Recent Cases & News

OCT 05
U.S. Supreme Court term preview moderated by attorney Bryan Gowdy

On Wednesday, October 5, attorney Bryan Gowdy will moderate the virtual preview presented by the Jacksonville Lawyers Chapter of The Federalist Society.

OCT 03
Creed & Gowdy Defends $7,000,000 Jury Verdict in the Eleventh Circuit

After bus crash victims secured a $7 million dollar verdict, the bus operator moved for a new trial based on false answers given by two jurors during the jury selection process. After conducting an evidentiary hearing, the district denied the motion for a new trial. The bus operator appealed that denial to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  Bryan Gowdy orally argued the case on September 15, 2022, and  twelve days later, the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of the motion for a new trial.


You can read the decision here

SEP 26
Postponed - Jacksonville Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society postpones Supreme Court Preview Virtual Event

Due to Hurricane Ian, the Jacksonville Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society will postpone the Supreme Court Preview virtual webinar from Thursday, September 29, 2022 to Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Those who are already registered for this webinar will be able to use the originate zoom link given upon registration.

AUG 25
Nick Mcnamara & Dimitrios Peteves present at the Jacksonville Justice Association about common errors in preservation

Nick McNamara and Dimitri Peteves had the honor of presenting at the Jacksonville Justice Association's third quarterly meeting about common errors in preservation. Their presentation was designed to help trial attorneys preserve issues for appeal, and it was made from the perspective of two former appellate law clerks. Nick and Dimitri addressed preservation requirements that arise throughout the duration of a case-from the pleadings to post-trial motions.

AUG 24
Eighth Circuit Win for Creed & Gowdy

Dimitri Peteves and Bryan Gowdy successfully defended a jury verdict in a products-liability case that awarded the plaintiff $1,050,000 in compensatory damages and $2,500,000 in punitive damages. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court's denial of defendant's motion for a new trial and defendant's motion for judgment as a matter of law on the issue of punitive damages. The case concerned a metal-on-metal hip-replacement device, which the jury determined was defectively designed.


To read the opinion, click here