With the assistance of Meredith Ross, Jessie Harrell convinced the Court of Appeals of Georgia to reverse a summary judgment entered by the trial court against an injured railroad worker. The appellate court found that a jury should be allowed to determine whether the railroad was responsible for the worker's back injuries, and specifically found that he could bring a claim under the FSAA (Federal Safety Appliance Act) when the drawbar of an automatic coupler malfunctioned by failing to move with normal force. read the opinion here.
Rebecca Creed will speak at the Continuing Legal Education Florida Justice Association' s Offers of Judgment: Proposal for Settlement Webinar on Friday, October 14, 2016. Rebecca Creed will be presenting how to draft an Airtight Proposal For Settlement. For more information about this webinar, click here.
Bryan Gowdy will present at the Eleventh Circuit Appellate Practice Institute in Atlanta, Georgia taking place October 27-28, 2016. Bryan will moderate a panel on Brief Writing and Reading and Use of Technology. For more information about this seminar, click here.
Bryan Gowdy argued in the Florida Supreme Court Wednesday, October 5, 2016 against the federal patient-safety law that shields Jacksonville hospitals from disclosing important records during a medical malpractice case. The News Service of Florida recently wrote a short article on this oral argument. To read the article, click here.
Rebecca Creed was invited to speak at the Florida Justice Association's Masters of Justice Insurance Bad Faith seminar on September 29, 2016, in Orlando. Rebecca's presentation topic was "Mistakes Made in the Underlying Verdict and the Trial Itself in the Bad Faith Case." Other speakers at the seminar included Bob Mayes, Bob Kerrigan, and the Honorable Fred Hazouri. The seminar co-chairs were Steve Marino and Waylon Thompson. For more information on this seminar, click here.