December 1, 2023 | Legal Alerts

Tallahassee Attorneys Successfully Obtain Final Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination and Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Joshua C. Canton, managing partner of the firm's Tallahassee, Florida office, along with Justin B. Hales, an associate in the firm’s Tallahassee, Florida office, recently prevailed on a Motion for Final Summary Judgment in a fourteen count employment discrimination and breach of employment contract suit, wherein Plaintiff alleged she was terminated due to her gender and pregnancy status and was subject to a hostile work environment. The Defense argued that Plaintiff had executed a valid release in Defendant’s favor which related to the nine contractual counts.  The Defense further argued that Plaintiff was terminated for legitimate non-discriminatory non-pretextual reasons.  After a ten hour evidentiary hearing the Court granted final summary judgment in the Defendant’s favor.

November 29, 2023 | Verdicts and Settlements

Conroy Simberg Partners Secure Huge Result in Putative Class Action Matter

Conroy Simberg partners Dale Friedman, Hollywood and Michael Kast, Orlando defended a putative class action lawsuit where Plaintiff, The Cook and The Cork, Inc. sued Defendant, Acosta Tractors, Inc. for negligence arising out of two separate gas line strikes occurring on November 15, 2021 and May 13, 2022 while widening Wiles Road as part of a Broward County road improvement project.  Plaintiff alleged the gas line strikes caused at least 120 businesses to lose gas service to operate their businesses.  

November 17, 2023 | Legal Alerts

Declaratory Judgment Actions in State and Federal Court in Florida

An insurance defense attorney has many tools at their disposal to address legal issues. One such tool is a declaratory judgment action, which can be utilized to define legal controversies before a matter becomes an entire lawsuit. Declaratory judgment actions allow parties to a potential action to determine their rights and responsibilities before a lawsuit is filed. This creates a helpful landscape of legal issues before any costly and time-consuming litigation commences.  

October 16, 2023 | Legal Alerts

Social Media Investigations – A Winning Strategy for Insurers

The cost of non-health insurance fraud each year is significant. This fraud results in increased premiums for customers and decreased profits for insurance companies. One of the best ways to identify insurance fraud is through surveillance, which can be used to verify or refute injury and loss claims. Investigations of social media platforms can provide valuable information about the legitimacy of a claimant’s assertions.