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Barbi L Feldman

Barbi Feldman’s Legal Cases

12 total


  • Spradley v. McDonald-Dorman - Second District Court of Appeals

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Sep 20, 2001
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    The Plaintiff in this case was in prison and filed a civil rights complaint against numerous individuals who worked at the prision for alleged violation of his civil rights in relation to treatment of a medical condition. The lower court dismissed the actions against my client and this appeal ensued. The DCA upheld the lower courts ruling.
  • Spradley v. McDonald-Dorman - Supreme Court of Florida

    Practice Area:
    Civil Rights
    Date:
    Feb 07, 2002
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    814 So.2d 441 - This was an appeal of the DCA case under the same name. Defenses to the appeal included lack of jurisdiction by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court agreed and dismissed the appeal.
  • Bivens v. City of Lakeland ("Bivens 1") - First District Court of Appeals

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Oct 02, 2008
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    This is a workers compensation case where the claimant, David Bivens, claimed to have developed essential hypertension and MVP during the course of his career as a firefighter and sought coverage for the condition under F.S. 112.18. Under F.S. 112.18, first responders (including police and firefighters) are entitled to a presumption that their heart disease and hypertension were caused by their job. The claimant has the initial burden of proving entitlement to the presumption by showing that they are a first responder, they had a pre-employment physical that failed to reveal the condition, and they suffered a disability and are suffering from a covered condition under the statute. Once they prove this, the burden shifts to the employer/carrier to prove something else caused their condition. Many fine points of law were argued in this case, but in the end, the DCA found that the claimant in this case was not entitled to the presumption and denied compensability of the condition.
  • Bivens v. City of Lakeland ("Bivens 1") - Florida Supreme Court

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Jul 09, 2009
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    This is a workers compensation case where the claimant, David Bivens, claimed to have developed essential hypertension and MVP during the course of his career as a firefighter and sought coverage for the condition under F.S. 112.18. Under F.S. 112.18, first responders (including police and firefighters) are entitled to a presumption that their heart disease and hypertension were caused by their job. The claimant has the initial burden of proving entitlement to the presumption by showing that they are a first responder, they had a pre-employment physical that failed to reveal the condition, and they suffered a disability and are suffering from a covered condition under the statute. Once they prove this, the burden shifts to the employer/carrier to prove something else caused their condition. Many fine points of law were argued in this case, but in the end, the DCA found that the claimant in this case was not entitled to the presumption and denied compensability of the condition. The claimant appealed to the Florida Supreme Court arguing that the DCA found the statute invalid by virtue of its ruling. The Employer/Carrier argued lack of jurisdiction and the Supreme Court agreed. The Supreme Court dismissed the case and specifically found that the DCA did not declare the statute in question invalid.
  • Biven's v. City of Lakeland ("Biven's 1") - Florida Supreme Court

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    May 16, 2011
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    The claimant filed a writ of corum nobis and a writ of all relief to attempt to overcome the prior rulings in this case. The Employer/Carrier argued that no jurisdiction existed for the relief sought and the claimant had failed to state appropriate facts or basis for the requested writ of all relief. The Supreme Court agreed and denied jurisdiction.
  • Castaneda ex rel. Cardona v. Redlands Christian Migrant Assoc. Inc. - Fouth District Court of Appeal

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    (not available)
  • City of Lake Land v. Clayton - First District Court of Appeal

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    (not available)
  • City of Lakeland v. Hartman - First District Court of Appeal

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Lorenzo v. Rojas - First District Court of Appeal

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Sep 04, 2009
    Outcome:
    Favorable to my client
    Description:
    (not available)
  • White v. Regions Bank - U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

    Practice Area:
    Workers Compensation
    Date:
    Mar 04, 2011
    Outcome:
    Slip Opinion
    Description:
    (not available)