MIAMI – The Florida Third Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that awarded Kesoki Painting LLC $91,904 for work done as a subcontractor on a construction project for the Miami-Dade County Overtown Transit Village, according to an order entered Dec. 19.
TALLAHASSEE – The Leon Circuit Court has been directed by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal to enter a verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a case filed by the husband of a woman who died of lung cancer, according to a Dec. 18 appeals court ruling.
WEST PALM BEACH – The District Court of Appeal of Florida Fourth District upheld the 15th Judicial Circuit Court Palm Beach County’s decision to enforce a permanent easement between a shopping center and car dealership, according to an opinion entered Dec. 19.
MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in a May 21 ruling denied a motion for certification of a class filed by a former employee of Uno Restaurant Associates Inc., which does business as Prime Italian, as part of a Fair Labor Standards Act and minimum wage law action.
A Vermont federal court denied a motion for dismissal lawsuit filed against Anthony Korda and The Korda Law Firm by a man who was seeking permanent U.S. residency, instead ordering that the case be moved for jurisdictional purposes to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, according to an opinion filed on May 8.
The Florida Supreme Court entered a ruling on April 26 that injuries sustained as a result of the use of a restraint maneuver on a patient at The National Deaf Academy were the result of negligence rather than medical malpractice.
Claims for negligence and indemnification filed against Tank Tech, Inc. as part of a dispute with Valley Tank Testing, LLC regarding liability for damage to underground petroleum tanks (USTs) will stand, according to an opinion entered on April 20 by the Florida District Court of Appeal, Second District.
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court quashed a ruling by the Fourth District Court of Appeals that allowed a jury to hear testimony regarding what a doctor at Miami Children’s Hospital would have done to treat a patient transferred to the hospital if she had arrived an hour or two earlier, according to an opinion entered on April 26.
In a non-final opinion entered April 13, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal overturned a Sixth Judicial Circuit Court order to allow dismissal of a negligent misrepresentation claim filed against the city of Dunedin by Pirate’s Treasure Inc.
LAKELAND – The Florida Second District Court of Appeal agreed in an April 4 opinion that the Circuit Court for Pasco County erred when the judge denied procedural due process to trustee Gaspar's Passage LLC, as well as its denial of Gaspar's request to add expert witnesses and exhibits.
MIAMI – Louisville Ladder Inc.’s motion for a ruling that it was not at fault for “failing to warn users of a design defect in [its ladders]” was granted as part of a defect lawsuit filed by a man who fell from a ladder manufactured by the company, according to an order filed March 1 by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
The 3rd District Court of Appeal has affirmed a lower court ruling that the opinions of a doctor who testified in a case related to the death of the plaintiff’s mother did not have “sufficient evidentiary weight to be submitted to the jury,” according to the Jan. 17 opinion.
A trademark-infringement lawsuit filed by a company bearing the name of early 20th century Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player Honus Wagner was dismissed because the court lacks personal jurisdiction over the defendants, according to a Dec. 21 opinion.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has enforced a foreign arbitral award in favor of Hipasat SA after a magistrate judge recommended the enforcement, according to an order published on Aug. 24.
TALLAHASSEE — A trend has emerged in the storm-battered Sunshine State in which a relatively small number of roofers and attorneys are suing insurance companies for more than the actual cost of repair or, in some cases, for non-existent damage.