’s fees after the jury’s verdict.
In this case, the insured moved for attorney’s fees pursuant to statute — Florida Statute s. 627.428. The trial court denied the insured’s motion. The insurer moved for attorney’s fees pursuant to a proposal for settlement / offer of judgment it served under Florida Statute s. 768.79. The trial court denied the insurer’s motion too. Both orders were appealed and reviewed by the appellate court under a de novo standard of appellate review.
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