Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal News

Appeals court says building materials company should be dismissed from mesothelioma case

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 6, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH –A Florida appeals court recently reversed a trial court’s order that denied the dismissal of a company’s responsibility in a mesothelioma case due to lack of jurisdiction.

Appellate court rules media entitled to more Parkland shooting video, but delays release

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 1, 2018

An appellate court allowed the release of additional video footage of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but later delayed the decision.

Appeals court backs decision to dismiss firefighter's defamation suit against Palm Beach officials

By Daniel Beauregard | Jul 31, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A state appeals court panel recently affirmed a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment in a Palm Beach firefighter's defamation suit against town officials.

New trial ordered in negligence suit against doctor in patient's death at detox center

By Mary Ann Magnell | Jul 31, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a jury’s verdict that found a physician was negligent in his supervision of an advanced practice nurse practitioner (ARNP) and ordered a new trial in the suit related to a patient’s death at a drug detoxification facility.

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 panel remands auto negligence case for new trial, agrees trial court erred in seating biased juror

By Angela Underwood | Jul 9, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A panel of judges for Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal recently agreed that a Broward County court erred in denying a challenge for cause to a prospective juror.

Florida appeal court backs Broward County hospital in malpractice suit

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 18, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida appeals court has ruled in favor of Broward County hospital in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Florida appeals court orders dismissal of foreclosure case

By Sandra Lane | Apr 11, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH --- The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has ordered a trial court in Tampa to enter an order of involuntary dismissal concerning a suit filed against Isaiah and Shatika Spencer to foreclose on their home.

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

By Robert Davis | Apr 9, 2018

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.

Appeals court remands case over site plan denial to Indian River

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 3, 2018

Florida court finds government violated developer’s rights under Ben J. Harris Act

4th District court remands Walmart slip-and-fall case

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 2, 2018

The 4th District Court of Appeal has remanded a case involving a slip-and-fall claim at a Walmart, and the order could affect the plaintiff's award for medical expenses.

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

By Robert Davis | Mar 29, 2018

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.

4th District Court of Appeal remands Tequesta police dispatcher's case

By Glenn Minnis | Mar 21, 2018

The 4th District Court of Appeal has reversed a more than $400,000 award and remanded a case in which a former Tequesta dispatcher alleged that the local police chief groped her at a private party.

Complaint against Palm Beach County school board dismissed

By Angela Underwood | Mar 21, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal panel gave no love in a Valentine's Day appeal against a school district.

Bank's failed appeal demonstrates judicial strength in face of frivolous claims

By Nicholas Echevarria | Mar 21, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Yehuda Balva recently won an appeal of an amended final judgment of foreclosure in favor of Ontario Wealth Management Corporation, reinforcing a positive trend in consumer protection in the court system.

Appeals court remands drug forfeiture case for lack of evidentiary hearing

By Justin Stoltzfus | Mar 10, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Civil forfeiture, a major issue in today's legal world, is challenging courts to decide whether examples of law enforcement actions constitute overreach when complicated claims to money and valuables are involved.

Broward Circuit Court has personal jurisdiction in dental breach of contract case, appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Feb 21, 2018

A Florida circuit court has jurisdiction in a breach-of-contract case involving a dentist and his two Texas practices because they had business arrangements in the Sunshine State but their contacts provided for venue in another state, a state appeals court recently ruled.

Appeals court hands down ruling in age discrimination case against Broward sheriff

By Karen Kidd | Feb 20, 2018

A state appeals court kept an age discrimination case against Broward County Sheriff Scott J. Israel alive on the same day as the Parkland school shooting, which his department responded to.

Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

By Angela Underwood | Nov 25, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH – Three judges from the Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal reversed and remanded a $10.5 million jury wrongful death verdict against two tobacco companies.

Florida foreclosure attorney says shift in laws harms homeowners

By Charmaine Little | Sep 15, 2017

A foreclosure defense attorney is concerned that a "shift" in foreclosure laws serves banks more than homeowners after a foreclosure appeal in the 4th District Court of Appeal ended in a bank's favor.

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