• Insurance/Ambiguity: insurance policy ambiguity must be construed against insurer and in favor of coverage without resort to consideration of extrinsic evidence – Washington Nat’l Ins. Corp. v. Ruderman, No. SC12-323 (Fla. July 3, 2013) (answering certified question from 11th Circuit)
  • Foreclosure Sale: proof of inadequate bid price is not a necessary requirement in an action to set aside judicial foreclosure sale but is only one of the equitable factors to be considered – Arsali v. Chase Home Finance, LLC, No. SC12-600 (Fla. July 11, 2013) (affirming judgment vacating foreclosure sale)
  • Implied Warranties: implied warranties of fitness and merchantability apply to subdivision improvements that supply essential services to home – Moronda Homes, Inc. of FL v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Ass’n, Inc., Nos. SC10–2292, SC10–2336 (Fla. July 11, 2013) (reversing summary judgment)
  • Service of Process/Publication: in face of borrower’s motion to dismiss for improper service, trial court required to hold evidentiary hearing to determine whether bank conducted adequate search to support service by publication – Peysina v. Deutsche Bank Nat. Trust Co., No. 3D13-16 (Fla. 3rd DCA July 10, 2013) (reversing foreclosure judgment)
  • Eviction: tenant contesting eviction is required to deposit rent into court registry under Fla. Stat. § 83.232 in any type of case involving claim of possession, in order to insure against tenant occupying property rent-free during pendency of lawsuit – Misha Enterprises v. GAR Enterprises, LLC, No. 4D11–3619 (Fla. 4th DCA July 10, 2013) (reversing summary judgment)