A Florida federal court recently ruled that third-party beneficiaries under an insurance contract were not entitled to attorney fees under Fla. Stat. § 627.428 where they were not named in the insurance contract. In Conyers et al. v. Balboa Insurance Company, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42340 (M.D. Fla., Mar. 26, 2013) (Hernandez Covington, J.),

In 2008, the New York Court of Appeals decided the companion cases of Bi-Economy Market, Inc. v. Harleysville Ins. Co., 10 N.Y. 3d 187) (2008) and Panasia Estates, Inc. v. Hudson Insurance Co., 10 N.Y. 3d 200 (2008), which held that “consequential damages resulting from a breach of the covenant of good faith and