This insurance program provides coverage for the payment of court awarded attorney fees when the University is involved in a legal proceeding in which the University is not the prevailing party and the Courts have awarded that the University be responsible for the payment of the other party's attorney fees. This insurance is mandatory and provided by the Department of Management Services.
An annual premium assessment is charged, weighted by the University loss experience, to each department having a court awarded attorney fee paid. Questions concerning premiums may be directed to the business manager of Environmental Health and Safety at 644-6898.
This policy protects Florida State University from the payment of attorney fees awarded by the judicial system related to various types of claims.