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Federal Judge Robert Scola calls property ownership case 'frivolous'

Richard Jones Jun. 16, 2017, 4:37pm

MIAMI – Calling the plaintiff’s allegations that his constitutional rights were violated “frivolous and insubstantial,” Judge Robert Scola of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has dismissed a local man’s lawsuit over the ownership of a property.

Federal court denies expansion of class in RS&H age discrimination case

Richard Jones Jun. 16, 2017, 4:20pm

TAMPA – The Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida has denied a motion for reconsideration in an age discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee against a Florida company.

Federal judge dismisses debt collection violation suit against Transworld Systems

Richard Jones Jun. 15, 2017, 3:29pm

MIAMI — A district judge has granted a motion to dismiss in favor of Transworld Systems Inc. in a case in which a Florida man alleges violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA).

U.S. District Court judge dismisses large part of mobile home lawsuit

Richard Jones Jun. 14, 2017, 2:51pm

MIAMI — A federal judge has dismissed a major portion of a lawsuit filed against Florida brothers over the purchase of a mobile home.

Federal judge denies Orlando man's request for class certification in mold case

Richard Jones Jun. 13, 2017, 3:51pm

ORLANDO — A federal judge has denied a motion for class certification in a dispute between an Orlando man and a property management company, saying that the plaintiff failed to identify a relevant common question.

Federal judge remands Social Security case

Richard Jones Jun. 12, 2017, 3:30pm

FORT MYERS — A federal judge has overturned an appeals court decision issued by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration denying a Florida woman’s request for supplemental insurance benefits.

Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of ‘liquor wall’ seen as a win for small businesses

Richard Jones Jun. 12, 2017, 3:23pm

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a bill that drew heavy debate across party lines last month is being seen by some political commentators as a win for small businesses in the state.

Judge dismisses discrimination case, rules Signature Health Care fired man for legitimate cause

Richard Jones Jun. 9, 2017, 2:05pm

PANAMA CITY — Judge Roy Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida has issued a summary judgment in favor a Florida-based health care employer, ruling that it terminated its employee for legitimate and nondiscriminatory cause.

Federal judge restricts Florida man from filing future legal claims

Richard Jones Jun. 9, 2017, 1:51pm

MIAMI — Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a motion declaring that a Florida man for must meet a series of restrictive requirements before filing anymore pro se complaints in the Southern District courts.

US District Court judge issues ruling in bad faith claim

Richard Jones Jun. 5, 2017, 2:24pm

ORLANDO — Judge Roy Dalton of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has remanded a bad faith insurance case back to the 9th Circuit Court of Florida.

1st District appeals panel allows physician change in workers' compensation case

Richard Jones May 25, 2017, 2:36pm

TALLAHASSEE — A panel for the 1st District Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling that denied a Florida woman the opportunity to change physicians in a workers' compensation case.

Prejudgment interest, medical malpractice bills fail in Florida Legislature

Richard Jones May 25, 2017, 2:26pm

TALLAHASSEE — With the Florida Legislature on break, several high-profile bills currently tracked by the Florida Record have been met their legislative demise.

Appeals court sends attorney fee case back to lower court

Richard Jones May 24, 2017, 2:30pm

TALLAHASSEE — Judges for Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal have reversed a lower court decision and remanded a portion of the case regarding attorney fees back to the Circuit Court for Escambia County.

Appeals court denies motion to move case for Florida Supreme Court review

Richard Jones May 23, 2017, 2:30pm

TALLAHASSEE — A panel for the 1st District Court of Appeal has dismissed a petition for writ of centori and refused to allow a high court review of a lower court decision.

Federal judge declines to move defective tire case back to state court

Richard Jones May 23, 2017, 2:21pm

ORLANDO — The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has denied a motion to remand a lawsuit involving defective tires back to state court.

1st District Court of Appeal sends foreclosure fee case back to lower court

Richard Jones May 21, 2017, 10:55am

TALLAHASSEE — In a case involving a Florida man and his fight to keep a bank from foreclosing on his late mother’s reverse mortgage, the 1st District Court of Appeal has affirmed a judgment and remanded a portion of the case regarding attorney fees to the lower court.

Appeals court pushes back long-running land dispute to lower court

Richard Jones May 19, 2017, 3:07pm

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeal has remanded a case back to a circuit court in which a Florida couple has been engaged in a long-running feud with the Suwannee River Water District over damaged caused to their property.

Federal judge moves shipping vessel injury case back to state court

Richard Jones May 18, 2017, 3:25pm

TAMPA — The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit involving injuries suffered by the captain of a shipping vessel.

Appeals court intercedes in Wakulla County land dispute

Richard Jones May 18, 2017, 2:59pm

TALLAHASSEE — An appeals panel for the 1st District Court of Appeal has reversed a summary judgment and remanded a dispute between neighbors and Wakulla County back to a lower court.

Appeals court reinstates workers' compensation rate hike

Richard Jones May 17, 2017, 3:24pm

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeals has overturned a 2016 ruling issued by a circuit court that invalidated a statewide increase in workers' compensation insurance rates.