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Lawyer says attorney Facebook friendships not necessarily improper

Angela Underwood Aug. 15, 2017, 7:11pm

There are no hard and fast rules related to lawyer-judge relationships, especially when it comes to Facebook, according to attorney Braden Perry of Kennyhertz Perry LLC.

Florida Third District Court of Appeals rules it has no authority to rule on arbitration clause

Elizabeth Alt Aug. 7, 2017, 3:20pm

The Florida Third District Court of Appeals has ruled it has no legal authority to determine if an arbitration clause in a contract between four companies that are sparring over trademark use and non-performance is valid, affirming an earlier trial court’s decision.

Appeals court rules construction defendants not liable in Miami injury case

Elizabeth Alt Jul. 5, 2017, 3:52pm

MIAMI — The 3rd District Court of Appeal has affirmed lower court rulings of five summary judgments in cases in which a woman alleges she was injured at a condo community due to negligence in repairing the sidewalk.

Case involving closed Wells Fargo safe-deposit box continues

Angela Underwood Jun. 27, 2017, 2:36pm

MIAMI – A 2006 case involving an investment has ended concluded, but a 2014 case from the complaint that includes a closed safe-deposit box remains in pleading.

Appeals court rules only a prevailing party can receive appellate attorney fees

Angela Underwood Jun. 26, 2017, 3:06pm

MIAMI – Only a prevailing party is entitled to have appellate attorney fees paid, according to a 3rd District Court of Appeal ruling.

Miami mayor's petition for review of protective order denied in personal-injury case

Shanice Harris Jun. 15, 2017, 3:21pm

MIAMI – The 3rd District Court of Appeal has denied a petition filed by Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and City Manager Daniel Alfonso for review of a lower court's denial of their motions for a protective order in a personal-injury lawsuit.

Kendall South Medical Center appeals lower court decision in sprinkler damage case

Shanice Harris May 31, 2017, 3:28pm

MIAMI – Florida's 3rd District Court of Appeal has ruled in the case of a medical center in Miami Beach that sought to appeal a trial court's decision in favor of an insurance company.

Some say courts are right to not make political meetings mandatory for Sweetwater mayor

Kacie Whaley May 26, 2017, 2:55pm

MIAMI — Florida trial and appeal courts have decided that Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez cannot be forced to attend commission meetings, and some find this ruling to be fair.

Courts say Sweetwater mayor not required to attend commission meetings

Kacie Whaley May 25, 2017, 2:49pm

MIAMI — An appeals court recently decided to reject a political committee effort to recall Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez, upholding a trial court's ruling.

Judge finds multi-million-dollar condominium developer unaccountable for alleged fraud after 10-year legal battle

Elizabeth Alt May 18, 2017, 8:09pm

MIAMI — After 10 years of courtrooms, real estate developer R. Donahue Peebles, principal for Collins Avenue LLC and owner of PADC, has won the case that alleged he was responsible for owed commissions to a former employee.

3rd District Court of Appeal retroactively applies high court opinion to Allstate PIP case against Hallandale

Michael McGrady May 14, 2017, 2:53pm

MIAMI – Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal recently applied a state Supreme Court opinion retroactively to a case involving an Allstate Insurance Co. policy for personal injury protection (PIP).

Miami golf resort responsible for fees, costs in renovation case with paint company, court says

Charmaine Little Apr. 18, 2017, 2:48pm

MIAMI — The 3rd District Court of Appeal for the state of Florida ruled that a Miami golf resort was responsible for attorney’s fees following a lien judgment.

Appeals court reverses order in arbitration case involving car dealer

John Severance Apr. 11, 2017, 3:42pm

MIAMI — The 3rd District Court of Appeal recently reversed a trial court’s denial of an arbitration case involving a car dealership that sold vehicles to buyers who did not speak English.

Judge Robert Luck Appointed to 3rd District Court of Appeal

Christopher Mobley Mar. 17, 2017, 2:29pm

TALLAHASSEE — Judge Robert J. Luck recently was appointed to the 3rd District Court of Appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Appeals court overturns $1.3M award in alleged voyeur case

Dee Thompson Feb. 22, 2017, 2:55pm

MIAMI — The 3rd District Court of Appeal recently overturned a jury’s award of $1.3 million to a Coral Gables woman who claimed she suffered emotional distress after a man who worked for a security company allegedly took video of her several years ago.

Spanish broadcasting giant signs Lara as general counsel

Chandra Lye Jan. 20, 2017, 4:17pm

MIAMI — The Spanish Broadcast System has hired a Florida lawyer as its next executive vice president and general counsel.

South Florida appeals court turns down request from undocumented children

Christopher Knoll Jan. 12, 2017, 5:21pm

MIAMI – The Florida Third District Court of Appeal on Dec. 28 rebuffed a request by four undocumented immigrant children from El Salvador for legal dependency status with the court or an appropriate state agency.

Pacific Legal Foundation asks Florida Supreme Court to hear undertakings case

Carrie Salls Nov. 20, 2016, 10:39pm

MARATHON – The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) has asked the Florida Supreme Court to review a regulatory undertakings case that pits the owners of a small island in the Florida Keys against the town that allegedly took jurisdiction over the property nearly three decades after it was purchased.  

Appellate court allows whistleblower to pursue suit against Miami alleging retaliation

Michelle de Leon Nov. 10, 2016, 7:32pm

MIAMI – The appellate court declared that a former independent auditor general (IAG), who exposed indiscretions in Miami’s government offices, was protected under the Whistleblower’s Act.

South Florida appeals court rules man with rare form of epilepsy is entitled to benefits

Quinten Plummer Sep. 15, 2016, 5:42am

MIAMI – A South Florida appeals court has ruled in favor of state benefits for an adult suffering from a rare form of epilepsy.