December 4, 2014
Howard Browning v. Lynn Anne Poirier
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Seminole County – Mr. Browning sued Ms. Poirier, alleging she reneged on an oral agreement to split lottery winnings after buying a ticket worth $1 million. The trial judge granted Ms. Poirier’s motion for a directed verdict and Mr. Browning appealed. The Fifth District Court of Appeal first overturned the trial court but then, after agreeing to reconsider, upheld the trial court. The 5th DCA also certified the case to this Court as one having a question of great public importance.