FDLA Amicus Briefs
In Morris v. Muniz, SC16-931, Travese Erickson of the Saalfield Shad Law Firm authored the brief in support of the medical providers. The case concerns discovery of an expertís qualifications during the presuit investigation period in medical malpractice claims. Essentially, the Plaintiff argues that the medical providers have to accept the affidavit wholesale and canít inquire further.
In Gal v. Prepared Ins. Co., SC16-2190. Elaine Walter of Gaebe, Mullen, Antonelli & DiMatteo authored the brief in support of the insurance company. This case is a first party property case about when a general contractor is necessary and when a carrier must pay the general contractorís profit and overhead. The homeowner has advocated for a three-trades rule and implicitly argues that the Court should recede from Trinidad.
In Escobar v. Tower Hill, 3D16-1844. The amicus brief is currently due August 14, 2017. Katie Ender of Cole, Scott & Kissane will author the brief. This is also a first party property case. The case deals application of the Fifth Districtís opinion in Slayton v. Universal Prop. & Cas. Ins. Co., 103 So. 3d 934 (Fla. 5th DCA 2012).