June 1, 2023 | Announcements

Joshua Canton Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law

Joshua Canton, managing partner of the firm’s Tallahassee office, has achieved Board Certification in Civil Trial Law by The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education.  Board certification identifies lawyers with specialized knowledge, skills and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics. Board certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar. Of Florida’s more than 107,000 lawyers, less than 1% are board certified in Civil Trial Law. 

May 19, 2023 | Verdicts and Settlements

Hinda Klein Obtains Reversal of a Directed Verdict on Causation

Hinda Klein, head of the firm’s appellate division, was successful in obtaining a reversal of a directed verdict on causation in a case before the new Sixth District Court of Appeal.  The case involved a 24-year-old Plaintiff who was in an accident with our client and claimed to have suffered serious low back injuries.  The Plaintiff did not complain of back pain in the emergency room, did not seek medical attention for his back pain for about 18 days after the accident and was previously and subsequently engaged in rowing crew competitively.  In addition, the Plaintiff had consulted a chiropractor before the accident for low back pain and did not complete his course of treatment.  The trial court directed a verdict against the defense on the ground that no expert testified that the Plaintiff had not suffered some injury in the accident. 

May 15, 2023 | Verdicts and Settlements

Summary Judgment Obtained in Premises Liability Case

Conroy Simberg partner Atheseus R. Lockhart and associate Aaron Zeilberger  recently received summary judgment in favor of their client in a premises liability action. The owner of the property rented the home to a tenant who installed a rope swing without the knowledge of the homeowner. The tenant invited friends to the residence and a child was hurt after the swing broke and the child fell on exposed tree roots. Defense theories include lack of control or possession of the property at the time of the incident and exposed roots were an open and obvious condition and not an unknown danger.

May 12, 2023 | Legal Alerts

Using Cybersecurity in Insurance Fraud Investigations

In the past, insurance fraud detection consisted of employees manually poring over data and investigating potentially fraudulent claims. While the human element was sometimes effective, many instances of fraud got past gatekeepers and cost insurance companies large amounts of money. As insurance fraudsters have gotten more sophisticated, insurance companies have needed to stay one step ahead of them. At the very minimum, they need to keep pace with modern criminality.