February 23, 2024 | Verdicts and Settlements

Hollywood Partners Obtain Defense Verdict in Slip and Fall Case

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.

February 19, 2024 | Verdicts and Settlements

Final Summary Judgment Granted In Premises Liability Case

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.

January 30, 2024 | Verdicts and Settlements

Court Grants Summary Judgment Due to Plaintiff’s Violation of Assignment of Benefits Requirement

Amy Klotz, an attorney in the firm’s appellate litigation support division, prevailed on an AOB summary judgment. In this case, the court granted summary judgment in favor of our client, finding that the plaintiff lacked standing to bring the suit because the AOBs on which the plaintiff relied pertained to services to be performed under urgent or emergency circumstances in excess of $3,000.00, which is expressly prohibited by Fla. Stat. § 627.7152(2)(c).

January 26, 2024 | Verdicts and Settlements

Tallahassee Attorneys Secure a Motion to Dismiss

Joshua C. Canton, managing partner of the firm's Tallahassee, Florida office, along with Justin B. Hales, an associate in the firm’s Tallahassee, Florida office, recently prevailed on a motion to dismiss with prejudice wherein Plaintiff filed a suit in 2017 and sought to add their client as a Defendant in 2023.  Mr. Canton and Mr. Hales successfully argued the statute of limitations had expired and the naming of the client as a Defendant did not relate back to the original filing of the Complaint in 2017.