Firm Obtains Appeal Dismissal in Family Law Matter
Constance Boyd v. Alice Llaurado, Case No. 3D14-1133, Appeal Dismissed February 13, 2015
The firm, through Of Counsel attorney Michele Feinzig, recently ghostwrote a successful motion to dismiss an appeal on behalf of a client who had obtained a favorable ruling in the trial court. The client was sued by her young daughter’s grandmother for Grandparent Visitation rights, as well as emotional distress damages based on Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, but the case was dismissed in the trial court. Instead of timely appealing the trial court’s order, the grandmother filed various motions which sought to keep the case alive against our client. When those motions ultimately proved unsuccessful, the grandmother appealed. The appeal, however, was untimely under the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure. Because of certain aspects of the ruling on appeal, and the maneuvering that had taken place in the trial court by the grandmother, a detailed motion to dismiss the appeal, with extensive analysis, was prepared by attorney Feinzig. That motion was granted by the appellate court, thus ensuring that the litigation against our client is now concluded in her favor.