Monday, February 25, 2013
The case involves Great American assurance Company's use of a single law firm to defend the University of Florida and MagiCamp, which ran a summer swim camp for children on the UM campus.
The suit was brought by the parents of an injured child.
The court held that there is a disqualifying conlict between the two defendant clients as they blame each other for negligence.
A dissent states that "[t] he court today opens a new frontier in insurance litigation of benefit only to the legal profession."
According to the dissent, the case involves obnly a conflict among insureds and would affirm summary judgment to the insurancr company. (Mike Frisch)