Tag Archives: Florida Statutes

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Successfully Defends Motion for Appellate Attorney’s Fees Based on Failure to Apportion Settlement Offer

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Law Offices of Robin Bresky Successfully Defends Motion for Appellate Attorney’s Fees Based on Failure to Apportion Settlement Offer The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently successfully defended against a motion for appellate attorney’s fees based on opposing counsel’s failure to apportion a settlement offer. The case concerned the Defendant’s failure to pay for… Read More »

Florida Supreme Court: State Law Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Pregnancy

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Florida Supreme Court: State Law Prohibits Discrimination on the Basis of Pregnancy On April 17, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court decided that “discrimination because of sex” under the Florida Civil Rights Act (“FCRA”) includes discrimination based on pregnancy, which is a “natural condition and primary characteristic unique to the female sex.” Delva v. Continental… Read More »

Fourth DCA: Florida Courts Lack Jurisdiction to Order Debtor to Turn Over Property Located Outside of Florida to Satisfy Judgment Debt

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Fourth DCA: Florida Courts Lack Jurisdiction to Order Debtor to Turn Over Property Located Outside of Florida to Satisfy Judgment Debt Harry Sargeant III, Mustafa Abu-Naba’a, and International Oil Trading Co., LLC v. Mohammed Anwar Fari Al-Saleh, Case No. 4D13-1447 The Fourth District Court of Appeal (“Fourth DCA”) recently decided an important case regarding… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Wins Affirmance of Final Summary Judgment Finding Condominium Purchaser Entitled to Benefit of Safe Harbor Statute

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Law Offices of Robin Bresky Wins Affirmance of Final Summary Judgment Finding Condominium Purchaser Entitled to Benefit of Safe Harbor Statute The Plaza Condominium Ass’n, Inc. v. BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., 5D12-4354 The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently successfully defended an appeal by a condominium association of a final summary judgment finding… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Affirmance of Order Limiting Successor Mortgagee’s Liability Following a Foreclosure Sale

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Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Affirmance of Order Limiting Successor Mortgagee’s Liability Following a Foreclosure Sale The Sterling Villages of Palm Beach Lakes v. The Bank of New York, 4D11-3008 The Law Offices of Robin Bresky recently won an affirmance of an order limiting a successor mortgagee’s liability to the homeowner’s association (“HOA”)… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Successfully Defends Appellate Win In Favor Of Former Wife Against Motion For Rehearing

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. On appeal, our firm argued that it was legal error for the trial court to have used our client’s refusal of a settlement offer and the fact… Read More »

Law Offices of Robin Bresky Obtains Reversal of Child Support Order to Award Mother Her Child’s Uncovered Medical Expenses

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Judkins v. Dep’t of Revenue and Jose Briceno Case No. 4D10-4579 We represented a mother in her appeal from the Department of Revenue’s child support order. The mother had sought an order requiring the father of her child to pay child support. Specifically, the mother’s application for child support enforcement sought financial contribution from… Read More »

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 »

Order of Juvenile Detention Did Not Violate Florida Law

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Fourth DCA:  Trial Court Order of Juvenile Detention Pending Placement in Residential Program Did Not Violate Florida Law V.P. v. State Case No. 4D11-3001 The trial court adjudicated V.P. delinquent on a first-degree petit theft count, and revoked V.P.’s probation for counts of battery, second-degree petit theft, and grand theft. Pending placement in a… Read More »

Monetary Damages Not Available to Plaintiffs Under Firefighter’s Bill of Rights

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Curtis v. City of West Palm Beach, 4D10-876 June 22, 2011 The Fourth District Court of Appeal addressed the issue of whether a firefighter could claim monetary damages under the Firefighter’s Bill of Rights (“FBR”). The firefighter sought monetary relief for alleged violations of the FBR by the City of West Palm Beach in… Read More »