FPCA: Second Judicial Circuit Court Issues Final Judgment in Public Adjuster Case; Decision Appealed

May 17, 2010


Florida Property and Casualty Association Members:

The Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit for Leon County, Florida, issued its final judgment on May 7, 2010 in Frederick Kortum v. Alex Sink, finding in favor of the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) and upholding section 626.854(6), Florida Statutes.  The court held that the 48-hour solicitation ban on public adjusters is constitutional.  A notice of appeal of the court’s decision was filed on May 10, 2010. 

A copy of the court’s opinion and an analysis prepared by Colodny Fass are attached.   Colodny Fass will continue to monitor the case and provide updates.  

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Katie Webb (kwebb@cftlaw.com) at Colodny Fass.