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Florida district court grants summary judgment in substance abuse evaluation case

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A magistrate recently recommended that summary judgment be awarded to a defendant in the case of a cosmetic surgeon who accused a doctor at a substance abuse recovery center of making false or misleading statements.

5th District reverses order for new trial in blood disorder case

The 5th District Court of Appeal has reversed a judgment in favor of Geraldine Staples, whose husband died during a blood platelet transfusion, for a new trial after finding "the record does not support the trial court’s reasons for granting a new trial."

4th District reverses ruling in slander of title case between father and son

The 4th District Court of Appeals reversed a slander of title ruling and money lent judgment made by Broward County Circuit Court for the 17th Judicial Circuit in favor of Lenos Trigeorgis and against his son, George Trigeorgis.

District Court denies request for injunctive relief in ADA case

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, rejected a man's claims that a gas station violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), calling Houston's claims meritless.

4th District Court of Appeal denies motion for rehearing, changes opinion in landscaping case

Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal denied a motion for a rehearing and withdrew its previous opinion in a case over the proper way to alter a property's landscaping.

Court affirms summary judgment backing Sam's Club in personal injury case

ATLANTA - The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a summary judgment decision by a district court in favor of Sam's Club. The decision was appealed by a customer who was injured after slipping and falling on a slippery substance in the frozen food aisle inside one of Sam's Club stores.

11th Circuit affirms denial of summary judgment in excessive-force case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Court on March 13 affirmed a trial court's decision to deny a motion for a summary judgment filed by the Palm Beach Sherrif's Office in a civil action against one of its officers for excessive force and violating the 4th Amendment.

Appeals court rejects bid for new trial in excessive force case against Naples police officer

ATLANTA - In a unanimous decision, the 11th Circuit Court rejected an appeal for a new trial against a city of Naples police officer accused of invasion of privacy, excessive force, making a false arrest and malicious prosecution.

11th Circuit affirms fee award in case over remarks on patented medical treatment

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit panel has affirmed a lower court award of fees to a doctor who had claimed another doctor disparaged his patented treatment.