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Date: 03-21-2024

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Gloria Gregory v. Hartford Insurance Company of the Midwest

Case Number: 8:23-cv-02419

Judge: Virginia M. Hernandez Covington

Court: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Hillsborough County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Steven M. Johnson - 305-569-9900

Defendant's Attorney: Sarah R. Burke and Janee Tiana Prince

Description: Tampa, Florida insurance law lawyer represented the Plaintiff on a bad faith breach of insurance contract theory.

This case was filed in the 12th Judicial Circuit, 2023-CA-006688, and was removed to federal court by Hartford Insurance Company of the Midwest.

Florida‟s “bad faith” law allows an insured person or someone who has been injured by an insured person to recover damages from an insurer for failing to settle a claim in good faith when the insurer could and should have done so.

Outcome: On the basis of the Notice of Settlement (Doc. # 32), this cause is hereby dismissed, without prejudice and subject to the right of the parties, within 60 days of the date hereof, to submit a stipulated form of final order or judgment, or request an extension of time, should they so choose or for any party to move to reopen the action, upon good cause being shown. After that 60-day period, however, without further order, this dismissal shall be deemed with prejudice. Furthermore, the Court advises the parties that "good cause" exists to reopen an action when a settlement agreement has yet to be finalized because of various delays. But incomplete performance of an executed settlement agreement, such as the failure to disburse settlement funds, does not constitute good cause to reopen an action. This Court does not retain jurisdiction to ensure performance of a settlement agreement because such failure to perform should be addressed in a separate breach of contract action. The Clerk is directed to terminate any previously scheduled deadlines and thereafter close this case. Signed by Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on 3/21/2024. (JAK) (Entered: 03/21/2024)

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