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Miami insurer sues city over Joe Carollo’s legal fees

by The 100 Companies

An insurance company is suing Miami in federal court to reclaim funds from – and stop future payments for – the legal costs of defending Commissioner Joe Carollo.

QBE Specialty Insurance Co. wants $5 million, most of which it paid Miami this year for expenses from five lawsuits a pair of local businessmen filed against Carollo for harassment and First Amendment violations.

The company says it has “no duty” to cover Carollo’s defense, citing a 1989 Florida Supreme Court denial that reasoned no one should “be able to insure against (their) own intentional misconduct.”

Carollo lost a $63.5 million judgment last year.

– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics

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