Recent Cases & News

JUL 07
Rebecca Creed Ranked Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers Again!

Rebecca Creed has been ranked among the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers List since 2006.  For the third year in a row, Rebecca has been ranked as  Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers.

Creed & Gowdy is proud of her repeated peer and professional recognition.

JUL 02
U.S. Supreme Court Grants Certiorari for Creed & Gowdy Medicaid Case

In March, Creed & Gowdy attorneys Bryan Gowdy and Meredith Ross, along with co-counsel, filed a petition for writ of certiorari in the United States Supreme Court on behalf of their client, Ms. Gianinna Gallardo. Today, the Supreme Court granted the petition. To view the Supreme Court's order list, click here. Creed & Gowdy will now begin work on their merits brief.

The question presented is:  Under the Medicaid Act, may Florida and the other States recover Medicaid payments of a beneficiary's past medical expenses by taking from the portion of a beneficiary's tort recovery that compensates for future medical expenses? The Florida Supreme Court has answered "no" to this question and ruled that Florida may not take from such portions of tort recoveries. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled the opposite and authorized Florida to take such portions. Nationally, courts and state legislatures are divided on the answer to this question.  The petition asks the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve this conflict by answering the question as the Florida Supreme Court did and to ensure the Medicaid Act is applied the same in all the States to identically situated beneficiaries.

The case docket and petition for certiorari can be viewed  here and  here.

To read an article published by Law360, click here. (subscription required) 

JUN 18
The Florida Supreme Court’s Decision on the Distribution to IOTA Funds

On June 18, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court issued an order imposing limits and disbursement deadlines for IOTA funds.

To view the order, click here.

To read more about the changes, click here or here. (subscription required)

JUN 10
Bryan Gowdy Receives The Florida Bar Foundation President’s Award for Excellence

On June 10, 2021, Stephen R. Senn (President of the Florida Bar Foundation) awarded Bryan Gowdy the President's Award for Excellence.  This award recognizes Bryan's long-standing devotion to the principles of equal justice for all, commitment to the Foundation's mission and dedication to serving the communities and clients it seeks to serve.

 Congratulations, Bryan!

MAY 07
NPR local station WJCT covers Florida’s High Court IOTA Funds Case

WJCT, NPR's Jacksonville news station, recently interviewed Bryan Gowdy to gain his insights to the case as the attorney for 26 Past Presidents of The Florida Bar Foundation. Mr. Gowdy presented oral argument on behalf of his clients to the Florida Supreme Court on May 5th.

To view WJCT's article, click here.

To view Creed & Gowdy's news release, click here.