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DESCRIPTIVE vs. MEANINGFUL

Strategy: Be creative in all endeavors; even golf. |||| On appeal in the Eleventh Circuit, Don Hayden and team successfully defended the federal district court’s summary judgment which they had obtained in favor of the client. In this case, the plaintiff foundation, which operated an international golf skills competition, sued the client, The Golf Channel [...]

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FORECLOSURE PROCESSING FIRM – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT AND FOURTH DCA AFFIRMANCES

Strategy: Tenacity and attention to detail. In this case, multiple lawsuits against the client filed by the same Plaintiff in both state and federal court were thwarted repeatedly by aggressive and creative major motion practice in the lower courts, carefully preserving essential arguments for appeal, and prevailing on appeal in both the federal and state [...]

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AMICUS – US SUPREME COURT

Strategy: Amicus briefs are your friends. In this case, Lara Grillo filed an amicus brief on behalf of a national organization in support of the Respondent seeking affirmance of the lower court’s decision in its favor. Respondents were victims of an international Ponzi scheme in which brokers induced the Respondents to invest in certain certificates [...]

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CRIMINAL APPEAL – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT REVERSAL OF CONVICTION

Strategy: Keep it simple. In connection with a government sting operation, the client was convicted of conspiracy to rob a cocaine stash house under the Hobbs Act. The alleged conspirators were to meet in the parking lot of El Tropico restaurant in Miami, break into the stash house, and steal drugs. Multiple defendants, including the [...]

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DISMISSAL OF COMMERCIAL CLAIMS – ELEVENTH CIRCUIT AFFIRMANCE

Strategy: Timing is everything / If you're not fast - you're last. |||| On appeal in the Eleventh Circuit, Don Hayden and team successfully defended the district court’s judgment in the client’s favor after a bench trial finding that the client, a Florida corporation that arranged and secured the shipment of goods for a large [...]

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