Posted in Legal Alerts on January 14, 2022
Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a series of bills into law that reform the property and casualty insurance industry in Florida. There was a widespread recognition that property insurance litigation and other insurance costs were spiraling out of control. Both policyholders and insurance companies were being harmed by the intermediaries that were enriching themselves at everyone’s expense with questionable tactics. In the wake of one of these new laws, Senate Bill 1598, over 400 public adjuster firms have registered with the state.
Posted in Announcements, Newsletters - 2022 on January 13, 2022
Conroy Simberg, a premier insurance and litigation defense firm with offices in Florida and Georgia, has elected three attorneys to partnership.
Posted in Legal Alerts, Newsletters - 2022 on January 6, 2022
Today, the Florida Supreme Court issued a new rule permitting immediate appeals from trial court orders granting or denying motions for leave to amend to add a punitive damage claim. Until now, only orders permitting punitive damage claims were appealable, but only if the trial court did not follow the statutory procedure requiring that motions for leave to amend be supported by an evidentiary proffer and proposed amended Complaint. In other words, the appellate courts could not review the merits of the motion for leave to amend, but could only determine whether the procedural requirements were met. As of today, the appellate courts may review the merits of any proposed punitive damage amendment, along with any procedural irregularities. Read More