Guardianship News:

Embattled Florida Lawfirm faces another reversal in Federal Court

Florida 4th District Court of Appeal Florida 4th District Court of Appeal

The news is not good for a prominent Florida law firm accused of bilking a Ward out of huge sums in a guardianship.  See our prior post at

O Connell Verdict

These landmark rulings may be the beginning of justice for victims around the state.

 

DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
FOURTH DISTRICT
LINDA W. BOTTA, individually, BETHANY B. BOYD, individually, and NANCY D. COLACHICCO, individually,
Appellants,
v.
CIKLIN, LUBITZ & O’CONNELL, a Partnership of Professional Associations, and BRIAN M. O’CONNELL, ESQ., individually,
Appellees.
No. 4D17-379
[July 26, 2017]

Appeal of non-final order from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County; Carlos A. Rodriguez, Judge; L.T. Case No. CACE15019284AXXXCE.

Michael C. Sasso and Michael A. Sasso of Sasso & Sasso, Winter Park, for appellants.

Brian M. O’Connell, Ashley Crispin Ackal, and Zachary Rothman of Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell, West Palm Beach, for appellees.

GERBER, C.J.

The appellant daughters appeal from the circuit court’s order denying their amended motion to transfer the underlying actions from Broward County to Seminole County based on forum non conveniens. The daughters argue the court erred because their evidence showed that Broward County was not a convenient forum while Seminole County was the most convenient forum. We agree with the daughters’ argument. We reverse and remand for transfer of all pending actions to Seminole County.

 To read the appeals case filing please click on this link: Another Case against O Connell et al

 

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