See Ehlert v. Castro, Case No 4D20-2007 (Fla. 4th DCA Nov. 3, 2021).
In this case, after a successful verdict in a negligence suit (and affirmance of the verdict by the appellate court), our trial counsel moved to collect attorneys’ fees pursuant to a Proposal for Settlement. The trial court held the Proposal was invalid. However, on appeal, the appellate court agreed with our argument that the Proposal was unambiguous, as a fair reading of the settlement offer showed it was limited to the claims raised in the lawsuit.
We will now be able to move forward and collect all trial-level attorneys’ fees, and all appellate fees for both winning appeals. Thank you to Gordon & Partners & Mark Hanson for such terrific work in trial, and for trusting us for these appeals.
If you are in need of trial support or appellate representation, please contact us!