Recent Cases & News

MAR 14
Battle of the Fonts – Rebecca Creed Quoted in Wall Street Journal Article

In an attempt to make documents easier to read there is still a dispute on which font is best.  Rebecca Creed was among several attorneys interviewed for the article. She explained that in 2021, the Florida Supreme Court adopted a rule requiring Arial or Bookman Old Style, both chosen for their readability on screens. At Creed & Gowdy, Bookman Old Style won out. "We just liked the way it looked," she said. "That sounds dumb, but it's really just what it came down to."  You can read the article here. (paywall)

FEB 28
Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™ Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Bryan Gowdy on his induction into the 2023 Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™ Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame consists of a distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned high rankings from their peers in the annual Legal Elite voting.  "Serving and supporting individual clients has been a privilege", says Gowdy.  Read more about Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™ here.

FEB 07
Bryan Gowdy presents award to Bishop Estévez at Red Mass

Red Mass is a centuries-old religious service seeking God's guidance and blessing for those working in the administration of justice and government service.  Each year during Red Mass the executive board of the Catholic Lawyers Guild presents the Law and Spirituality Award.  This year, Bishop Emeritus Felipe Estévez was presented with the honor by Catholic Lawyers Guild President, Bryan Gowdy, who said ". . . we honor our award recipient for bringing the light of the Gospel into the sometimes dark places of the legal and government sectors."  Bishop Erik Pohlmeier was the principal celebrant for this year's annual Red Mass; you can listen to his homily here.

23.02.07 Red Mass

JAN 27
Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases Now Accepting Applications

The Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases is seeking applicants for vacancies to be considered at the committee's July meeting.

You can read the article here.

JAN 25
Creed & Gowdy wins products-liability appeal in the Eleventh Circuit

Creed & Gowdy won a products-liability appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The case concerns a pelvic mesh manufactured by Coloplast Corp., which a jury found to be defectively designed. Coloplast appealed the $500,000 jury verdict for the plaintiff, and Bryan Gowdy and Dimitri Peteves successfully defended the verdict on appeal. You can listen to the oral argument here and read the court's decision here.

Law360 published its article about the court's decision on February 2.  You can find the article here (paywall).