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Edward Guedes recently secured a win at the Fourth District Court of Appeal on behalf of Sedano’s. The court held for the first time in Florida that standard jury instruction 401.20(a), which governs premises liability cases, was an incorrect instruction to give in premises liability cases governed by section 768.0755, Florida Statutes (involving transitory foreign substances that cause an accident). The trial court denied our client’s request for an amendment to the standard instruction to conform it to section 768.0755, and the Fourth District agreed with us that that was an abuse of discretion, reversed the verdict, and ordered a new trial for Sedano’s.

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