Johary Aviation, Inc. v. Turan

47 So. 3d 333 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010) Johary Aviation moved to set aside a default entered in the trial court against it and the trial court denied its motion. Attorney Shannon McLin Carlyle appealed the denial and Turan attempted to defend the ruling on two fronts. First, it claimed that the appeal was untimely,…


Halikman v. Halikman

43 So. 3d 913 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010) A Former Wife appealed a permanent alimony award asserting that it was inadequate. The Former Husband retained Shannon McLin Carlyle to defend the trial court’s decision and, despite difficult facts which would support a reversal, the Fifth District Court of Appeal affirmed. The appellate court accepted the…


Lakeland Regional Medical Center v. Neely

8 So. 3d 1268 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009) A hospital filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari, arguing that Amendment 7 (the “Patients’ Right to Know” Amendment) violated the common law work product doctrine. Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleagues successfully argued that Amendment 7 preempted the common law work product doctrine as it applied…


Spectrum Interiors, Inc. v. Exterior Walls, Inc.

2 So. 3d 1093 (Fla. 5th DCA 2009) Attorney Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleagues successfully appealed a Final Judgment entered after a jury verdict in favor of a sub-subcontractor in a construction dispute. The Opinion found that the trial court improperly allowed the jury to consider certain damage elements, and reversed in part and…


Liggett Group, Inc. v. Davis

997 So. 2d 400 (Fla. 2008) The First District Court of Appeal certified two questions to the Supreme Court of Florida, one involving whether Florida should adopt the Restatement (Third) of Torts for design defect Cases. Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleague filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of the Florida Justice Association addressing this…


Hall v. American Heritage Life Insurance Co.

990 So. 2d 589 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008) Attorney Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleagues appealed after the trial court entered final summary judgment against an insured where her insurance company denied disability benefits alleging she misrepresented information on her insurance application. Ms. Carlyle argued that the application was ambiguous. The Fifth District Court of…


Davis v. Ivey

984 So. 2d 571 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008) Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleague appealed a denial of a specific performance claim in a real estate transaction. In the Opinion, the Court reversed the trial court’s decision and ordered that the contract be specifically performed in the clients’ favor.


MQ Associates, Inc. v. North Bay Imaging, LLC

270 Fed. Appx. 761 (11th Cir. 2008) In this non-compete case, Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleague successfully defended a judgment in federal court dismissing the plaintiff’s tort claims, and also upheld the trial court’s equitably crafted temporary injunction.


Auchter Co. v. Zagloul

949 So. 2d 1189 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007) In this complex construction case, Shannon McLin Carlyle and her colleagues filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of the Associated General Contractors of America, and Associated General Contractors of Greater Florida. The First District sided with Ms. Carlyle’s position.


Getzer v. Diamond

920 So. 2d 1235 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006) Attorney Shannon McLin Carlyle represented an Orlando City Commissioner, Ernest Page, in an election challenge, and was successful in defending the incumbent candidate in a case that involved the interpretation of the City of Orlando’s election ordinance.