On March 10, 2014, Hillsborough County Judge Gaston Fernandez entered Final Judgment awarding damages and attorneys’ fees in the amount of $10,981.00 in favor of Fulgencio Law’s client, Anthony Buccellato and against Defendant, East Ritchey Square Center, Inc. for East Richey’s failure to comply with the notice requirements in Florida’s towing statute, §715.07. Because the Defendant failed to comply with the statute, it became an illegal towing case. Fulgencio Law filed a lawsuit, and the case proceeded to trial. After hearing evidence for both sides, The Honorable Gaston Fernandez found in favor of Plaintiff and against Defendant, ultimately ruling that Florida Statute Section 715.07 had been violated.
The Defendant, East Ritchey, has requested a re-hearing on the amount of attorney’s fees issue. No hearing has been set.
UPDATE: The Court denied Defendant’s motion for a re-hearing, and the case was resolved after Defendant satisfied the Judgment.