Tag Archives: Attorney’s Fees

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Reversal of Fee Award Against Former Wife Awarded Based on Rejection of a Settlement Offer

By Robin Bresky |

Hallac v. Hallac Case No. 4D10-4450 We represented a former wife in an appeal from the trial court’s order on opposing motions for attorney’s fees following trial. Early in the dissolution of marriage case, our client had rejected the former husband’s settlement offer and made a counteroffer. The case proceeded to trial and our… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Affirmance of Summary Judgment Against Apartments That Sought to Evict Residents

By Robin Bresky |

Canterbury Apartments, Inc. v. Sokol, Case No. 10-21735 CACE (26); L.T. Case No. 09-7287 COCE (53) We represented the tenants of a unit of a co-operative apartment building. Prior to our involvement in the case, the apartment building management filed suit against our clients alleging five separate violations of the lease, corporation by-laws, and… Read More »

Insureds’ Entitlement to Attorney’s Fees Resolved – Win at the Fourth District Court of Appeal

By Robin Bresky |

Rahabi v. FIGA Case No. 4D10-846* The issue on appeal was whether our clients were entitled to an award of attorney’s fees because FIGA affirmatively denied our clients’ claim under the insurance policy prior to paying the appraisal award. Our clients’ roof was damaged by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Our clients sought coverage under… Read More »

Tuition Tales on Trial

By Robin Bresky |

Fourth DCA:  Trial Court Erred in Holding Mother in Contempt Without Finding of Ability to Comply With Order Harris v. Hampton Case No. 4D11-966 The Fourth District Court of Appeal wrote to address an appeal of a non-final order of contempt entered after a final order in a post-dissolution of marriage case. The trial… Read More »

Fourth DCA Reverses Order Granting Attorney’s Fees in Lemon Law Arbitration as “Damages” Under Section 681.112(1), Fla. Stat.

By Robin Bresky |

Chrysler Group, LLC v. Musacchia, 4D10-212 June 8, 2011 The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court decision granting a claim for attorney’s fees under section 681.112(1), Florida Statutes (2006).  The Musacchias filed a successful arbitration action against Chrysler with the Lemon Law New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board after they experienced… Read More »

Entitlement to Attorney’s Fees in Probate Matter Resolved – Win at the Supreme Court:

By Robin Bresky |

Carlin v. Javorek The issue was whether the Supreme Court should exercise its discretionary jurisdiction to review of the Fourth District Court of Appeal’s reversal of a trial court’s order denying an award of attorney’s fees to our client. The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court decision holding that our… Read More »

Reverses Order Dismissing Suit Entered Following Hearing Noticed Only as Status Conference

By Robin Bresky |

Marcline v. Florida Insurance Guaranty Association, 4D09-4948 May 25, 2011 The Fourth DCA recently reversed a trial court order dismissing the appellants’ case with prejudice entered following a status conference. The appellants had filed a claim with the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (“FIGA”) after their insurer became insolvent. The appellants eventually sued for breach… Read More »