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Florida’s First District Court of Appeal overturns workers' compensation claim

David Hutton Aug. 18, 2017, 12:00pm

The Florida First District Court of Appeal has overturned an order in a workers' compensation case, ruling that a worker forfeited his right to benefits for a workplace accident after he offered conflicting details about his medical history and the cause of his injuries.

Appeals court rules Catholic schools can deny parent’s request for religious exception for student immunizations

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 27, 2017, 9:55pm

The Florida First District Court of Appeal has upheld a trial court’s decision that the matter of whether to admit an unvaccinated child into a Catholic school is the church's decision, not the court's.

1st District Court of Appeal judges deny injured worker's request to switch doctors a third time

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 5, 2017, 3:35pm

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeal has affirmed a trial court’s decision to deny a claimant’s request to switch workers' compensation doctors for a third time due to the statutory language.

State appeals court extinguishes firefighters' challenge of governor's veto

Todd Barnett Jun. 15, 2017, 1:49pm

MIAMI — A Florida appeals court upheld the dismissal of a case levied by the International Association of Firefighters Local S-20, Florida State Fire Service Association, charging Gov. Rick Scott with promoting unfair labor practices following his veto of a proposed raise for state firefighters.

Florida appeals court rules the identities of marijuana investors, business partners public information

Zachary Lewis Jun. 14, 2017, 2:40pm

TALLAHASSEE — An appeals court has ruled the identities of medical marijuana business investors and partners are a matter of public record and are not considered trade secrets by state statutes.

Appeals court intercepts football player's workers' comp claim

Todd Barnett Jun. 13, 2017, 1:42pm

TALLAHASSEE — An offensive lineman allegedly injured while trying out for the Orlando Predators has lost his workers’ compensation case against the Arena Football League.

Opponents eye 2018 to head off legislative moves legalizing slots

John Breslin May 28, 2017, 6:55pm

Opponents of the spread of slot machines in Florida are eyeing November 2018 as the point when they claim "total victory" and their permanent bar in most parts of the state.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.