The Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of Creed & Gowdy's client, Patty Davis. The court held that the worker's compensation law did not preclude injured workers, like Ms. Davis, from filing suit under the Florida Consumer Collections Act against medical providers who improperly bill workers for medical services or items covered by worker's compensation insurance. Ms. Davis also was represented by Christa L. Collins of Collins Law PL and Kristin A. Norse and Stuart C. Markman of Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A., Tampa, Florida.
Bryan Gowdy recently appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court for oral arguments in Gallardo v. Marstiller on January 10, 2022. After that appearance. Mr. Gowdy was asked to give a presentation on the case for the American Constitution Society on March 1, 2022. Information about the presentation can be found here, and a video of his presentation can be found here.
Bryan Gowdy and Dimitrios Peteves represented the Florida Justice Association and wrote an amicus curiae brief supporting the Respondent in a recent Supreme Court of Florida case, Weston Insurance Company v. Riverside Club Condominium Association, Inc. In their brief, Mr. Gowdy and Mr. Peteves argued that it was not improper for the trial court to order an appraisal of Hurricane Irma property damage to the Riverside Club before the trial court could make a decision about Weston's' insurance coverage. This case has implications for decisions at the appellate court level, as there is a disagreement between district courts on whether an appraisal is needed before the trial court can rule on insurance coverage issues. Law360 wrote an article discussing these issues in further detail and can be found here (subscription required). The case is still pending before the Supreme Court of Florida.
On January 20, 2022, Bryan Gowdy was awarded the 2022 4th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award. He was chosen for this award by the Florida Supreme Court, which recognized Mr. Gowdy's continued dedication to pro bono representation throughout his career. Mr. Gowdy has taken on numerous pro bono cases, including representing Terrance Graham in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. More information about the award can be found here.
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).