Appellate Decisions

Ramos v. U.S. Attorney General

709 F.3d 1066 (11th Cir. 2013) (remanding case of alien's application for cancellation of removal being denied)

Commissioner v. Jean

496 US 154 (1990) (establishing standards for fees under the Equal Access to Justice Act)

Jean v. Nelson

472 US 846 (1985) (establishing the right of aliens to non-discriminatory treatment under federal statutes)

McNary v. Haitian Refugee Center, Inc.

498 US 479 (1991) (establishing right to bring pattern and practice lawsuit by aliens against INS)

Chang v. U.S.

327 F.3d 9 (9th Cir. 2003) (established standard for I-829 review in EB-5 cases)

Haitian Refugee Center v. Smith

767 F.2d 1023 (5th Cir. 1982) (establishing a constitutional right to seek asylum)

Ironworkers v. Bowen

624 F.2d 1255, (5th Cir. 1980) (establishing the criteria for attorneys' fees under ERISA)

Lewis v. Smith

731 F.2d 1535 (11th Cir. 1984) (clarifying burden of proof in employment discrimination cases)

Lee v. Executive Airlines, Inc.

(S.D. Fl. 1988) (establishing race discrimination against American Airlines. Largest judgment in South Florida for single racial hostile environment claim)

Smith v. Smathers

372 So.2d 427 (Fla. 1979) (Successfully challenging the effort to eliminate the write-in ballot in the State of Florida)

Hernandez v. Virgin M.D.

So.2d 1369 (3rd D.C.A. 1987) (error to refuse to permit plaintiff's to continue taking defendant physician deposition after deposition suspended)

Jauma v. Mejias

758 So.2d 696 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2000) rev. denied 786 So.2d 186 (Fla. 2001) (open and obvious nature of hazard did not relieve city of liability in slip and fall case)

Mactown, Inc. v. Continental Insurance Co.

716 So.2d 289 (3rd D.C.A. 1998) (severability clause making liability coverage exclusions applicable separately to each insured)

Massa v. Southern Heritage Insurance Co.

697 So.2d 868 (4th D.C.A. 1997) (establishing right of loss and coverage despite lack of physical contact with other vehicles)

Motor Insurance Corp v. Marino

623 So.2d 815 (3rd D.C.A. 1993) (material misrepresentation in application for insurance policy nullified policy and was absolute defense to enforcement of policy)