6 months agoEdward Guedes (Chair of the Firm’s Appellate Practice group and lead appellate attorney for the City of Aventura in this case), Matthew Mandel, Samuel Zeskind, and Adam Schwartzbaum all obtained a significant appellate victory in the Third District Court of Appeal, which held that the City of Aventura’s Red Light Camera program is legal.
11 months agoMember & Chair of the Firm's Appellate Practice group Edward Guedes was retained by Publix Supermarkets after it had been found liable by a jury in a premises liability case.
1 year agoOn October 29, 2015, Partner Laura K. Wendell served as moderator for the Dade County Bar Association’s Fall Seminar at the Third District Court of Appeal, entitled “Best Practices for Oral Argument.”
Florida Supreme Court affirms the circuit court’s decision to validate the Clean Energy Coastal Corridor
1 year agoOn October 1, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s decision to validate the Clean Energy Coastal Corridor (the “Coastal Corridor”) bonds, which are to be issued in order to fund energy efficient, renewable energy and wind resistant improvements (the “Qualifying Improvements”) pursuant to Section 163.08, F.S. (the “PACE Statute”).
2 years ago
On April 8, 2015, the Firm achieved a significant victory on behalf of the Miami-Dade County School Board in a case that stood to reshape a school district’s legal duty to supervise children at school.
2 years ago
On November 13, the Florida Supreme Court in Special v. West Boca Medical Center announced a new harmless error rule applicable in all civil cases.
2 years ago
Ed Guedes, the Chair of the WSH Appellate Practice Group, reviews the recent appellate case on the ability for real estate brokers to protect their commercial real estate commissions.
Nine Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2015
2 years ago
It is a great source of pride to have so many of the firm’s attorneys recognized for the superior skills by their peers and this well regarded publication.
Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public), Litigation, Appellate Law & Practice, Land Use & Zoning (Private)
Tags: Mitchell A. Bierman, Jamie A. Cole, Edward G. Guedes, Stephen J. Helfman, Gilberto Pastoriza, Michael S. Popok, Clifford A. Schulman, Joseph H. Serota, Richard Jay Weiss
3 years ago
On November 7, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court issued a unanimous, 25-page opinion in favor of Firm client, CMI, Inc., the Kentucky-based manufacturer of the Intoxilyzer brand breath-alcohol testing instrument used in Florida. The case is Ulloa v. CMI, Inc., __ So. 3d __, 2013 WL 5942299 (Fla. Nov 07, 2013). Criminal defendants throughout the state had served hundreds of subpoenas duces tecum on CMI's registered agent in Florida, demanding that CMI surrender the source code for the Intoxilyzer simply by "sending it to defense counsel." CMI repeatedly objected and moved to quash the subpoenas arguing, in relevant part, that it could not be subpoenaed through its registered agent and that defendants had to comply with Florida's Uniform Law to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses from Within or Without a State in Criminal Proceedings. This concerted effort by the criminal defense bar forced CMI to litigate in county and circuit courts throughout the entire state instead of defending against the subpoenas in Kentucky, as the act contemplated.
Categories: Litigation, Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Florida Supreme Court, Jamie A. Cole, Edward G. Guedes, Michael S. Popok, Joseph H. Serota, Laura K. Wendell, Miami Commercial Litigation Attorney, Miami Commercial Litigation Lawyer, South Florida Commercial Litigation Attorney, South Florida Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Matthew H. Mandel, Fort Lauderdale Appellate Law Attorneys, Miami Appellate Law Attorneys, South Florida Appellate Law Attorneys, Florida Commercial Litigation Lawyer, Florida Litigation Attorneys, Fort Lauderdale Civil Litigation Attorneys, Fort Lauderdale Commercial Litigation Attorneys, Fort Lauderdale Commercial Litigation Attorneys, Miami Commercial Litigation Attorney, Miami Litigation Attorney, John J. Quick
Author(s): Edward G. Guedes
3 years ago
On October 23, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed an award of summary judgment in favor of the City of Lauderhill in a seven count complaint filed against the City by Piertus Aristyld, a former City maintenance worker. In his complaint, the Plaintiff had alleged that the City: (1) discriminated against him on the basis of his age and national origin by failing to promote him; (2) retaliated against him for complaining that the failure to promote him was based on discriminatory animus by issuing unwarranted discipline; and (3) terminated his employment in retaliation for his complaint and because of his age and national origin.
Categories: Labor and Employment, Litigation, Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Public Employees, Public Employers, Jamie A. Cole, Edward G. Guedes, Michael S. Popok, Brett J. Schneider, Joseph H. Serota, Matthew H. Mandel, Miami Appellate Law Attorneys, South Florida Appellate Law Attorneys, Fort Lauderdale Litigators, Miami Litigators, South Florida Litigators, Fort Lauderdale Employment Law Attorneys, Miami Employment Law Attorneys, South Florida Employment Law Attorneys, Fort Lauderdale Labor Law Attorneys, Miami Labor Law Attorneys, South Florida Labor Law Attorneys, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Family Medical Leave Act, Protected Activity, Florida Litigation Attorneys, Fort Lauderdale Civil Litigation Attorneys, Fort Lauderdale Employment Lawyer, Fort Lauderdale Employment Lawyer, Miami Employment Attorney, Miami Employment Attorney, Miami Labor Lawyer, South Florida Employment Lawyers
Author(s): Brett J. Schneider