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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.

Judge denies motion to step aside from case, calling it 'bunk'

Richard Jones Apr. 20, 2017, 4:42pm

TALLAHASSEE — Judge Mark E. Walker of the U.S. District for the Northern District of Florida has struck down a motion by a Sarasota-based concrete firm seeking to remove him from hearing a breach of indemnity lawsuit against bought by the company Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

Florida district court rules in excess coverage case

Richard Jones Apr. 20, 2017, 4:29pm

PENSACOLA — The U.S. District for the Northern District of Florida granted a summary judgment in favor of American Casualty Insurance Co. and denied a similar motion for the Tudor Insurance Co. in a case to determine whether American Casualty was required to contribute to the monetary settlement of a claim in involving a party insured by both companies.

Appeals court allows judgment against tobacco giant to stand

Richard Jones Apr. 17, 2017, 3:42pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida First District Court of Appeal has affirmed a lower court decision against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a case in which a woman claims the laryngeal cancer she suffered from was caused by cigarettes.

First District Court of Appeals sends land-use case back to lower court

Richard Jones Apr. 17, 2017, 3:22pm

TALLAHASSEE — Florida's First District Court of Appeal recently affirmed parts of a lower court decision while reversing the summary judgment from a circuit court judge in a case disputing the future use of land.

First District Court of Appeal reinstates jai alai application for Magic City Casino

Richard Jones Apr. 17, 2017, 3:01pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida First District Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court ruling that denied a Miami casino and resort owner's jai alai license for the summer season.

Temporary injunction against abortion waiting period reinstated; case remanded to circuit court

Richard Jones Apr. 12, 2017, 3:01pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal on April 4 remanded a case over the required waiting period before an abortion can be performed to the Circuit Court for Leon County.

Appeals court says Winn-Dixie not liable for customer's injury

Richard Jones Apr. 12, 2017, 2:40pm

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida 1st District Court of Appeal has affirmed a lower court judgment in a premises liability case involving the Winn-Dixie grocery chain.

Appeals court allows counties to pursue reimbursement from Department of Juvenile Justice

Richard Jones Apr. 11, 2017, 3:54pm

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeal has found that three Florida counties involved in litigation with the Department of Juvenile Justice can move forward with their appeals despite a recent settlement agreement.