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High court repeals recent ethics panel amendments regarding confidentiality of court documents

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court repealed two recent amendments to the body of rules of the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC), the state’s top judicial disciplinary agency.

German and American eyewear companies' dispute heads to court

By Asia Mayfield | Sep 7, 2018

A failed distribution agreement has prompted a legal fight between two eyewear manufacturers.

Court dismisses Osceola County officer's suit claiming his social media postings were protected speech

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 30, 2018

ORLANDO – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently granted Osceola County Sheriff Russell Gibson’s motion for summary judgment in a suit filed by a department officer who claimed he was demoted because of comments he posted on social media.

Federal court rejects doctor's request to disqualify opposing law firm

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 30, 2018

A federal judge rejected a doctor's request to disqualify opposing counsel in a case over alleged retaliation by the Florida Department of Health.

Federal court sets aside judgment against yacht owner

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 30, 2018

The owner of a yacht will not immediately face a $230,000 judgment over a crew member's lawsuit, a federal judge ruled.

Appeals court upholds ruling favoring Florida master condo association

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 21, 2018

MIAMI -- The U.S. Third District Court of Appeal affirmed Aug. 8 that a lower court ruling asserting that a master condo association does not have the same responsibilities as a sub-association.

First Amendment does not protect efforts to change Miami-Dade public school to charter, appeals court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 18, 2018

Dr. Alberto Fernandez and Henny Cristobol were both employed at the Neva King Cooper Educational Center, when they were disciplined for advocating in favor of charter schools, according to the claim.

Ruling awarding defendant All Points Services attorney’s fees is reversed

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 18, 2018

An appeals court has reversed an order dictating that defendants in a lawsuit revolving around a contractual disagreement receive attorney’s fees and costs.

Veteran listed as dead sues federal government

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 17, 2018

The federal government and Equifax face a lawsuit by a veteran erroneously listed as deceased.

Road project near Grassy Waters Preserve in limbo after appeals court ruling

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 17, 2018

The city of West Palm Beach successfully appealed a ruling granting an environmental resource permit for a road extension near the Grassy Waters Preserve.

Appeals court backs denial of insurance company’s right to intervene in injury suit

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 16, 2018

LAKELAND – Florida's Second District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a Pinellas County Circuit Court ruling dismissing an insurer's attempt to intervene in an ongoing lawsuit against a roofing company involving a worker's injury.

Lawsuit over psychiatric patient attack does not qualify as medical malpractice, appellate court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 9, 2018

Jackson Memorial Hospital cannot dodge a negligence lawsuit brought by a man beaten at the hand of another patient.

Settlement between St. Mary's School of Medicine and former student not enforceable, appellate court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 9, 2018

St. Mary’s School of Medicine successfully appealed the enforcement of a settlement agreement between the school and a former student, continuing a legal fight that has lasted for 14 years.

Taxicab firms lose appeal in suit regarding Uber, Lyft operations in Miami-Dade

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 8, 2018

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to dismiss a suit filed by Florida taxicab companies against Miami-Dade County over taxicab medallions.

Appeals court backs Brazilian company in domain name dispute

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 8, 2018

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court ruling in a dispute regarding the registration of a domain name.

Court grants defendants' motion for sanctions and attorney's fees in multi-year dispute with Taverna Imports

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 4, 2018

Plaintiffs Mariela Fonesca, representing Taverna Imports, and David S. Harris, her counsel, are accused of lying in court.

Court rejects discrimination claims against NetJets by pilot who is Muslim

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 4, 2018

Judge Kathleen Williams granted defendant NetJets Aviation's motion for summary judgment in a discrimination lawsuit filed by former employee Ameer Siddiqui.

Florida's early voting ban on college campuses ruled unconstitutional

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 1, 2018

A federal judge struck down Florida's ban on early voting sites on college campuses, calling the practice "discriminatory."

Slander lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase dismissed by federal judge

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 1, 2018

A federal judge threw out a slander lawsuit by a former security guard for JPMorgan Chase Bank on July 24.

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