49 So. 3d 829 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010)

The Firm represented the appellant in a personal injury action that had been sent to appellate mediation. When neither the appellee nor any representative of the insurance company appeared at the mediation, the Firm filed a motion for sanctions for failing to obey the appellate court’s mediation order. The Fifth District granted the motion for sanctions and ordered the appellees to pay all fees charged by the mediator in connection with the appellate mediation and all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in preparing for and attending the appellate mediation as well as for preparing and filing the motion for sanctions.