Kelly L. Rooth Prevails in Complex Civil Rights Appeal

790 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2015) Kelly L. Rooth prevails in complex civil rights actions. In Salvato v. Miley, 790 F.3d 1286 (11th Cir. 2015), the personal representative of the estate of a suspect who was shot and killed by police brought a § 1983 action against the officer and the county sheriff. The United…


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 and her colleague, upholding the verdict and additionally rejecting the appellant’s contentions that attorneys’ fees should not…


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 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. McLin co-counseled with trial counsel, Sean Shaughnessy and Keith Mitnik of Morgan & Morgan, to prosecute the appeal. The appellate…


Southeast Unloading, LLC v. Lucas

64 So. 3d 705 (Fla. 5th DCA 2011) Shannon McLin 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).


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…


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 and her colleagues successfully argued that Amendment 7 preempted the common law work product doctrine as it applied to…