Significant Cases

Some of the more significant legal cases Mr. Reder has worked on are:

Miller v. State, This case was popularly referred to as the “Stop Sign Case.”  Mr. Miller and two of his friends were convicted by a jury for involuntary manslaughter of three other teenagers who were killed when hit broadside by a semi tractor-trailer.  The state argued that Mr. Miller and his friends had pulled out a stop sign at a four way stop intersection resulting in the accident.  Mr. Reder was successful in getting the convictions overturned and received national recognition on the Larry King Live show.

Doyle v. State, Mr. Reder was successful in overturning an administrative decision which branded his client as a convicted felon because of a misdemeanor committed in New York twenty years previously.

Harris v. Hillsborough County, The opinion in this case is one of the few interpreting the Bert Harris Act.

Sneed v. Pall Aeropower Corp. This is one of the earliest cases brought under the Federal Qui Tam statute.  Pall Aeropower Corp. settled this case by entering into a $2 million dollar settlement.

Garcia v Hillsborough County Sheriff, Mr. Reder represented Miguel Garcia who was priest in the Santeria religion.  In this case the Sheriff’s office and an apartment complex committed wrongful eviction by removing and destroying Mr. Garcia’s personal property a day before the deadline mentioned in the 24 hour notice posted on the apartment door.  Although Mr. Garcia’s claim for special damages because of the religious significance of much of his property that disappeared or was destroyed, Mr. Reder obtained a favorable settlement because of the threat of appeal.

Aguilar v. Aguilar, Mr. Reder was successful in having a probate judge’s dismissal of his complaint to set aside a will as a product of undue influence reversed. The District Court of Appeal agreed with Mr. Reder’s argument that the law required such complaint to be filed within thirty days of formal notice that a probate proceeding had been initiated and did not require that formal notice be served within the same time period.