Mobley v. Homestead Hospital, Inc.

291 So. 3d 987 (Fla. 3d DCA 2019). The Third District Court of Appeal reversed a summary judgment in favor of the Hospital on a statute of limitations defense. A severely disabled child was born, and although his mother sought treatment for his ailments, it was only years later that she learned that they might…


American Southern Home Insurance Company v. Lentini

286 So. 3d 157 (Fla. 2019). In this significant insurance case, the Firm successfully prevailed at the Supreme Court of Florida where it resolved a split between two district courts of appeal. The estate of an insured brought suit seeking uninsured motorist benefits after the insured was killed while riding his motorcycle. The benefits sought…


Nemours Children’s Hospital v. Arroyo

2019 WL 4122102 (Fla. 5th DCA 2019). In the second time this matter has been before the appellate court, the court denied the Petitioner’s petition for writ of certiorari seeking to shield documents from the Respondent by claiming the attorney/client privilege. https://www.5dca.org/content/download/535889/5951651/file/190817_1254_08302019_09083829_i.pdf


Attorney John Bogdanoff argues at Florida Supreme Court

Today, attorney John Bogdanoff (accompanied by attorney Chris Carlyle) argued the case of American Southern Home Insurance Company v. Lentini, Case no. SC18-320. It was a historic day in that, for the first time in 116 years, the Court convened with three new members. The Court agreed to hear the case to resolve a conflict between two…


Newman v. Hirst

236 So. 3d 506 (Fla. 5th DCA 2018). Attorney Chris Carlyle succeeded in having the court issue a petition for writ of certiorari challenging a discovery order which required the plaintiff to answer Boecher interrogatories. http://www.5dca.org/Opinions/Opin2018/021218/5D17-2482.op.pdf


Lentini v. American Southern Home Insurance Company

233 So. 3d 1258 (Fla. 5th DCA 2017). Attorney John Bogdanoff prevailed for the plaintiff in reversing a summary judgment which found that the insurer was not obligated to provide coverage under a collector vehicle policy. The Fifth District Court of Appeal certified conflict with Martin v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, 670…


Arnold v. Lancaster

192 So. 3d 486 (Fla. 5th DCA 2016). Attorney Chris Carlyle on behalf of the Firm succeeded in having the Court affirm the trial court’s grant of a motion for new trial on behalf of the plaintiff in a personal injury case.


Salvato v. Miley

790 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2015) The personal representative of the estate of a suspect who was shot and killed by police brought a § 1983 action against the officer and the county sheriff. The United States District Court denied the officer’s motion for summary judgment and the sheriff’s motion for judgment as a matter…


Villanueva v. Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.

159 So. 3d 200 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015) The Plaintiff’s complaint alleged that the defendant engineering firm negligently designed plans for a road that ultimately resulted in the plaintiff’s death. The trial court agreed, and entered summary judgment in the Defendant’s favor, finding that a subsequent engineer who signs and seals plans is solely responsible…