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Partial Directed Verdict and Partial Defense Jury Verdict

Dealer Services Financial Center, LLC, et al. v. Cal-Tenn Georgia, Inc., et al.

This was a heavily litigated business litigation matter, involving complex claims of defamation, tortious interference, and a violation of Florida’s CADRA statute pertaining to claims of unauthorized use, harm or damage of Plaintiff’s website and social media platforms. In a nearly 3-week trial that overlapped with the COVID shutdown in March 2020, our team obtained a directed verdict in favor of defendants on the CADRA claims and a defense verdict in favor of some of the defendants on the remaining claims of defamation and tortious interference.

Defense Jury Verdict

Reeves v. Seminole County

Plaintiff slipped and fell on a sidewalk that was cracked and raised outside of her father’s home. Our litigation team tried this case against experienced trial attorneys of Morgan & Morgan, P.A., and obtained a full defense verdict in favor of the County.

Workers Compensation’ Appellate Affirmance

Long v. City of Melbourne

Claimant worked as a maintenance supervisor for City of Melbourne and sustained foot fracture while climbing stairs at City facility. Claim was denied based on based on Major Contributing Cause, Preexisting Condition, Increased Risk and Arising Out of and In the Course and Scope of Employment defenses. JCC Dietz ruled in favor of our client. Claimant appealed, and the First DCA affirmed the decision based on the recent post-Valcourt line of cases.

Defense Summary Judgment

Reeves v. Seminole County

This negligent security case arose out of the tragic and fatal shooting of a young man – a rising football star and scholar who was heavily involved in community service and well-known throughout his community – outside a smoke shop in the shopping center owned and managed by our client, O’Keefe Enterprises. Our team was able to obtain final summary judgment in favor of our client, successfully arguing that our client did not have a duty to protect against or prevent the tragic incident based on it being unforeseeable as a matter of law.