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Representative cases and published opinions


RECENT CASES

Omni Healthcare, Inc., et al. v. Health First, Inc., et al.
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando, Division (2016)

This was an antitrust case brought in U.S. district court in the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, by several groups of healthcare providers against HealthFirst, an integrated healthcare delivery network. The plaintiffs asserted various federal antitrust and state law claims. The firm represented a former senior officer of HealthFirst. Following jury selection in August 2016, the parties announced a settlement to the court.

AFSCME v. Governor Rick Scott
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (2014-2015)
The firm represented Governor Rick Scott in a constitutional case brought by the ACLU and AFSCME challenging a mandatory drug testing program for over 40,000 executive branch employees of the State of Florida. The case involved extensive discovery and briefing, including summary judgment practice on the core constitutional issues. The matter was resolved through settlement, with the case dismissed with prejudice, and the drug testing program proceeding.

Arrowpac, et al. v. Sea Star Line, LLC, et al.
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2012-2015)
The firm represented a Jones Act carrier in defense against antitrust claims brought under the Sherman Act. Although not brought as a class action pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23, the plaintiff group consisted of over 40 corporate entities, including a number of Fortune 500 companies. The case was extensively litigated through motion practice and discovery and resolved by settlement in 2015.

Florida Audubon Society v. South Florida Water Management District, et al.
South Florida Water Management Dist. admin. proceeding (2012 - 2015)
The firm is counsel to Florida Audubon in its challenge to the issuance of permits for farming in over 200,000 acres of land in the Everglades Agricultural Area. The litigation asserted the Water Management District’s failure to require better farming practices to reduce the amount of phosphorus discharged from farms into the Everglades. The matter was tried in 2013, and is currently on appeal to the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida.

Corrine Brown, etc. v. Dawn K. Roberts, Interim Florida Secretary of State
Florida Supreme Court; Circuit Court, Leon County, Florida (2010)
This was a suit filed by two U.S. Congress members in May 2010 seeking to block proposed Amendments 5 and 6 to the Florida Constitution from appearing on the ballot in Florida for the November 2010 general election. Amendments 5 and 6 are two citizen initiative proposed amendments directing certain changes in the drawing of U.S. congressional districts and state legislative districts in Florida. Our client, the Florida Interim Secretary of State, was joined as the defendant. The Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate intervened in the case on the side of the plaintiffs against the Secretary of State. Our firm represented the Secretary in the trial court proceedings in Tallahassee, Florida, and in subsequent proceedings in the Florida Supreme Court. The Florida Supreme Court ruled that Amendments 5 and 6 would appear on the ballot in November 2010.

Trail Ridge, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc. v. City of Jacksonville
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2009-2010)
Our client, the City of Jacksonville, had a $500 million contract dispute over the right to operate its Trail Ridge landfill in future decades. The matter has been settled.

City of Jacksonville vs. votejacksonville.com
Circuit Court, Duval County, Florida (2006)
Our client, votejacksonville.com, was a grass-roots voter organization that sought to place a referendum on the ballot in Duval County, Florida for the November 2006 general election. The referendum sought voter approval for the return of a former United States Navy Master Jet base to the region. The case was litigated through appeal in 2008.

Florida Department of Financial Services vs. Universal Health Insurance et al,
Circuit Court, Leon County, Florida; United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (2007-2008)
Our client, the Florida Department of Financial Services, was sued by an insurer against whom insolvency proceedings had been instituted. All claims were settled.

White Collar Defense
Tanner Bishop has represented public officials, corporations, private individuals and businesses in Federal and State Grand Jury proceedings and other investigations.


OPINIONS IN PRO BONO CASES

Tanner Bishop's attorneys are committed to furthering the interests of justice through court appointed representation of clients who would not otherwise be able to pay for legal representation. We have provided pro bono representation in the following cases.
  • Arnold v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections, 595 F.3d 1324 (11th Cir. 2010)
  • Hitchcock v. Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections,2010 WL 28207 (11th Cir. 2010)
  • Jean v. Dorelien, 431 F.3d 776 (11th Cir. 2010)