Congratulations to the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg (Catholic Mutual Group) on obtaining a Per Curiam Affirmance from the Second District Court of Appeals!

In Doe v. Robert Lynch, as Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg, the trial court granted summary judgment based on the statute of limitations defense asserted by the Diocese. The trial court determined that Plaintiff’s negligence claim was subject to a four-year statute of limitations, and there was no basis for delaying accrual of the cause of action. Additionally, the court found that the Diocese was not directly liable for the acts of its “managing agent,” absent an independent showing of vicarious liability. The Second DCA affirmed the trial court’s decision, per curiam. Andrew Labbe and Rob Radel of Groelle & Salmon’s Tampa office handled the appeal.

Congratulations to the Diocese of St. Petersburg!