Bryan Gowdy will serve as the moderator for the Jacksonville Lawyers Chapter virtual preview of the upcoming Supreme Court term. The preview will be conducted via Zoom, beginning at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 27, 2023. The panel features Sarah M. Harris, Joseph R. Palmore, & Henry C. Whitaker. This event will account for a 1-hour General CLE credit. Register here.
Dimitri Peteves represented a plaintiff in a § 1983 appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The plaintiff sued a police officer for false arrest, illegal search and seizure, excessive force, and deliberate indifference to medical needs. The district court granted summary judgment against the plaintiff on all claims. On appeal, Dimitri persuaded the Eleventh Circuit to reverse the summary judgment on the excessive-force claim. Read the decision here.
Creed & Gowdy won a construction law appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The case concerns a construction project in Gainesville, Florida. After a bench trial, the district court ruled that Oelrich Construction, Inc. properly terminated a subcontractor-PRC Precast, LLC-for failing to timely meet its contractual obligations. PRC appealed the $200,188.77 judgment, and Bryan Gowdy and Dimitri Peteves successfully defended the judgment on appeal. You can listen to the oral argument here and read the court's decision here.
Bryan Gowdy sat as a panelist for The Florida Bar's Annual First Amendment Seminar on Friday, June 23, 2023. He was one of five panelists who discussed several First Amendment cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during the October 2022 term, as well as cases for the upcoming October 2023 term.
Various taxicab companies in Hillsborough County, represented by Creed & Gowdy, previously asked the Supreme Court of Florida to review a lower court's decision that their taxicab medallions were not property under the Takings Clause of the Florida Constitution. On June 19, 2023, the Supreme Court of Florida accepted jurisdiction of the case and ordered briefing. The supreme court's docket can be found here.