In Miguel Sanchez v. South Florida Reception Center and State of Florida, the employer sought attorney’s fees from the claimant, filing a motion for sanctions. They cited that the claimant’s counsel performed fraudulent activity by incorrectly stating that they had served petitions by certified mail and not electronically. This was not proven to be done for a malicious purpose and was dismissed.
The employer also accused the counsel of violating the Florida Bar Rules of Professional Conduct but the JCC remained unconvinced.
Employer’s motion for sanctions DENIED