In an appeal arising from dissolution of marriage proceedings, the firm was able to obtain a reversal of an order improperly distributing the parties’ assets. The firm obtained this reversal by convincing the appellate court that the trial court had not considered the factors necessary to distribute the parties’ assets and, accordingly, that further litigation in the trial court was necessary under Florida law.
March 8, 2021
In the appellate court, the firm protected its client’s entitlement to pursue punitive damages against Bank of America in commercial litigation between its client and the bank. Bank of America had filed a petition for writ of certiorari to vacate the order allowing the firm’s client to pursue punitive damages against it. But the firm was able to defeat that attempt, entitling its client to pursue punitive damages against the bank in the trial court.
The firm was able to obtain a complete win for its client in a consolidated appellate proceeding in which the appellant challenged eleven orders entered by the trial court. The appellant sought relief through both non-final appeals and original proceedings, such as petitions for writs of certiorari, prohibition, and mandamus. This victory, in an appeal spanning the waterfront from equitable distribution issues to children’s issues, allowed the firms’ client to finalize the dissolution of marriage proceeding on remand and end the long-running family-law litigation.