Supreme Court issues long-awaited decision on whether an insured may recover consequential damages, over and above damages covered under the policy, in a breach of contract claim against an insurer

January 21, 2021 Legal Alerts

Today the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in Citizens Property Ins. Corp. v. Manor House, Case No. SC19-1394 (Fla., Jan. 21, 2021) in which the Court answered a certified question from the Fifth District Court of Appeal. In Manor House, the Fifth District asked the Supreme Court: In a first-party breach of insurance contract action brought by an insured against its insurer, not involving suit under section 624.155, Florida Statutes, does Florida law allow the insured to recover extra-contractual, consequential damages? The Supreme Court answered that question in the negative. 

New Summary Judgment Standard Effective May 1, 2021

January 6, 2021 Legal Alerts

On December 31, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court, on its own motion, issued an amendment to the summary judgment standard, effective May 1, 2021.  The Court adopted the summary judgment standard utilized by federal courts, which has been adopted by a majority of the state courts. 

Conroy Simberg Tallahassee Office Spreads Holiday Cheer

December 28, 2020 News Coverage

Conroy Simberg’s Tallahassee office shared the spirit of giving this holiday season by collecting food and monetary donations for underprivileged families in the Tallahassee and surrounding areas. 

The firm partnered with The Big Bend Homeless Coalition who specializes in preventing and ending family, veteran, and chronic homelessness.  They provide shelter, housing, and the motivation to stay housed via community services coordination to assist with education, employment, health, and independence goals. To learn more about the BBHC programs, visit www.bigbendhc.org.