2017 Annual Claims Management Seminar

By January 25, 2017 Events

Save The Date 

Friday, May 05, 2017 

Conroy Simberg is excited to bring you its 29th Annual Claims Management Seminar. This year we are combining our two seminars into one seminar to be held in Orlando at the Rosen Centre Hotel. 

9840 International Drive 
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 996-9840

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Conroy Simberg is pleased to announce that Seth Goldberg has become an equity partner in the firm

By January 25, 2017 Announcements

Seth Goldberg has been with the firm since 1995 and practices in the firm’s Hollywood office. He has a diverse trial practice representing insurance companies and has tried cases throughout Florida. He is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts and the United States District for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.

Seth earned his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Nova Southeastern University and his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University.

 

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Final Summary Judgment Obtained in Favor of a Marina

By January 5, 2017 Newsletters - 2017

Joseph M. Sette, a partner, and Andrew S. Bruce, an associate, in our Fort Myers office, recently obtained final summary judgment in favor of a marina.

The matter arose from the Plaintiff docking his 110 foot motor yacht at the Defendants’ marina and leaving the yacht unattended for a period of six months.  Upon return, the Plaintiff found that a non-marina employee, to whom the Plaintiff had provided keys to the vessel, had stolen numerous personal items from the vessel, removed the navigation equipment, and stripped the vessel of numerous structural components allowing water infiltrate the hull and causing the proliferation of black mold throughout the vessel which was alleged to cause the Plaintiff’s toxic mold sickness.  Thereafter, the Plaintiff encountered another individual attempting to remove items from the deck of the boat and a physical altercation ensued in which the Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries including injuries to his cervical spine, right knee, right ankle, both hands, both wrists, lost teeth and a fractured jaw. The Plaintiff alleged the Defendant failed to maintain the marina in a reasonably safe condition, allowed a dangerous condition to exist, failed to warn of the dangerous condition, unlawfully seized the Plaintiff’s zodiac, and allowed the Plaintiff’s 110 foot motor yacht to be vandalized and take on water leading to the sinking of the vessel. Plaintiff incurred over $150,000.00 in medical specials, $180,000.00 in wage loss and over $3,000,000.00 in claimed property damage.  

The Defendant sought summary judgment and entitlement to attorney’s fees and costs based on the Boat Space rental agreement which contained a hold harmless and indemnification clause in favor of the marina. The trial court granted final summary judgment and entitlement to fees and costs in the Defendants favor. 

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Quarterly Newsletter - Winter 2016

By December 20, 2016 Newsletters - 2016

We are pleased to announce that our 2016 Winter e-Newsletter has been published. Please take a few minutes to read it as it contains resource information on new case law updates, including liability insurance and workers’ compensation topics. The e-Newsletter also provides updates on individual and collective results secured by Conroy Simberg. Please check back often for news about our caseload and successes.

For additional information on a specific topic within the e-newsletter, please contact us at: csg@conroysimberg.com

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Defense Verdict Obtained in Homeowner’s Insurance Breach of Contract Hail Case

By December 12, 2016 Newsletters - 2016

On December 7, 2016 – (Flagler County, FL) Robert Horwitz and Jeffrey Blaker were successful in defending a homeowner insurance breach of contract action where the insured sought a total roof replacement and interior ensuing damages as result of an alleged 2013 hail storm.  The trial included extensive expert testimony involving competing scientific evidence on the formation, tracking and severity of storms/hail, as well as forensic evaluation by licensed roofing contractors on roof damage to determine cause and origin.  The defense was successful in establishing through an expert meteorologist that little to no hail fell at or near the insured’s home during the storm.  In addition, the defense was able to use its roofing expert to explain the alleged damage to the roof as not related to any storm/hail event during the policy term and the fact the roof was not in need of replacement. The Jury determined there was no sudden and accidental  loss to property during the policy term. 

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