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Federal Judge Robert Scola calls property ownership case 'frivolous'

MIAMI – Calling the plaintiff’s allegations that his constitutional rights were violated “frivolous and insubstantial,” Judge Robert Scola of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has dismissed a local man’s lawsuit over the ownership of a property.

Federal court denies expansion of class in RS&H age discrimination case

TAMPA – The Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida has denied a motion for reconsideration in an age discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee against a Florida company.

Federal judge dismisses debt collection violation suit against Transworld Systems

MIAMI — A district judge has granted a motion to dismiss in favor of Transworld Systems Inc. in a case in which a Florida man alleges violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA).

U.S. District Court judge dismisses large part of mobile home lawsuit

MIAMI — A federal judge has dismissed a major portion of a lawsuit filed against Florida brothers over the purchase of a mobile home.

Federal judge denies Orlando man's request for class certification in mold case

ORLANDO — A federal judge has denied a motion for class certification in a dispute between an Orlando man and a property management company, saying that the plaintiff failed to identify a relevant common question.

Federal judge remands Social Security case

FORT MYERS — A federal judge has overturned an appeals court decision issued by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration denying a Florida woman’s request for supplemental insurance benefits.

Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of ‘liquor wall’ seen as a win for small businesses

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a bill that drew heavy debate across party lines last month is being seen by some political commentators as a win for small businesses in the state.

Judge dismisses discrimination case, rules Signature Health Care fired man for legitimate cause

PANAMA CITY — Judge Roy Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida has issued a summary judgment in favor a Florida-based health care employer, ruling that it terminated its employee for legitimate and nondiscriminatory cause.

Federal judge restricts Florida man from filing future legal claims

MIAMI — Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a motion declaring that a Florida man for must meet a series of restrictive requirements before filing anymore pro se complaints in the Southern District courts.

US District Court judge issues ruling in bad faith claim

ORLANDO — Judge Roy Dalton of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has remanded a bad faith insurance case back to the 9th Circuit Court of Florida.

1st District appeals panel allows physician change in workers' compensation case

TALLAHASSEE — A panel for the 1st District Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court ruling that denied a Florida woman the opportunity to change physicians in a workers' compensation case.

Prejudgment interest, medical malpractice bills fail in Florida Legislature

TALLAHASSEE — With the Florida Legislature on break, several high-profile bills currently tracked by the Florida Record have been met their legislative demise.

Appeals court sends attorney fee case back to lower court

TALLAHASSEE — Judges for Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal have reversed a lower court decision and remanded a portion of the case regarding attorney fees back to the Circuit Court for Escambia County.

Appeals court denies motion to move case for Florida Supreme Court review

TALLAHASSEE — A panel for the 1st District Court of Appeal has dismissed a petition for writ of centori and refused to allow a high court review of a lower court decision.

Federal judge declines to move defective tire case back to state court

ORLANDO — The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has denied a motion to remand a lawsuit involving defective tires back to state court.

1st District Court of Appeal sends foreclosure fee case back to lower court

TALLAHASSEE — In a case involving a Florida man and his fight to keep a bank from foreclosing on his late mother’s reverse mortgage, the 1st District Court of Appeal has affirmed a judgment and remanded a portion of the case regarding attorney fees to the lower court.

Appeals court pushes back long-running land dispute to lower court

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeal has remanded a case back to a circuit court in which a Florida couple has been engaged in a long-running feud with the Suwannee River Water District over damaged caused to their property.

Federal judge moves shipping vessel injury case back to state court

TAMPA — The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit involving injuries suffered by the captain of a shipping vessel.

Appeals court intercedes in Wakulla County land dispute

TALLAHASSEE — An appeals panel for the 1st District Court of Appeal has reversed a summary judgment and remanded a dispute between neighbors and Wakulla County back to a lower court.

Appeals court reinstates workers' compensation rate hike

TALLAHASSEE — The 1st District Court of Appeals has overturned a 2016 ruling issued by a circuit court that invalidated a statewide increase in workers' compensation insurance rates.