We represented the owner of a shopping center in a statutory bad faith claim against two performance bond sureties. The case was litigated in the Federal district and circuit courts and was certified to the Florida Supreme court for a resolution of several issues of Florida law. Our client prevailed in the Florida Supreme Court, and subsenquently in the U.S. 11th Circuit Court.
Our client, Larose McLoyd, was a 23-year-old wife and mother, who pulled out from a stop sign one afternoon in Jacksonville, and was T-boned on the right side by a Police Athletic League bus, killing her husband, her step daughter, and her baby daughter. She had back injuries, was knocked unconscious, and had no independent memory of the crash. The FHP homicide investigator said that our client was the “at fault” vehicle, and she was cited for violating the right of way.
Mr. Williams filed this Class Action lawsuit to stop Heritage Operating from charging the 70,000 Peoples Gas customers with the same contract propane tank rent, and to force Heritage Operating to refund the tank rent that it had already charged the former Peoples Gas customers back to them.