posted 2021 | SC v. MF (Broward County)
Lawyers know who to send their clients to when they need an appeal. A criminal defense lawyer referred the client to Mr. Forman to defend an appeal being filed in this quasi-criminal matter. Mr. Forman was hired by the client who successfully obtained an injunction against the boyfriend of the client’s ex-wife. The boyfriend sent inappropriate emails to the client suggesting improper conduct with the client’s young daughter.
The boyfriend filed an appeal raising several issues seeking to vacate the injunction. However, a technical issue existed that would mean the appeal was untimely and would have to be dismissed. The jurisdictional issue arose because the boyfriend filed a motion for rehearing in the lower court asking the judge to reconsider the injunction. However, the motion was untimely filed. Based on this technical issue, the appeals court dismissed the appeal! Needless to say, the client was happy that his daughter was protected and the injunction remained intact.