April 30, 2024

Kelley Kronenberg Obtains Swift Dismissal and Fee Judgment in First-Party Property Case

Kelley Kronenberg Partner & Business Unit Leader Jake Huxtable recently secured a significant victory before Judge Elizabeth A. Metzger of Florida’s 19th Judicial Circuit, exhibiting true strategic excellence in defending first-party property insurance claims.  

In this case, the plaintiff sued our client, First Protective Insurance Company, for alleged abuse of process after we filed counterclaims in two separate matters. The Complaint sought damages exceeding $30,000.00.  

In response, Jake filed a motion to dismiss, raising the litigation privilege, which provides immunity for actions taken during judicial proceedings. Despite allegations of coercion and extortion from the plaintiff, Jake’s Motion to Dismiss prevailed in court.   

The Court’s final judgment and order firmly supported our position, awarding $6,350.00 in attorney’s fees and costs as the prevailing party. This resolution marks the successful conclusion of our defense and adds to our established track record of protecting our clients’ interests with confidence and precision. 

Read the Court’s order here: https://www.kelleykronenberg.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Fee-Judgment-signed.pdf 

To learn more about our First-Party Property Division, click here: https://www.kelleykronenberg.com/our-practices/first-party-insurance-defense-coverage-bad-faith/  

Read our most recent issue of our newletter, “In The Know: First-Party Property Edition” here: https://www.kelleykronenberg.com/newsletter/first-party-property-newsletter-february-march-2024-edition/