Posted in Announcements on June 25, 2015
Conroy Simberg is pleased to announce that the firm is listed in the Top Law Firm category and three of its South Florida partners have been included in the 2015 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide. The Top Lawyer and Top Law Firm listings are published annually and are based on peer nominations. Nominees then are evaluated on accomplishments and individual credentials prior to being named to the list.
- Jonathan C. Abel – Medical Malpractice – Defense, Product Liability – Defense
- Scott D. Krevans – Insurance Litigation – Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death – Defense
- Bruce F. Simberg – Product Liability – Defense, Construction Litigation
In State v. Florida Workers' Advocates, et al., 40 Fla. L. Weekly D1481 (Fla. 3d DCA, June 24, 2015), the Third District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court order finding the workers’ compensation immunity statute unconstitutional. The appellate court did not reach the merits of the issue, finding that there was no justiciable case or controversy, there was no properly joined "defendant" in the case and the declaratory judgment action giving rise to the order was not procedurally proper.
Joshua Canton, a partner in our Tallahassee office, recently received a defense verdict in a construction defect case tried in Valdosta, Georgia. The Plaintiffs in the case were homeowners who hired the Defendant, a custom home builder, to build a $2.275 million addition to their home, including exercise and guest wings, and an extensive pool area. When the project was mere weeks from completion, the Plaintiffs terminated the Defendant from the job and sued it claiming that its work was defective. The Defendant contended that its work met the contract specifications and was incomplete by virtue of the Plaintiff’s termination. The Plaintiff’s asked for $1 million at trial. The trial resulted in a defense verdict.