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New Multi-Million Dollar Verdict: On October 28, 2016, Massey & Duffy, PLLC obtained a nearly $3.6 Million verdict for our client, Richard Williams. In a tragic case of mistaken identity, we obtained for Richard Williams a jury verdict that included millions in punitive damages. You can read the verdict form by clicking HERE.

 

Court Victories: Motions to Dismiss

Jones v. Gainesville Hotel Management, LLC, D/B/A Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites, Case No. 1:14-cv-212-MW/GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2014) (Fair Labor Standards Act/Overtime; Defendant’s Motion claiming that Plaintiff failed to state a claim because he did not identify the time claimed was denied)

Hill v. Impro Synergies, LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-101- MW/GRJ (N.D. FLa 2015) (Housing retaliation claim permitted to go forward)

Maxwell v. Sun Bay, Case No. 1:15cv216-MW/GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2015) (Title VII and F.S. 760 case regarding whether individuals can be held liable as employers under those statutes)

Mitchell v. Cici Enterprises, Lp, Cici’s Pizza Gainesville, Cici’s Pizza, Cici’s Pizza 388, Ci Ci’s Pizza Gainesville, Pizza Buffet Gainesville, Llc, Auto-Chlor System Of Jacksonville, Inc.,and Donald Tyler Scoates, Case No. 012014CA002488 (Alachua County Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit) (Child Injury)

Cowvins v. Harborchase of Gainesville, Inc., Case No. 2011 CA 001390 (Eighth Judicial Circuit, Alachua County, FL 2012) (Whistleblower case)

Peacock and Harvey v. Cypress Health Systems Florida, Inc., Case No. 1:11-cv-00257-MP-GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2012) (FLSA)

Van Orden v. Publix, Case No. 146-07-3627, (Fifth Judicial Circuit, Marion County, FL 2006) (Personal Injury)

Super Service, LLC v. Land Environmental Group, LLC, Case No. 01-2012-CC-003107 (Eighth Judicial Circuit, Alachua County, FL 2012) (Defending Breach of Contract Case and obtaining an Order dismissing the Plaintiff’s case in its entirety)

Alston v. Turner, Edell d/b/a Safety Cab, Case No. 01-08-CA-0760 (Eighth Judicial Circuit, Alachua County, FL 2008) (Wages)

Court Victories: Summary Judgment

Hughes v. Family Life Care, Case No. 1:15-cv-00007, N.D. Fla. (2015) (Order granting Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment, declaring that Plaintiff was not an independent contractor of FLC and instead was an employee entitled to overtime compensation and the protections of the FLSA)

Gilliand v. Open Arms Medical Center at Hawhtorne, LLC and Brian C. Creghan, Case No. 1:15-cv-100-MW/GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2016) (Denying Defendant’s Summary Judgment after Defendants claimed case was frivolous and would be thrown out).

Williams v. First Advantage LNS Screening Solutions, Inc., Case No. 1:13-cv-222 (N.D. Fla. 2015) (Denying Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment on all counts of a Fair Credit Reporting Act case).

Cadieux v. Ocala Breeder Sales Company, Inc., Case No. 5:04-cv-355-Oc-10GRJ (2006 M.D. Ocala) (Slander)

Bergmann v. Schaefer, Fagan & Associates, Inc., Case No. 50-2012-CA-015061-MB-AE (Fifth Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County Florida) (Summary Judgment Granted, Judgement entered in the sum of $139,185.00 for our client, Mr. Bergmann)

Bennett v. Publix Supermarkets, Inc., Case No. 5:11-cv-00176-WTH-GJK (2012 M.D. Ocala) (FMLA)

McCullen v. RDR, LLC, Case No. 5:06cv176 –OC-10GRJ (2007 M.D. Ocala) (Title VII)

Trunnell v. Advance Stores Company Inc., Case No.1:11-cv-00038-SPM-GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2011) (Equal Pay Act)

Penningers v. Storage Properties of Florida, Inc. d/b/a Sentry Storage, Case No: 03-2620-CAK (Fifth Judicial Circuit, Marion County, FL) (Property)

Sears v. Heritage Financial Group, Inc., Case No. 01-09-CA091 (Eighth Judicial Circuit, Alachua County, 2009) (Child Injury)

Court Victories: Motions for New Trial/Directed Verdict

Stevenson v. Second Chance Jai Alai, LLC, Case No. 5:11-cv-496-oc-37 (M.D. Fla. 2013) (FLSA)

McGowan v. Payroll Management, Inc., Case No. 2010-CA-004869 (Eighth Judicial Circuit, Alachua County, 2012) (FMLA retaliation)

Quintana v. High Springs Family Practice Clinic, Case No. 01 2008 CA 005175 (2009 Alachua County Circuit Court) (Wages)

Chamblee v. Plumley Properties of Florida, Inc., Case No. 04-339-CA-K (2006 Marion County Circuit Court) (F.S. Section 760)

Appellate Cases

Haigh v. Planning Bd. of Town of Medfield 940 So. 2d 1230 – Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 5th Dist., 2006 – Appellee. No. 5D05-2809 (5th DCA, November 3, 2006) (Collections)

Stackman v. Pope 28 So. 3d 131 – Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, (5th DCA, February 5, 2010) (Business Dispute)

Poropat v. Poropat Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 5th Dist., 2010 – Case No. 5D10-1003 (5th DCA, December 3, 2010) (Business Dispute)

Barber v. Faulkner Press, LLC Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 1st Dist., 2014 (1st DCA, May 8, 2014) (Business Dispute)

Watts-Robinson v. Thomas Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 1st Dist., 2008 – Google Scholar 1D07-2446 (1st DCA, February 7, 2008) (Business Dispute)

CDM v. K. Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 1st Dist., 2011 (1st DCA 2011) (Family Law)

Robyn v. Forest River, Inc., 913 So. 2d 743 – Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 5th Dist., 2005 – No. 5D04-2637 (5th DCA November 4, 2005) (Business Dispute)

Roldan v. State, Fla: Dist. Court of Appeals, 1st Dist., 2013 – Case No. 1D12-4857 (1st DCA 2013) (Family law)

Bell v. Georgia Pacific, Case No. 5-04CV50-OC-10GRJ (11th Circuit, 2005) (F.S. 448.08)

Court Victories: Summary Judgment/Admission of Liability

Curry v. High Springs Family Practice Clinic and Diagnosis Center, Inc., Case No. 1:08-cv-00008-MP-AK (2009 M.D. Fla.) (Overtime)

Access 4 All v. Oak Spring, Inc., Case No. 5:04-cv-75-Oc-GRJ, (M. D. Ocala) (public accommodation/ADA)

Mitchell v. Cici’s Pizza 388 and Donald Tyler Scoates, Case No. 012014CA002488 (Alachua County Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit) (Motion to Bifurcate)

Mellington v. Miller, Case No. 04-1117-CA-G, (5th Circuit, Marion County, FL, 2004) (Personal Injury)

Court Victories: Motions Related to Collective Actions

Hines v. J-Curt, Case No. 1:07-cv-50 MP-AK (N.D. Fla. 2008) (FLSA)

Strozier v. Sal-Mark Services, LLC d/b/a Home By Choice, Case No. 1:14-cv-19 MW/GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2014) (FLSA)

Epps, Et. Al. v. Oak Street Mortgage, LLC, Case No. 5:04-cv-46 (M.D. Fla. 2004) (FLSA)

Court Victories: Motion to Strike Affidavit and for Sanctions

Howard v. Life Care Centers of America, Case No. 5:06-cv-276 (M.D. Fla. 2007) (Title VII)

Mitchell v. Cici Enterprises, Lp, Cici’s Pizza Gainesville, Cici’s Pizza, Cici’s Pizza 388, Ci Ci’s Pizza Gainesville,and Donald Tyler Scoates, Case No. 012014CA002488 (Alachua County Circuit Court, Eighth Judicial Circuit) (Motion to Dismiss for Fraud and Sanctions)

Garcia v. Foram Group, Inc. of Georgia and Foram Group, Inc., Case No. 1:12-cv-00226-SPM-GRL (N.D. Fla. 2012) (Section 525(b))

Hinricks v. American Panel Corporation, 5:15-cv-199 (M.D. Fla. 2015) (Motion to Strike Affirmative Defenses Granted as to Tenth Affirmative Defense).

Court Victories: Discovery Motions

Vann v. Allclean, Inc. and Barbara Nemeth Hoce, Case No. 1:14-cv-185-MW/GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2014) (Order Granting In Part Motion to Compel, Reserving Ruling on Payment of Expenses)

Hughes v. Family Life Care, Inc., Case No. 1:15-cv-7-MW/GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2015) (Order Granting Motion to Compel and Granting Plaintiff’s Request for Attorneys’ Fees)

Howard and Greenstone v. Second Chance, Case No. 5:15-cv-200 (M.D. Fla. 2015) (Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion to Compel and Granting Plaintiffs’ request for an award of attorneys’ fees)

Elizabeth Mitchell v. Pizza Buffet Gainesville, LLC, Case No. 01-2014-CA-2488 (Alachua County, FL 2014) (Multiple Orders Granting Motion to Compel)

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance v. Arlene Benbow McCoy, Case No. 14-149-CAB (Marion County, Fla. 2014) (Order requiring State Farm to Produce evidence being withheld under the guise of HIPPA)

Covington v. Sailormen, Inc., Case No. 1:10-cv-00252-MP-GRJ (N.D. Fla. 2011) (Order Granting Motion to Compel and Awarding Expenses to Plaintiff’s Counsel)

Hill v. Impro Synergies, LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-101- MW/GRJ (N.D. FLa 2015) (Motion to Compel Granted, forcing Defendant to provide complete answers to requests to produce)

Howard, et. al. v. Second Chance, et. al., Case No. 5:15-cv-200 (M.D. Fla. 2015) (Order denying opposing counsel’s motion for reconsideration and reiterating award of fees in favor of Massey & Duffy)

Providing Expert Testimony

Fortner v. Hampton Manor, Inc., Case No. 08-CA-00896 (2011 Marion County Circuit Court) (Whistleblower)

 

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