Archive by Month: January 2021

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

Posted in Legal Alerts on January 21, 2021

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. 

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Business COVID Liability Protections to Be Debated in Florida This Session

Posted in COVID-19, Legal Alerts on January 15, 2021

With Florida coronavirus cases surging beyond last spring’s case numbers, the Florida Legislature is preparing to debate COVID-related lawsuit immunity for businesses during the 2021 legislative session. The issue is complicated and will require nuanced discussion on how to handle this unprecedented event.

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Conroy Simberg Elects Three New Partners in Florida

Posted in Announcements on January 6, 2021

Conroy Simberg, a premier insurance and litigation defense law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia, has elected three attorneys to partnership.  

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New Summary Judgment Standard Effective May 1, 2021

Posted in Legal Alerts on January 6, 2021

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. 

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