IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2010

Contact: Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
Managing Partner
305-670-1101 Ext. 123
Email: eboyer@qpwblaw.com

QPWB LAWYER OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR FIRE DISTRICT

Employment Discrimination

Smayda_Todd
Smayda Todd

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. (QPWB) partner Todd M. Smayda obtained a summary judgment for a South Florida Fire District in an employment discrimination action. The summary judgment completely releases the Fire District from the action. The plaintiff, a female firefighter, resigned after failing to pass physical agility tests for two years. After the plaintiff resigned, she sued the Fire District for gender discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation and negligent supervision. Mr. Smayda shredded the plaintiff’s allegations by deposing her for over six hours and using her testimony against her at the hearing on the motion for summary judgment. The Court determined the plaintiff could not prove a prima facie case for any of her claims and awarded summary judgment to the Fire District.

Todd M. Smayda practices in the areas of medical malpractice, employment discrimination and general liability defense. He represents physicians, hospitals, hospices, fire districts and municipalities throughout Florida.

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Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., is a full-service business law firm with more than 100 attorneys collaborating across major practice areas in seven offices located throughout Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. QPWB provides comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes throughout the U.S. and the U.S. Virgin Islands