Bryan Gowdy comments on how errors in the Supreme Court aren't hard to find and can be very complex.
The Florida Justice Association (FJA) has recognized Jessie L. Harrell for her superior achievements in legal writing by honoring her with this year's S. Victor Tipton Award. The S. Victor Tipton Award is awarded for superior achievement in legal writing and is given in honor of S. Victor Tipton, Founder and Editor of the FJA's Journal®. For more on the FJA and Jessie's award recognition, click here. To view Jessie's awards video, click here.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari today in Charles, the case in which the Supreme Court of Florida declared the federal PSQIA did not preempt Amendment 7. Read more about the decision at the links below:
The U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari today in Crespo, the case in which the Supreme Court of Florida (FSC) declared void arbitration agreements that adopt the Florida Medical Malpractice Act, but fail to include all of the Act's arbitration provisions. The Crespo order can be found at the link below:
Creed & Gowdy Of Counsel, Gray Thomas, won a reversal of a summary denial of a motion for post-conviction relief in the Fifth District Court of Appeal on Friday, sending the case back to the circuit court for an evidentiary hearing. Gray represented the appellant, Corey Reynolds, who appealed the summary denial of his Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850 motion alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. Mr. Reynolds alleges that his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to pursue an involuntary intoxication defense, and that counsel did not believe the involuntary intoxication defense existed in Florida as a matter of law. Read the opinion here.