Just when insurers saw signs that last year’s reform legislation may be having an impact on claims litigation, bad news appeared in the inbox Wednesday.

CaseGlide, the maker of litigation management software, which also tracks claims disputes, reported that the number of new litigated claims for the 17 largest P/C insurers in Florida were just under 4,600 in January – a 37% increase from December. That followed an almost steady decline from July’s high of 6,633 litigated claims, the company said.

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