229 So. 3d 892 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017). The firm successfully appealed a final judgment of divorce on behalf of the former wife. Specifically, the court reversed the trial court’s award of alimony, the requirement that she maintain an insurance policy, and that she pay a portion of the former husband’s attorney’s fee. http://www.5dca.org/Opinions/Opin2017/110617/5D17-1370.op.pdf
235 So. 3d 970 (Fla. 1st DCA 2017). The Firm prevailed in having the alimony award to the former wife reversed and remanded for recalculation. https://edca.1dca.org/DCADocs/2016/2264/162264_1286_11062017_08543495_i.pdf
Attorney Chris Carlyle’s article on “Climate Exactions” has been published in the Environmental Law Reporter, a publication of the Environmental Law Institute in conjunction with Vanderbilt University School of Law.
214 So. 3d 789 (Fla. 2d DCA 2017). The Firm persuaded the court to reverse a summary judgment denying a property owner compensation for closure of a grocery store. http://www.2dca.org/opinions/Opinion_Pages/Opinion_Pages_2017/April/April%2005,%202017/2D16-755.pdf
Attorney Chris Carlyle spoke today at the Environmental Law & Policy Annual Review in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute. Mr. Carlyle spoke about his article “Comment: Climate Exactions,” which will be published in the Environmental Law Review later this year.
Attorney Chris Carlyle spoke at the Environmental Law Institute’s (ELI) Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review held in Washington, D.C. on March, 31, 2017. Each year, ELI and Vanderbilt University Law School select several articles which present innovative environmental policy proposals to be discussed at the annual review. They then select several professors, practitioners or policymakers…
212 So. 3d 1063 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017). After the Fifth District issued its opinion in this matter in which the Firm’s client prevailed, the Appellee (Paspalakis) moved for rehearing. The Court then denied the motion with a written opinion, calling the motion “inappropriate and meritless.” http://www.5dca.org/Opinions/Opin2017/022017/5D15-1944.reh.op.pdf
Attorney Chris Carlyle has been selected to serve as the Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section’s liaison to the Constitutional Revision Commission. Once every twenty years the Florida Constitution provides for the creation of a thirty-seven member commission to review the Florida Constitution and propose changes for voter consideration. The Commission will meet throughout 2017.
209 So. 3d 1199 (Fla. 2017) Attorney Chris Carlyle authored an amicus brief on behalf of the Florida Consumer Action Network in this important case addressing article X, section 25 of the Florida Constitution, more commonly known as “Amendment 7.” In the opinion, the Supreme Court of Florida held that the Federal Patient Safety and…
220 So. 3d 457 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017). In this significant property rights case, the Firm successfully reversed a decision of the trial court which granted specific performance to the Appellee, and ordered that a significant piece of commercial beach-front property be transferred by the Appellant. The case was the subject of extensive news coverage through the…