Hillsborough County, FL — Plaintiff settled an underlying DUI action and attempted to preserve the right to pursue Punitive Damages against our client with the insurance carrier. Despite the release of the entire claim minus a specific carve out for the punitive damages, Plaintiff instituted a civil action. The lawyers of Shelton | McKean were then hired to defend. Defense argued that such an action was improper even as a pretext for the preserved punitive damages. First, the circuit court agreed. Now the 2nd DCA has agreed in a PCA. Congratulations Kristy Rowsey for this remarkable result for our client. Further congratulations to DeeAnn McLemore for the appellate win.