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Landsman v. McClellan, case # 2:13-cv-14375-DLG, In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Ft. Pierce division.

On Friday, November 13, 2015, Florida Trial Team Managing Shareholder Robert E. Bonner and Associate David R. Lane obtained a defense verdict in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in the the case of Landsman v. McClellan, case # 2:13-cv-14375-DLG. This was a civil rights lawsuit involving allegations of excessive force. Following a week-long trial, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant, Fletcher McClellan, and against the plaintiff, Allison Landsman. In its verdict, the jury specifically found that the defendant did not intentionally commit acts that violated the plaintiff’s federal constitutional rights not to be subjected to excessive or unreasonable force.


Newman v. The Palms Country Club and Resort Condominium Association, Inc., case #  2014-CA-2608, in the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, in and for Osceola County, Florida.

Florida Trial Team Shareholder Donald L. O’Dell obtained a dismissal with prejudice for fraud on the court in this Osceola County premises liability action.


Rader v. Mercaldo, etc., et al., case # 6:13-cv-878-ORL-31

Florida Trial Team members Robert E. Bonner and David R. Lane obtained a summary judgment on behalf of 3 law enforcement officers in this federal court lawsuit alleging federal excessive force claims and state court wrongful death claims arising out of a police shooting.


Ortiz v Moon, etc., et al., case # 6:14-cv-362-ORL-37

Florida Trial Team members Robert E. Bonner and David R. Lane obtained a summary judgment on behalf of a law enforcement officer in this federal court false arrest/malicious prosecution action.


Dressendorfer, etc., et al., v. Taylor Morison, Inc., etc., et al., case # 33 527 Y 00294 13,

Florida Trial Team member John E. Bengier obtained rulings in favor of his client, Randall Rathjen, Inc., in this complex AAA arbitration regarding homes built by Taylor Morrison in the Bartram Springs subdivision between 2004 and 2009. During the arbitration week of June 16, 2015, five homes within that subdivision were taken up for consideration. After hearing all the evidence, considering the exhibits offered in evidence, and having heard argument of counsel, the AAA panel found in favor of Randall Rathjen with respect to each of these homes. The AAA apportioned no dollar amount to Randall Rathjen, Inc. of the damages it found Taylor Morrison owed to the home owners for defective construction.


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