Boyd & Jenerette Partner Testifies on Assignment of Benefits Abuse

February 14, 2019 by on News

Boyd & Jenerette Partner Kathryn M. Oughton testified before the Florida Legislature recently on behalf of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association Legislative Committee.

She testified on a Senate bill which would eliminate the one-way attorney's fees provision and curb assignment of benefits abuse in regard to "assignment of benefits" (AOB) litigation.

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Partner Kathryn Oughton

Kathryn M. Oughton
Partner / Practice Group Leader
Direct: 904.493.3767

About Kathryn M. Oughton:

Kathryn M. Oughton is a Partner and Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Property Damage Claims practice area. Kathryn’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on the defense of cases involving first party property claims. Other practice areas include automobile liability, premises liability, wrongful death, and bad faith and coverage issues.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Oughton worked for a state-wide defense firm where she served as head of the civil litigation department of the Jacksonville office focusing on automobile and trucking negligence, wrongful death, and premises liability.

Ms. Oughton presents seminars, presentations, and testimony on various topics to attorneys, adjusters, and legislators throughout the state.

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