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WSH Earns Significant Appellate Victory Establishing Legality of City's Red Light Camera Program

Edward 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.

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Categories: Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Miami Appellate Law Attorneys

Ed Guedes Secures Appellate Win for Publix Supermarkets

Member & 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. 

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Categories: Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Edward G. Guedes

Laura Wendell Serves as Moderator for the Dade County Bar Association’s Fall Seminar

On 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.”

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Categories: Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Laura K. Wendell

Florida Supreme Court affirms the circuit court’s decision to validate the Clean Energy Coastal Corridor

On 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”). 

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Categories: Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Jeffrey DeCarloChad S. FriedmanEdward G. Guedes

Miami-Dade School Board Win

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. 

 

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Categories: LitigationAppellate Law & Practice
Tags: Edward G. GuedesMiami Litigation Attorney
Author(s): Ed Guedes

Florida Supreme Court Ruling

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. 

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Categories: Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Edward G. Guedes

Real Estate Brokers Can Now Protect Their Commissions in Commercial Real Estate Transactions

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.

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Categories: Appellate Law & Practice
Tags: Edward G. Guedes

Nine Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole & Boniske Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2015

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. 

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Categories: Land Use & Zoning (Public)LitigationAppellate Law & PracticeLand Use & Zoning (Private)
Tags: Mitchell A. BiermanJamie A. ColeEdward G. GuedesStephen J. HelfmanGilberto PastorizaMichael S. PopokClifford A. SchulmanJoseph H. SerotaRichard Jay Weiss

WSH Attorneys Obtain Significant Appellate Victory For Client At State's Highest Court

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.

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Categories: LitigationAppellate Law & Practice
Tags: Florida Supreme CourtJamie A. ColeEdward G. GuedesMichael S. PopokJoseph H. SerotaLaura K. WendellMiami Commercial Litigation AttorneyMiami Commercial Litigation LawyerSouth Florida Commercial Litigation AttorneySouth Florida Commercial Litigation LawyerMatthew H. MandelFort Lauderdale Appellate Law AttorneysMiami Appellate Law AttorneysSouth Florida Appellate Law AttorneysFlorida Commercial Litigation LawyerFlorida Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Civil Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Commercial Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Commercial Litigation AttorneysMiami Commercial Litigation AttorneyMiami Litigation AttorneyJohn J. Quick
Author(s): Edward G. Guedes

WSH Labor & Employment Attorneys Win Appeal For City of Lauderhill

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.

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Categories: Labor and EmploymentLitigationAppellate Law & Practice
Tags: Public EmployeesPublic EmployersJamie A. ColeEdward G. GuedesMichael S. PopokBrett J. SchneiderJoseph H. SerotaMatthew H. MandelMiami Appellate Law AttorneysSouth Florida Appellate Law AttorneysFort Lauderdale LitigatorsMiami LitigatorsSouth Florida LitigatorsFort Lauderdale Employment Law AttorneysMiami Employment Law AttorneysSouth Florida Employment Law AttorneysFort Lauderdale Labor Law AttorneysMiami Labor Law AttorneysSouth Florida Labor Law AttorneysEleventh Circuit Court of AppealsFamily Medical Leave ActProtected ActivityFlorida Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Civil Litigation AttorneysFort Lauderdale Employment LawyerFort Lauderdale Employment LawyerMiami Employment AttorneyMiami Employment AttorneyMiami Labor LawyerSouth Florida Employment Lawyers
Author(s): Brett J. Schneider