Orkin Exterminating Co., Inc. v. Delguidice

790 So. 2d 1158 (Fla. 5th DCA 2001)

Homeowners sued the client, a pest control company, for “ stigma” damages arising from the treatment of their home for termites although the damage to the home had been repaired by the pest control company. Appeal followed a $300,000 verdict for the Plaintiffs. The appellate court reversed the jury verdict finding that “stigma” damages were not recoverable and that damages were limited to repair and replacement or diminution of the home’s value. In post appellate motions, the client sought and won recovery of its attorneys fees from the Plaintiffs.
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