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Florida couple prevails in foreclosure appeal

Charmaine Little Apr. 21, 2017, 2:04pm

BROWARD COUNTY — A Florida couple won an appeal in a foreclosure case ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal of Florida, according to an April 19 opinion.

Foreclosure case ends with ruling in favor of Florida woman

Charmaine Little Apr. 20, 2017, 3:49pm

WEST PALM BEACH — The Fourth District of the District Court of Appeal of the State Florida ruled in favor of a Florida woman in a foreclosure case, according to an April 19 opinion.

Appeals court remands Wells Fargo foreclosure case for new trial

David Hutton Apr. 14, 2017, 2:30pm

PALM BEACH — The Florida 4th District Court of Appeals has sided with Wells Fargo Bank in its appeal of a judgment granting involuntary dismissal of a foreclosure case.

Florida Supreme Court clarifies limits to litigation privilege in case stemming from Debrincat v. Fischer

Charmaine Little Apr. 1, 2017, 9:29pm

The Florida Supreme Court has used the case of Debrincat v. Fischer to clarify the limits of litigation privilege, a decision that could influence how plaintiffs file lawsuits in the future.

Legal-malpractice suit stays alive

John Severance Mar. 20, 2017, 10:08pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The 4th District Court of Appeal recently kept alive a legal-malpractice suit against foreclosure defense attorney Robert Lithman and two firms by allowing one of the plaintiffs to continue its case.

Florida appeals court reverses stance on post-judgment inferior liens

Laura Halleman Feb. 15, 2017, 1:28pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A decision last month in Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that inferior liens are not nullified during a foreclosure until a certificate of sale is issued.

Lawyer who lost case following bathroom break wins appeal

Christopher Mobley Dec. 8, 2016, 6:52pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – A Florida lawyer has won an appeal after being barred from arguing a motion by a Palm Beach County judge.

Florida appeals court asks state supreme court to take up child support case

Kate Jacobson Nov. 23, 2016, 10:08pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – A Florida appeals court is suggesting the state’s supreme court take up a child-support case where a woman is trying to sue her former husband’s employer.

Expert weighs in on malpractice case and standard of care

Robert Lawson Oct. 27, 2016, 11:25pm

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case involving medical malpractice claims after a patient left the hospital following a colon operation with a piece of plastic tubing still in his body that a nurse left behind.

Questions are raised about defender who has seen several clients go to death row

Michelle de Leon Oct. 20, 2016, 5:24pm

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – Amid the spending concerns raised against outgoing Fourth Judicial Circuit public defender Matt Shirk, questions on his choice of second-in-command have been bombarding him since his election in 2008. Experts believe that failure to properly prepare for cases has caused unnecessary suffering to the office's clients.

Broward County homestead exemption case headed to Florida Supreme Court

Deana Carpenter Jul. 12, 2016, 11:33am

TALLAHASSEE – After failing to win a case in the 4th District Court to allow two homestead exemptions, a Florida woman is appealing her case to the state's Supreme Court.

Florida Supreme Court upholds tax on out-of-state flower orders

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 23, 2016, 6:20pm

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court recently determined it’s constitutional to tax the sale of flowers that are ordered online through a company that resides in the state even though the order is fulfilled outside the state.

Widow’s lawsuit against cemetery for allegedly improper Jewish burial dismissed

Dawn Geske Jun. 14, 2016, 7:35pm

WEST PALM BEACH – A South Florida widow’s lawsuit against a cemetery for allegedly not following Jewish burial traditions with her late husband's remains has been dismissed.

PLF amicus brief criticizes court ruling over open records penalty in Florida case

Karen Kidd Apr. 12, 2016, 6:16pm

WEST PALM BEACH – Informed citizens make better decisions, which is why the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) filed an amicus brief in a Florida 4th District Court of Appeal case over a mining dispute in Martin County, a PLF spokeswoman said.