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Willie-Koonce v. Miami Sunshine Transfer & Tours Corp.

Willie-Koonce v. Miami Sunshine Transfer & Tours Corp.

Case Date: 12/20/2017
Citation: Willie-Koonce v. Miami Sunshine Transfer & Tours Corp., 233 So.3d 1271 (Fla. 3d DCA 2017)
Court Type: District Court of Appeal
Court: Fla. 3d DCA
Judge: Judge: Vance E. Salter
Issues:

Plaintiff appealed the trial court’s dismissal of her personal injury lawsuit for fraud. The trial court dismissed Plaintiff’s lawsuit because Defendant had surveillance footage that clearly showed Plaintiff was being dishonest about the extent of her injuries.

Resolution:

The Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal. The video surveillance of Plaintiff provided clear evidence of Plaintiff intending to deceive the Court. Further, after being confronted with the surveillance footage Plaintiff could not explain the discrepancies between her testimony. Although the Court realized it was harsh to dismiss Plaintiff’s lawsuit when there was clear evidence of a significant injury and medical expenses, the Court dismissed her lawsuit as a warning to others attempting fraud on the Court.

Relevant Documents:

Appellant’s Reply Brief

Appellee’s Answer Brief

Initial Brief on the Merits

Decision

E-Discovery Issues: Motion to Dismiss
E-discovery Tags: Sanctions
E-discovery subjects: Surveillance Footage

Published: January 26th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized


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