Creed & Gowdy successfully defended a business against its competitor's attempts to enforce a non-solicitation agreement. On appeal, the firm persuaded the First District Court of Appeal to uphold the judgment in the client's favor. The firm also sought attorney's fees and costs on the client's behalf. The First District Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part in a decision that can be found here. The Court granted appellate attorney's fees and asked the trial court, on remand, to decide whether to award additional attorney's fees for the work of the client's trial lawyers.
Jenny Richardson argued to the First District Court of Appeal on behalf of a 14 year-old student banned from attending local public schools. Creed & Gowdy, along with two other law firms, is representing the student pro bono. More about the case can be read here.
Creed & Gowdy successfully represented a plaintiff in an attempted appeal of an order granting new trial by defendant. In the personal injury case, the trial court granted plaintiff's motion for new trial based on the court's failure to strike a juror. Plaintiff offered race-neutral reasons for striking the juror which the trial court found to be credible and not pre-textual in the order granting new trial. Defendant attempted to appeal the trial court's order granting new trial. As a result of the denial of interlocutory review, plaintiff will have a new trial. Attorneys Jennifer Richardson and Gray Thomas are licensed to practice law in Georgia and admitted in the Court of Appeals of Georgia.
See the article here.
On September 19, 2013, Rebecca Creed will speak at the Florida Justice Association's seminar on jury selection, to be held as part of the FJA's "Masters of Justice" event. Ms. Creed will discuss "The Right and Wrong Way to Select a Jury: Tips from an Appellate Practitioner."