June 1, 2022 | Legal Alerts

Summary Judgment Obtained in a Premises Liability Case

Cristobal Casal and Yasmine Kirollos, Partners in our Fort Myers office, obtained summary judgment in favor of Target in a premises liability lawsuit in which Plaintiff alleged that she suffered a slip and fall while at the store.  Plaintiff claimed she fell due to a spill involving a blue liquid in one of the main aisle ways.  The lawsuit was initially filed in state court, however, Target removed the case to the United States Middle District Fort Myers Division citing diversity of jurisdiction.  Target argued that Plaintiff had failed to prove that the store had actual or constructive notice of the substance under the requirements of the state’s transitory foreign substance law. The federal court agreed in entering summary judgment and found Target to be the prevailing party in this matter.

May 26, 2022 | Legal Alerts

Florida Supreme Court Amends PFS Rule To Preclude Non-Monetary Conditions Other Than A Dismissal

On May 26, 2022, the Florida Supreme Court amended Rule 1.442 of the Rules of Civil Procedure to remove any reference to non-monetary conditions in a Proposal for Settlement. In short, any Proposal for Settlement served after July 1, 2022 can no longer include conditions, such as the execution of a release, as a condition of the settlement. The only exception to this amended rule is that Proposals may be conditioned on the requirement that the Plaintiff dismiss his/her complaint against the defendant.

May 25, 2022 | Announcements

Conroy Simberg Attorneys to Speak at the FIFEC Conference

Conroy Simberg is pleased to announce that 5 of our partners will speak on PIP Trends and First Party Property Law at the Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee’s (FIFEC) 30th Annual Conference. The educational seminar, which is sponsored by the firm, will take place in Orlando on June 8-10, 2022.