On January 4, 2017, in Geico General Insurance Company v. Harvey (No. 4D15-4724), the Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court's denial of defendant's directed verdict motion in a third party insurance bad faith action, holding that the evidence did not establish that the insurer had acted in bad faith or that the insurer's actions caused the excess verdict. The insurance company had tendered the $100,000 policy limits to the decedent's estate 9 days after the fatal accident, but never complied with the additional request from the decedent's estate for a financial affidavit from the insured, resulting in the rejection of the tendered policy limits by the decedent's estate and an eventual jury award of $8.47 million.
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