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Date: 06-03-2024

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Brandi Darmetta, et al. v. Marlos Canales, et al.

Case Number: 0:23-cv-61113

Judge: David S. Leibowitz

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (Broward Count)

Plaintiff's Attorney: Paul M. Silva and Peter Joseph Somera, Jr.

Defendant's Attorney: Heather Marie Calhoon and Lawrence Eldridge Burkhalter


Boca Raton, Florida personal injury lawyers Paul M. Silva and Peter Joseph Somera, Jr. represented the Plaintiff who sued on an auto negligence theory.

This case was filed in the 17th Judicial Circuit Broward County, Florida, CACE-23-006040, and was removed to fedral court by the Defendants.

Florida operates under a legal doctrine of “pure comparative negligence.” Under this doctrine, a driver's percentage of fault will determine the amount of compensation they are entitled to. Fortunately, even if you played a role in your accident, you could still recover damages.

The following five elements may typically be required to prove negligence: The existence of a legal duty that theendant owed the plaintiff, Defendant’s breach of that duty, Harm to the plaintiff, Defendant’s actions are the proximate cause of harm to the plaintiff, and Defendant’s actions are the cause-in-fact of harm to the plaintiff.

Outcome: 05/28/2024 84 ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART Defendant ArborWorks, LLC's 56 Motion to Quash and for Protective Order. Signed by Magistrate Judge Alicia O. Valle on 5/28/2024. See attached document for full details. (lbe) (Entered: 05/28/2024)
05/28/2024 85 ORDER Dismissing Case (With Prejudice) . Signed by Judge David S. Leibowitz on 5/28/2024. See attached document for full details. (ls) (Entered: 05/29/2024)

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