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2005 Florida Statutes

Section 627.6698, Florida Statutes 2005

627.6698  Attorney's fees.--

(1)  Upon the rendition of a judgment by any of the courts of this state against an insurer and in favor of any resident of this state who is one of a group of persons insured under a master group health insurance policy executed by the insurer and covering residents of this state, whether issued or delivered inside or outside this state, the trial court or, in the event of an appeal in which the insured prevails, the appellate court shall award the insured a reasonable attorney's fee. However, attorney's fees shall not be allowed if the suit was commenced prior to the expiration of 60 days after proof of the claim was duly filed with the insurer.

(2)  When so awarded, the attorney's fee shall be included in the judgment or decree rendered in the case.

History.--ss. 2, 3, ch. 87-278; s. 114, ch. 92-318.