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Notable Cases

The firm has been involved in many high-stakes, high-profile cases.

Won en banc decision upholding ordinance restricting parking of pick-up trucks in residential areas. Kuvin v. City of Coral Gables, 62 So. 3d 625 & 62 So. 3d 624 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010).

Represented cruise line in United States Supreme Court. Krupski v. Costa Crociere, S.p.A., 130 S. Ct. 2485 (2010).

Upheld a $6.8 million verdict in a medical malpractice action. Coral Gables Hospital v. Veliz, 847 So. 2d 1027 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002). 

On behalf of a cruise line, won two state court and one federal court of appeals decisions on forum non conveniens in admiralty cases. Tananta v. Cruise Ships Catering and Services, 909 So.2d 874 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004) (en banc); Valdivia v. Prestige Cruises, N.V., 898 So.2d 271 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005); Membreno v. Costa Crociere S.p.A., 425 F.3d 932 (11th Cir. 2005).

Upheld a $5.2 million verdict against a rental car company for failure to warn customers of the risk of criminal attack. Alamo Rent-a-Car v. Dieperink, 826 So.2d 368 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002). 

Upheld a default which resulted in a $1.0 million judgment. Brivis Enterprises v. Von Plinski, 8 So. 2d 1208 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009).

Won a dismissal on constitutional grounds of a Rabbi’s lawsuit against his former synagogue. Goodman v. Temple Shir Ami, 712 So. 2d 775 (Fla. 3d DCA 1998), review dismissed after oral argument, 737 So. 2d 1077 (Fla. 1999), certiorari denied, 528 U.S. 1075 (2000). 

Convinced the Supreme Court of Florida to conclude that review was improvidently granted, and thereby retain a victory for the Archdiocese of Miami on a religious freedom issue. Minagorri v. Archdiocese of Miami, 985 So. 2d 1086 (Fla. 2008), certiorari denied, 129 S.Ct. 936 (2009).

Won a ruling ensuring the confidentiality of a police report prepared for the FTAA summit. Timoney v. City of Miami Civilian Investigative Panel, 917 So.2d 885 (Fla. 3d DCA 2005). 

Won a precedent-setting ruling that a creditor in a nondischarge action was obligated to pay the prevailing debtor’s attorney’s fees. In re Martinez, 416 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2005).

Won a ruling upholding the constitutionality of the general procedure of an ordinance authorizing the impoundments of motor vehicles.City of Miami v. Wellman, 875 So.2d 635 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004),quashed, 944 So. 2d 251 (Fla. 2006), on remand, 976 So. 2d 22 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008).

You should understand—and the Florida Bar requires us to remind you—that we have not listed all of the firm’s cases.  The results are not necessarily representative of all our cases.