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Initial Brief 2dDCA Robert Bauer 2D08 2224 $11,550 Sanction

Initial Brief 2dDCA Robert Bauer 2D08 2224 $11,550 Sanction

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Initial Brief 2dDCA Robert Bauer 2D08 2224 $11,550 Sanction: DENIED by the 2dDCA
Initial Brief 2dDCA Robert Bauer 2D08 2224 $11,550 Sanction: DENIED by the 2dDCA

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA SECOND DISTRICT APPELLATE DIVISION NEIL
J
GILLESPIE, APPELLATE CASE NO.: Defendant/Appellant, Lower Court Case No. 05-CA-007205 vs. BARKER, RODEMS & COOK, P.A., a Florida Corporation; and WILLIAM
J
COOK, Plaintiffs/Appellees. ON APPEAL FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR
THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA
APPELLANT'S INITIAL
BRIEF
Robert
W
Bauer, Esq. Counsel for the Appellant, Neil
J
Gillespie Florida Bar No. 0011058 2815
NW
13
th
Street, Suite 200E Gainesville, Florida Telephone: (352) 375-5960 Fax: (352) 337-2518 Oral Argument Requested
 
TABLE
OF
CONTENTS 
Table
of
Citations,Statutes,andOtherAuthorities iiiStatement
of
theCaseandFacts vSummary
of
Argument viiiArgument:Standard
of
Review x
I.
THETRIALCOURTERREDINAWARDINGATTORNEY'SFEESUNDER
 
57.105,FLA.STAT.(2003)TOTHEAPPELLEESBECAUSETHEPROSEAPPELLANTHADAGOODFAITHBELIEFTHATHISCLAIMWASSUPPORTED
 Y
LAW1
A.
Thiscourtshouldreversetheaward
of
attorney'sfeesinfavor
of
theappelleesbecausethetrialcourtabuseditsdiscretioninholdingaproselitigantandaprofessionalattorneytothesamestandard
of
care3
 
B.
Thiscourtshouldreversetheaward
of
attorney'sfeesinfavor
of
theappelleesbecausethetrialcourterredinfindingthattheappellant'slawsuitwasfrivolous8Conclusion
13
Certificate
of
Service
14
Certificate
of
Compliance
15
 
TABLE
OF
CITATIONS
STATUTES, AND
OTHER
AUTHORITIES
§ 57.105, Fla. Stat. (2003) viii, 1
Bacon
v.
American Federation
of
State, County, and Municipal Employees Council
13
795
F.2d
33
(7th Cir. 1986)
2
3, 4
Biermann
v.
Cook
619 So.2d 1029 (Fla. 2d DCA 1993) 4, 5
Bowen
v.
Brewer
936 So.2d 757 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006) 9
Clark
v.
Green
814 F.2d
221
(5th Cir. 1987) 3
Cankaris
v.
Cankaris
382 So.2d 1197 (Fla. 1980) x
Connelly
v.
Old Bridge Village Co-Op, Inc.
915 So.2d 652 (Fla. 2d DCA 2005) 1
raef
v.
Dames Moore Group, Inc.
957 So.2d 257 (Fla. 2d DCA 2003) x
Harlow
v.
Bergson
893 F.2d 187 (8th Cir. 1990) 3
Langford
v.
Ferrera
823 So.2d 795 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001) 9
Mason
v.
Highlands County Bd.
f
County Com rs
817 So.2d 922 (Fla. 2d DCA 2002) 1
Mercury Ins.
Co
v.
Coatney
910 So.2d 925 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005) x
Peyton
v.
Horner
920 So.2d 180 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006) x
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