Scott L. Mendlestein Named New Managing Shareholder

Scott L. Mendlestein, Esq. has been named managing shareholder. Mr. Mendlestein joined the firm in 2001, developing an expertise in claims involving medical negligence, sexual assault, premises liability, auto negligence, and trucking liability.

Florida Court Authorizes Interlocutory Appeals of Orders Granting or Denying Leave to Amend a Complaint for Punitive Damages

On January 6, 2022, the Florida Supreme Court amended Fla. R. App. P. 9.130 to authorize interlocutory appeals of orders granting or denying leave to amend a complaint to assert a claim for punitive damages.

Regarding Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard

Effective May 1, 2021, Florida became the 39th state to adopt the federal summary judgment standard articulated by the U.S. Supreme Court in the series of cases known as the Celotex trilogy. In Re Amendments to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510, 309 So. 3d 192 (Fla. 2020).

Three Attorneys are Elevated

David J. Emas and Anthony M. Alvarez have been elevated to the position of Partner, while Paige I. Saperstein has been promoted to Shareholder.