MSP Recovery Claims, Series LLC et al v. Northland Insurance Company et al

Filing 135

ORDER AFFIRMING AND ADOPTING 129 MAGISTRATE JUDGE CHRIS M. MCALILEY'S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION THAT THE COURT GRANT 107 THE CONNECTICUT DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS. 107 The Connecticut Defendants' Motion to Dismiss is GRANT ED.The Clerk of Court is directed to TERMINATE the following Defendants in this case: The Travelers Indemnity Company; The Travelers Company of Connecticut; Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America; The Travelers Casualty Compan y; Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America; Travelers Commercial Casualty Company of America; Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Company; The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company; Discover Property & Casualty Insurance Company; Farmington Ca sualty Company; Northland Casualty Company; Northland Insurance Company; The Phoenix Insurance Company; St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company; St. Paul Guardian Insurance Company; St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company; and St. Paul Protective Insurance Company. This case remains open as to all other Defendants.Signed by Judge Kathleen M. Williams on 8/1/2022. See attached document for full details. (sgm)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA CASE NO. 20-24176-CIV-WILLIAMS MSP RECOVERY CLAIMS, SERIES LLC, et al., Plaintiffs, v. NORTHLAND INSURANCE COMPANY, et al., Defendants. ________________________________________/ ORDER THIS MATTER is before the Court on United States Magistrate Judge Chris M. McAliley’s Report and Recommendation (“the Report”) (DE 129) that the Court grant the Motion to Dismiss (“the Motion”) (DE 107) filed by the Connecticut Defendants in this case. 1 In the Report, Judge McAliley finds that Plaintiffs have failed to meet their burden to allege facts sufficient to make out a prima facie case of personal jurisdiction and to establish that relevant provisions of Florida’s long-arm statute applies to the Connecticut Defendants. (DE 129); see also Fla. Stat. § 48.193. No objections to the Report have been filed. Upon review of the Report, the record, and applicable case law, the Court agrees with Judge McAliley’s recommendations. Accordingly, it is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows: 1. The conclusions in the Report (DE 129) are AFFIRMED AND ADOPTED. 2. The Connecticut Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (DE 107) is GRANTED. The Connecticut Defendants refer to the following named Defendants in the above-captioned case: The Travelers Indemnity Company; The Travelers Company of Connecticut; Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America; The Travelers Casualty Company; Travelers Casualty Insurance Company of America; Travelers Commercial Casualty Company of America; Travelers Property Casualty Insurance Company; The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company; Discover Property & Casualty Insurance Company; Farmington Casualty Company; Northland Casualty Company; Northland Insurance Company; The Phoenix Insurance Company; St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company; St. Paul Guardian Insurance Company; St. Paul Mercury Insurance Company; and St. Paul Protective Insurance Company. 1 Page 1 of 2 3. Plaintiffs’ claims against the Connecticut Defendants are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE. Moreover, as recommended in the Report, leave to amend the Second Amended Complaint is DENIED. 4. This case remains open as to all remaining Defendants. DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers in Miami, Florida on this 1st day of August, 2022. Page 2 of 2

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