Fonderson v. Lairap

98 So. 3d 715 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012) Shannon McLin Carlyle represented the Appellee’s ex-husband in a case where he was ordered to pay temporary alimony as well as attorney’s fees. The Opinion successfully reversed the award of attorney’s fees in favor of the former husband.


Health First, Inc. v. Cataldo

92 So. 3d 859 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012) An injured driver was awarded damages in excess of $2,000,000, and the defendant driver and the driver’s employer appealed. In a lengthy opinion, the appellate court agreed with Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleague, upholding the verdict and additionally rejecting the appellant’s contentions that attorneys’ fees should…


McGregor v. Molnar

79 So. 3d 908 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012) Years after successfully obtaining a Per Curiam Affirmance in this case (See Molnar v. McGregor, 959 So. 2d 1195 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007)), the parties were back at the Second District Court of Appeal after the trial court denied the Plaintiff’s Motion for Attorney’s Fees pursuant to…


Irizarry v. Moore

84 So. 3d 1069 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012) Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleague represented in injured Plaintiff on appeal from an insufficient jury verdict. The trial court denied the plaintiff’s motion for new trial. Ms. Carlyle co-counseled with trial counsel, Sean Shaughnessy and Keith Mitnik of Morgan & Morgan, to prosecute the appeal. The…


MH New Investments, LLC v. Department of Transportation

76 So. 3d 1071 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011) Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleague appealed the trial court’s dismissal of a property owner’s business damage claim in an eminent domain proceeding. The Fifth District Court of Appeal reversed the dismissal and remanded the case to the trial court for consideration of the business damage claim.


Southeast Unloading, LLC v. Lucas

64 So. 3d 705 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011) Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleague received a Per Curiam Affirmance of a substantial jury verdict in a complex case involving the two-issue rule and the scope of Clooney v. Geeting, 352 So. 2d 1216 (Fla. 2d DCA 1977).


Gibson v. Progress Bank of Florida

54 So. 3d 1058 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011) This appellate proceeding was launched after a commercial lender attempted to discover the personal financial information of family members of the party who guaranteed the loan. The trial court had denied the family members’ motion for protective order and Shannon McLin Carlyle was retained on an emergency…


Ruddy v. Carelli

54 So. 3d 1055 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011) Following an automobile accident, an insured brought suit against his insurance company under his uninsured motorist policy. The insurance company denied coverage, asserting that he was required to join the tortfeasor and because he had not timely done so, he was not entitled to coverage. The trial…


Glary v. Israel

53 So. 3d 1095 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011) The trial court entered a non-final order directing a law firm and an individual to transfer funds to a receiver appointed to wind up a separate law firm’s affairs. Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleagues appealed the ruling, and successfully persuaded the appellate court to vacate the…