Article Courtesy of The Daily Business Review
Published April 18, 2018
A resident of a St. Petersburg condominium was awarded more than $7.5
million by a jury for injuries he suffered in a fall in a hot tub.
In 2008, Ehab Mina, 44, was about to enter the hot tub when he was startled
to see it was partially drained, causing him to slip. He injured his right
shoulder and spine, requiring multiple surgeries and forcing him to sell his
boat-building business. Mina’s counsel argued the hot tub should have had a
warning about a lack of water and noted the area had poor lighting.
Defense counsel asserted the emptied hot tub was an obvious condition. The
jury found Boca Ciega Resort & Marina Condominium Association Inc. and its
management company, Condos by Sirata Inc., were equally liable. Mina
received $7.56 million.
Case: Mina v. Boca Ciega Resort & Marina Condominium Association
Case No.: 09-019947-CI
Plaintiffs attorneys: Chad K. Florin, Wilfried H. Florin, Taylor D. Roebig
and Tommy D. Roebig, Florin Roebig, Palm Harbor
Defense attorneys: Scott B. Albee and Sean M. Conahan, Fulmer LeRoy & Albee,
St. Petersburg; and Jack Reiter, GrayRobinson, Miami