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Florida man unable to back up liability claims after Hertz rental car collision

Charmaine Little Jun. 19, 2017, 10:42pm

A Florida appeals court recently upheld a lower court’s decision to find Hertz and a lessee of a rental car not liable in a traffic accident.

Property appraisal case between Palm Beach County homeowners, appraiser continues

Charmaine Little Jun. 15, 2017, 3:02pm

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A case between homeowners and an appraiser over a home's value continues an appeals court gave its opinion May 31.

Florida foreclosure case on hold until bank can prove interest, escrow amounts

Charmaine Little Jun. 14, 2017, 2:29pm

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A foreclosure filed by Citimortgage Inc. on a Florida couple's property has been sent back to a lower court by the 4th District Court of Appeal, according to the May 31 opinion.

Florida doctor loses lawsuit seeking reappointment

Charmaine Little Jun. 13, 2017, 3:30pm

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A Florida doctor’s request for reappointment in a local hospital was dismissed by the 4th District Court of Appeal.

Appeals court rules in case between MDVIP, widower

Charmaine Little Jun. 12, 2017, 3:18pm

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has reversed and remanded proceedings in a case involving a widower and a doctors' network organization, according to a May 31 opinion.

Florida subcontractor loses case against FAC, goes into default

Charmaine Little Jun. 9, 2017, 1:43pm

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A subcontracted worker in Florida lost his appeal in a default that was entered against him, according to an opinion by the 4th District Court of Appeal.

Appeals court: Physician should have exhausted all options in Lawnwood Medical Center reappointment

Charmaine Little Jun. 9, 2017, 1:17pm

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A physician in Florida has fought a hospital’s decision not to reappoint him based on the fourth district court of appeals May 31 opinion.

Florida attorney says failing to admit ownership of funds common in divorce cases

Charmaine Little Jun. 2, 2017, 1:23pm

BROWARD COUNTY — A Coral Gables attorney has shed light on a financial factor of divorce proceedings.

4th District Court of Appeal rules to distribute stocks, remands alimony claim

Charmaine Little May 29, 2017, 2:34pm

BROWARD COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has found in favor of a Florida woman in a divorce case regarding stocks and remanded an alimony claim to a lower court, according to the recent opinion.

Florida appeals court reverses judgment that borrower in foreclosure case committed technical error

Charmaine Little May 22, 2017, 2:02pm

BROWARD COUNTY — Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court decision that had said a borrower in a foreclosure case had committed a "technical breach."

93-year-old Florida woman takes action against real estate brokerage firm

Charmaine Little May 18, 2017, 3:18pm

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A 93-year-old woman in Florida has partially won a property dispute against her real estate agents, according to an opinion from Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal.

Appeals court rules Florida man will receive half of combined assets

Charmaine Little May 18, 2017, 2:43pm

BROWARD COUNTY — Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled that an unmarried Florida couple will split combined assets in a case over a property the pair owned together.

Florida Supreme Court grants donative intent in divorce case, upholding standard of evidence

Tricia Erickson May 9, 2017, 1:39pm

TALLAHASSEE — A property dispute in a marriage dissolution case raised questions about “donative intent” and interspousal gifts.

Appeals court decides foreclosure case should be reheard

Charmaine Little May 8, 2017, 12:27pm

BROWARD COUNTY — A Florida woman’s foreclosure case will be reheard after Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal overturned a lower court's dismissal of the case.

Florida woman fails to prove argument in slip and fall negligence case

Charmaine Little May 3, 2017, 2:06pm

WEST PALM BEACH — The Florida 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled that a woman failed to prove her claim in a liability case that a shopping area was at fault when she tripped on a "loose" paver stone.

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.