Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal News

Florida Supreme Court takes up mass shootings liability case; Parkland parents expected to weigh in

By Karen Kidd | Mar 15, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court has called for initial arguments in a case that could have a far- reaching liability impact on survivors of mass shootings, including those who survived last year's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

Appeals court reverses order that denied fees to two South Florida attorneys in condo association dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 4, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH – Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal recently said the Palm Beach County Circuit Court erred when it denied a petition filed by two South Florida attorneys for fees regarding a condominium association dispute.

Appeals court allows shopping center, car dealership easement agreement to stand

By Carrie Salls | Dec 21, 2018

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.

Public records case against Town of Gulf Stream sent back to lower court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

The District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida in the Fourth District remanded a lower court’s dismissal of a public records case against the Town of Gulf Stream on Oct. 24.

Florida appeals court overturns arbitration order for parents of child injured in sports competition

By Chandra Lye | Sep 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — A unanimous decision on Sept. 12 by the Fourth District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida has overturned a lower court decision in the case of an injured minor.

Court reverses ruling in Broward County School Board sexual harassment suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals has ruled that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment to the School Board of Broward County, in a case alleging sexual harassment by a Broward County school principal.

Court rules aircraft financer did not show due diligence in serving Venezuelan defendant

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court decision to grant an aviation finance company substitute service in a suit against a Panamanian company and its Venezuelan agent.

Appeals court overturns Centex Homes' win in construction defects lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Sep 14, 2018

A lawsuit filed by several homeowners alleging construction defects will continue, an appellate court ruled.

Road project near Grassy Waters Preserve in limbo after appeals court ruling

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 17, 2018

The city of West Palm Beach successfully appealed a ruling granting an environmental resource permit for a road extension near the Grassy Waters Preserve.

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.

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