Shareholders Bruno Renda and Helaine S. Goodner, and Senior Associate Mallory A. Sullivan represented J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. in a Florida state court action that is part of an increasing insurance litigation trend to implicate large motor carriers when small carriers have limited commercial auto and primary coverage and do not carry excess coverage.
“Plaintiffs are starting to find creative ways to rope into these lawsuits deep pocket brokers - like J.B. Hunt - even though brokers have no significant role on the actual transportation of the freight they broker out to motor carriers,” Renda said. “Brokers around the state being targeted in personal injury cases like this will want to cite this ruling to get out of cases.”
The Florida state court judge granted summary judgment in favor of Fowler White client, J.B. Hunt.
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