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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.

Middle District court pushes parties to streamline pre-trial motions

Richard Jones May 17, 2017, 3:11pm

FORT MYERS — A federal judge has denied a host of motions in a contentious case in which allegations of copyright violations are mixed with claims of fictitious military service.

Federal judge rules against Verizon claim for sanctions

Richard Jones May 15, 2017, 1:52pm

ORLANDO — A federal judge has denied a request by Verizon Communications and Verizon Florida to issue sanctions against a Florida woman who claimed the company violated debt collection and credit reporting laws.

District court judge allows bad faith claim against Starr Indemnity & Liability to move forward

Richard Jones May 12, 2017, 3:24pm

TAMPA — A U.S. district court has issued an order denying a motion for dismissal in favor of Tampa-area brothers who filed an insurance claim following a fire in a building they owned.

Federal judge denies dismissal in ADA suit against Florida Highway Patrol

Richard Jones May 11, 2017, 3:50pm

MIAMI — The U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida has ruled that a federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) suit against the Florida Highway Patrol can move forward.

1st District Court of Appeal affirms dismissal of declaratory judgment in rental property case

Richard Jones May 11, 2017, 3:42pm

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a dismissal of a declaratory decision issued by a lower court in a case disputing whether property used for short-term rentals violated an agreement.

Federal judge denies summary judgment motions in insurance case

Richard Jones May 11, 2017, 3:30pm

TAMPA — A U.S. district judge has denied motions by both the plaintiffs and defendants in a Florida woman’s bad faith lawsuit against an automobile insurer.

Federal judge rules against Brevard County sheriff

Richard Jones May 10, 2017, 12:50pm

ORLANDO — A district court judge has granted a motion in favor of a Florida-based activist who routinely records encounters between police and citizens.

Judge dismisses discrimination case against Orange County Public Schools, others

Richard Jones May 10, 2017, 12:29pm

ORLANDO — A district court judge has granted a motion for dismissal in favor of several education organizations in a discrimination case after he ruled that several factors in the complaint were unclear.

Appeals court denies challenge to medical record copy fees

Richard Jones May 9, 2017, 1:24pm

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeal has declined a challenge to how much the Florida Board of Medicine said patients can be charged for copies of medical records.

Appeals court overturns Kissimmee physician’s license restrictions

Richard Jones May 8, 2017, 1:12pm

TALLAHASSEE — A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal has granted a petition for review and quashed an order of emergency restriction of license against a Kissimmee-based physician.

Federal judge issues ruling in employment and gender discrimination case

Richard Jones May 8, 2017, 1:09pm

TALLAHASSEE — A judge for the U.S. District for the Northern District of Florida recently issued a motion for a protective order in a gender employment discrimination case.

Judge denies Social Security benefits claim

Richard Jones May 7, 2017, 4:46pm

PENSACOLA — A U.S. district court judge has affirmed a final decision of the commissioner of the Social Security Administration, denying a Florida woman’s request for disability insurance benefits.