Recent Cases & News

JAN 10
Bryan Gowdy Argues to U.S. Supreme Court in Medicaid Case

Creed & Gowdy and co-counsel have been representing Ms. Gianinna Gallardo in her dispute with Florida's Medicaid agency over which portions of her tort settlement are subject to a Medicaid lien. Bryan Gowdy and Meredith Ross attended arguments yesterday at the U.S. Supreme Court, and Bryan Gowdy orally argued the case. The audio recording of the oral argument is available here or here, and media coverage of the argument can be found here and here (no subscription) and here (subscription required).

JAN 03
Gallardo v. Marstiller one of Law360's Med Mal Cases to Watch in 2022

In a January 3, 2022 article, Law360 reviewes the top medical malpractice and personal injury cases to follow in 2022. The article includes Gallardo v. Marstiller, the United States Supreme Court case in which Creed & Gowdy and co-counsel represent Ms. Gianinna Gallardo, a Medicaid beneficiary. Ms. Gallardo's case asks the Court to decide whether a state Medicaid agency may seek reimbursement for Medicaid's payment of the beneficiary's past medical expenses by taking from the portion of the beneficiary's tort recovery that compensates for future medical expenses. View the article here (subscription required).

Bryan Gowdy and Meredith Ross attended arguments in Gallardo at the U.S. Supreme Court on January 10, 2022, and Bryan Gowdy orally argued the case. The audio recording of the oral argument is available  here or  here, and media coverage of the argument can be found  here (no subscription required) and  here (subscription required).

DEC 15
Creed & Gowdy Files U.S. Supreme Court Reply Brief in Medicaid Case

Creed & Gowdy and co-counsel filed the reply brief in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of their client, Ms. Gianinna Gallardo, a Medicaid beneficiary. Ms. Gallardo's case asks the Court to decide whether a state Medicaid agency may seek reimbursement for Medicaid's payment of the beneficiary's past medical expenses by taking from the portion of the beneficiary's tort recovery that compensates for future medical expenses. The reply brief (and additional case briefing) may be viewed on the Court's website.

The case is set to be heard on January 10, 2022 before the United States Supreme Court.

DEC 06
Thomas Burns Speaking at Upcoming Advanced Appellate Practice and Board Certification Review

Thomas Burns, a board certified appellate specialist, has been selected as a speaker at the upcoming Advanced Appellate Practice and Board Certification Review presented by the Appellate Practice Section of the Florida Bar. Mr. Burns will be using his professional experience with federal litigation to discuss principles and recent developments in federal appellate practice. Mr. Burns is grateful for being invited to present and looking forward to participating in the event!

NOV 22
Bryan Gowdy presented the "Spartan at Thermopylae" Award

Howard Coker presented the annual "Spartan at Thermopylae" Award to Bryan Gowdy at this year's 15th annual Florida Justice Association Jacksonville Wine Reception benefiting Jacksonville Area Legal Aid for his "readiness to defend justice." This award recognizes an individual who always stands ready to defend justice, even against overwhelming odds and at great personal cost. Congratulations, Bryan!