Case: Naked Lady Ranch v. Wycoki
Venue: Fourth District Court of Appeal
David C. Borucke of CSK’s Tampa office obtained a reversal of a final judgment, entered after an eight-day bench trial, determining that the defendant/appellant, a private aviation community, had improperly terminated the plaintiff/appellee’s airport membership. On appeal, the defendant/appellant successfully argued that the trial court erred by failing to limit the scope of its inquiry to whether the community had afforded a fair and reasonable procedure, as required by the rule of judicial deference to membership organizations. The appellate court reversed and remanded for the entry of a judgment in favor of the defendant/appellant. The reversal also negates a substantial attorneys’ fee award in favor of plaintiff/appellee and allows, instead, defendant/appellant to recover its fees
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