Creed & Gowdy Of Counsel, Thomas A. Burns, won an appeal relating to the Stand Your Ground Statute in the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday. Thomas represented the petitioner, Ketan Kumar, in his appeal to determine whether an immunity determination pursuant to the Stand Your Ground law in a criminal proceeding controls in a civil proceeding. In the opinion, the Court resolved a split between the Florida Second and Third District Courts of Appeal by agreeing with Mr. Kumar's argument that the statute does not automatically confer immunity to a civil defendant who obtained immunity from prosecution in a criminal proceeding. Read the opinion here.
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