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Savage v. Palm Beach Co.

912 So. 2d 48 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005) The trial court excluded the property owners’ experts from testifying about “property blight” in an inverse condemnation case. The Fourth District Court of Appeal agreed that such testimony should have been allowed, and reversed and remanded the matter to the trial court with instructions to allow the…

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Brown v. Brown

873 So. 2d 601 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004) A father appealed the apportionment of settlement proceeds arising out of a motor vehicle accident that claimed the life of their 14 year old daughter. The trial court had awarded the mother a greater portion of the proceeds reasoning that her pain and suffering damages were greater…

200402.06
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Strout v. Campbell

864 So. 2d 1275 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004) This case dealt with the International Child Abduction Remedies Act which implemented the Hague Convention. After a mother absconded with her children to Germany, the trial court awarded primary residential custody of the children to the father, and the mother appealed, arguing that the lower court erred…

200205.22
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Acker v. Acker

821 So. 2d 1088 (Fla. 3d DCA 2002) Shannon McLin Carlyle filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar addressing an important question concerning whether a former husband’s pension could be considered a source of income for alimony purposes.

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Darden v. Beverly Health & Rehab. Servs.

763 So. 2d 542 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000) The trial court dismissed a third amended complaint filed in a wrongful death action on the basis that the applicable statute of limitations had run prior to the filing of the complaint. Shannon McLin Carlyle represented the estate on appeal, and was successful in reversing the decision…

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Ligouri v. Beverly Enterprises

762 So. 2d 1039 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000) In this wrongful death case arising out of nursing home’s negligence, the trial court dismissed a complaint with prejudice after his prior trial counsel had numerous unsuccessful attempts to amend. Shannon McLin Carlyle represented the client on appeal. Recognizing that trial courts are afforded broad discretion in…