Kyla Asbury News

Florida repeals state hospital need-based permitting process; observers wait to see effects on state's health care

By Kyla Asbury | May 22, 2019

With Florida's recent decision to repeal its certificate of need (CON) law, a Washington, D.C., attorney is curious to see how the repeal will play out for the state's health care system.

Appeals court rules Chamber of Commerce is charitable organization exempt from property taxes

By Kyla Asbury | May 6, 2019

The Florida First District Court of Appeal ruled May 2 that the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce is exempt from paying property taxes because it is a charitable organization.

Hospitals prevail, as appeals court strikes down proposed new rules for calculating Medicaid reimbursements

By Kyla Asbury | May 1, 2019

Hospitals from throughout Florida have prevailed in their appeal of a state agency's decision to reduce state Medicaid reimbursement rates, as a state appeals court said the agency never established how the new reimbursement rules would accomplish the cost-cutting goals desired by state legislators.

Florida Supreme Court rules Daytona hospital can't use bonds to build new hospital in neighboring county

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 25, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court ruled a special tax district was not authorized to build a hospital outside of its geographic boundaries using bonds.

Fla. Supreme Court: Orange County can't bar county candidates backed by political parties from election ballot

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 23, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court ruled April 18 that a county ordinance conflicted with the state's election code.

Florida Supreme Court rules Broward County judge to receive public reprimand for political activity

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 19, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand for a circuit judge who violated a political activity ban.

Florida appeals court issues split decision in ASA College and Dezer Intracoastal Mall dispute

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 17, 2018

The Third District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida partially reversed an order denying injunctive relief to ASA College.

Appeals court affirms class certification in suit over Miami-Dade Expressway Authority's toll by plate system

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 16, 2018

The Third District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida issued an opinion affirming an order granting a motion for class certification in a lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) and others.

KLC Law's arbitration clause ruled unenforceable by appeals court

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 16, 2018

An appeals court ruled that an arbitration clause in a contract was unenforceable and reversed an order dismissing a legal malpractice case.

Appeals court says Treasure Chest Poker's lawsuit should be dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2018

LAKELAND – Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeal has reversed a declaratory judgment in a case against the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DOABT) regarding the operation of free poker games in businesses regulated by the agency.

Capital One suit claims Miami car dealership misrepresented vehicle purchases

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

MIAMI – Capital One is suing Metro Ford for misrepresentations made when borrowers purchased vehicles from the Miami car dealership.

James Madison Institute CEO calls Janus 'win for free speech'

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — James Madison Institute CEO and President Bob McClure says the Janus decision is a win for free speech.

From Legal Newsline

Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

Uni K Wax Studios claims New Jersey franchisee breached contract

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 25, 2018

UKW Franchising Company is suing Hope Courage and Faith Inc. (HCF) for failing to abide by its franchise agreement.

Federal judge partially grants motion for default judgment in patent case

By Kyla Asbury | May 16, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A federal judge partially granted a motion for default judgment in a lawsuit involving a patent infringement dispute.

Federal judge partially grants motion for summary judgment in dispute involving Safeco Insurance

By Kyla Asbury | May 15, 2018

FORT MYERS — A federal judge has partially granted a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit involving an insurance coverage dispute with Safeco Insurance.

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