Douglas Cohen and Christopher Sempier Secured a Summary Judgment Ruling in the Insured’s Case and Dismissal of an Assignment-of-Benefits Case Arising Out of the Same Claim for Insurer Client

October 19, 2022 / News

Clausen Miller attorneys Douglas Cohen and Christopher Sempier obtained a summary-judgment ruling for their insurer client in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, which dismissed the Insured’s claim with prejudice. The defense’s Motion for Summary Judgment, based in part on the plaintiff’s failure to timely disclose experts, was granted by Judge Paul G. Byron, who found that the plaintiff failed to timely respond to the Motion for Summary Judgment, and dismissed the complaint with prejudice.

Douglas and Christopher also obtained dismissal for their insurer client in an assignment-of-benefits claim in Seminole County Court arising out of the same claim, as the assignment failed to comply with Florida Statute § 627.7152.

Douglas focuses his practice on complex coverage issues, good faith claim handling, ADR, and litigation involving first-party property insurance matters as well as a variety of liability coverage and defense matters. Throughout his career, Douglas has assisted insurers in all aspects of coverage disputes from pre-suit investigations and coverage evaluations, through full litigation practice, resourcefully defending insurers against a multitude of property claims. Douglas is skilled in negotiation and mediation, having worked extensively with Florida and national insurers, self-insureds, third party administrators, municipalities, and businesses to resolve cases efficiently.

Christopher’s practice focuses primarily on defending insurers in first-party property coverage cases throughout the central Florida region.

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