The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit released its opinion in the bad-faith action by Creed & Gowdy's client, Mrs. Ethel Cousin, against GEICO Insurance Company. The court vacated the lower court's summary judgement, which was in favor of GEICO, and held that there were genuine issues of material fact whether GEICO acted in bad faith when handling Mrs. Cousin's insurance claim. Read the entire opinion here.
In the latest of a series of our med mal arbitration fights in the southeast, the Supreme Court has refused to grant Kindred Hospital East LLC's certiorari petition after a ruling in the Florida appellate court found that the healthcare provider's patient arbitration agreement was unenforceable since it ran afoul of state law. Bryan Gowdy represented the respondent in the case and pushed for denial of the petition. Read the article here.
Peter Kang of Law360 interviewed Bryan Gowdy for his opinions on Florida cases that had significant rulings in 2017. The interview was part of 360's article on The Biggest Med Mal Decisions And Verdicts Of 2017. Read the full article here.
See Bryan Gowdy's recent statement regarding Tim Cerio's proposal that would amend the state Constitution to place limits on what types of records could be used in lawsuits filed against doctors, hospitals and other health-care providers.