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Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal News

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

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

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.

4th District Court of Appeal dismisses voluntary arbitration appeal

The 4th District Court of Appeal has dismissed a case involving voluntary binding arbitration based on Florida statutes, according to a recent opinion.

Case against Phillip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company brought by widow to be re-tried

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has sided with Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a case involving a widow who had won $13 million in a lawsuit that claimed her husband died due to the addictive nature of cigarettes.

Fourth District Court of Appeals reverses lower court decision in dispute involving 123 condominium units

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s ruling to grant a new trial in a dispute between Shadowbrook at Vero LLC and Transcapital Bank.

4th District Court of Appeal remands case involving testimony of nicotine addiction

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has remanded a case in which a trial court didn't allow testimony of a woman's addiction to nicotine.

Fi-Pompano Rehab can compel arbitration, appeals court says

BROWARD COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has remanded a case in which a rehab center was seeking to compel arbitration, according to the July 5 opinion.

Divorce case involving property in U.S. Virgin Islands remanded

WEST PALM BEACH — An appeals court has remanded a divorce case involving the value of a property in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

4th District Court of Appeal reverses, remands case involving misnamed trust

BROWARD COUNTY — A Florida bank didn’t have to execute burden of proof in a case involving a trust, according to a 4th District Court of Appeal opinion.

Florida man unable to back up liability claims after Hertz rental car collision

A Florida appeals court recently upheld a lower court’s decision to find Hertz and a lessee of a rental car not liable in a traffic accident.

Property appraisal case between Palm Beach County homeowners, appraiser continues

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A case between homeowners and an appraiser over a home's value continues an appeals court gave its opinion May 31.

Florida foreclosure case on hold until bank can prove interest, escrow amounts

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A foreclosure filed by Citimortgage Inc. on a Florida couple's property has been sent back to a lower court by the 4th District Court of Appeal, according to the May 31 opinion.

Florida doctor loses lawsuit seeking reappointment

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A Florida doctor’s request for reappointment in a local hospital was dismissed by the 4th District Court of Appeal.

Appeals court rules in case between MDVIP, widower

PALM BEACH COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has reversed and remanded proceedings in a case involving a widower and a doctors' network organization, according to a May 31 opinion.

Florida subcontractor loses case against FAC, goes into default

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A subcontracted worker in Florida lost his appeal in a default that was entered against him, according to an opinion by the 4th District Court of Appeal.

Appeals court: Physician should have exhausted all options in Lawnwood Medical Center reappointment

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A physician in Florida has fought a hospital’s decision not to reappoint him based on the fourth district court of appeals May 31 opinion.

Florida attorney says failing to admit ownership of funds common in divorce cases

BROWARD COUNTY — A Coral Gables attorney has shed light on a financial factor of divorce proceedings.

4th District Court of Appeal rules to distribute stocks, remands alimony claim

BROWARD COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has found in favor of a Florida woman in a divorce case regarding stocks and remanded an alimony claim to a lower court, according to the recent opinion.

Florida appeals court reverses judgment that borrower in foreclosure case committed technical error

BROWARD COUNTY — Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal recently reversed a lower court decision that had said a borrower in a foreclosure case had committed a "technical breach."

93-year-old Florida woman takes action against real estate brokerage firm

PALM BEACH COUNTY — A 93-year-old woman in Florida has partially won a property dispute against her real estate agents, according to an opinion from Florida's 4th District Court of Appeal.