Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals, reversing a lower court’s ruling, rejected a Sarasota attorney’s claims that he was entitled to be paid as an expert witness for time spent at a deposition after he had refused to execute an affidavit detailing the work he had performed on a case.

Gary L. Christensen and Jill Buzby were plaintiffs in a 2013 lawsuit in which they were represented by various attorneys, including James L. Essenson of Essenson Law Firm, from 2014 to 2016.