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February 6, 2019
American Southern Home Insurance Company v. Louis Philip Lentini, etc.
In 2015, Michael Lentini died in a motorcycle accident. His estate filed a claim with American Southern Home Insurance Company to collect on a specialty collector vehicle insurance policy purchased by Mr. Lentini for his 1992 Corvette. American Southern denied the claim because Mr. Lentini was not in the Corvette when the accident occurred. Mr. Lentini’s estate filed a lawsuit in response to the claim denial, and the trial court ruled in favor of American Southern. On appeal, the Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed the trial court and determined that Florida Law provides uninsured motorist coverage to the insured rather than the covered vehicle. American Southern asked this Court to review the decision arguing it conflicts with a previous decision of this Court.
Appearance for Petitioner: Raoul G. Cantero of White & Case LLP, Miami, 305-371-2700
Appearance for Respondent: John N. Bogdanoff of The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm, Orlando, 407-377-6870