Reversing a lower court decision, a panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled companies that insure Florida physicians against medical malpractice lawsuits must settle cases in the best interest of the doctors — not their own.

“While the insurer must be given wide discretion in investigating a claim and making settlement decisions, it cannot act on its interests alone,” Judge Martha C. Warner wrote for a unanimous panel.

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