Archive by Month: February 2024

Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Case Affirmed

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on February 27, 2024

Diane H. Tutt, an appellate partner in the firm’s Hollywood office, recently argued an appeal in a wrongful death case in which Dale L. Friedman, a partner in the firm’s Hollywood Office, had obtained summary judgment.  The case was brought by the personal representative (mother) of an intellectually disabled adult who was residing in a group home and was struck and killed by a vehicle as he walked across a roadway to get a snack. The Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment for our client.  

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Hollywood Partners Obtain Defense Verdict in Slip and Fall Case

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on February 23, 2024

Lauren McEndree and Seth Goldberg, both partners in our Hollywood office, recently obtained a Defense Verdict in a slip and fall case in Broward County, Florida. Plaintiff alleged he slipped and fell at the insured’s shopping plaza resulting in a fractured radius and ulna for which surgery was required. During the course of discovery, plaintiff changed the version of where he fell and what caused him to fall. At trial, he changed his story yet again. Damages were not contested.

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Final Summary Judgment Granted In Premises Liability Case

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on February 19, 2024

Cristobal Casal, Jesse Dyer, and Jason Axley, in the firm’s Pensacola office, recently prevailed on a motion for final summary judgment in a premises liability case. The plaintiff alleged that the restaurant adjacent to the public sidewalk where she tripped was liable for her injuries. The court agreed that summary judgment was appropriate because the restaurant did not exercise control over the sidewalk sufficient to give rise to a legal duty of care.

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