Florida Third District Court of Appeal News

Florida business wins minimum wage court case brought by part-time Miami International Airport worker

By Jana Hill | Feb 19, 2019

Ultra Aviation Services won a case in court against an employee in a decision that demonstrated one of many exceptions to minimum wage requirements.

Appeals court denies developer's petition to review awarding of bid for Miami's Virginia Key project

By Donna Fuscaldo | Feb 18, 2019

MIAMI – Florida's Third District Court of Appeal recently agreed with a lower court ruling denying a petition for for a writ of certiorari regarding Miami's decision to award a bid for redevelopment of property at Virginia Key.

Appellate panel orders airplane parts complaint dismissed over lack of jurisdiction

By Scott Holland | Feb 15, 2019

MIAMI — A state appeals panel has asked a lower court judge to dismiss a lawsuit between airplane parts and repair companies.

Court quashes leave to amend complaint on Cat Cay Yacht Club damages case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

MIAMI — A yacht club and members of its board of directors who were being sued for damages have obtained a court victory.

Appeals court won't review case against construction firm and insurer, citing lack of jurisdiction

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

MIAMI — An appeals court will not review a lower court's clarification order in a lawsuit against the head of a construction company and insurance company for failing to defend the company from a tort claim.

Longtime Coral Gables lawyer suspended, ordered to apologize over alleged misbehavior in court

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Longtime Coral Gables attorney Alexander John Michaels has been suspended and ordered to apologize to four assistant state attorneys following a Dec. 27 Florida Supreme Court order over his alleged misbehavior in court in 2013, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Florida appeals court upholds decision against R.J. Reynolds in wrongful death suit

By Chandra Lye | Jan 2, 2019

MIAMI – Florida's Third District Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court's decision to deny a new trial in a wrongful death lawsuit against R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Florida appeals court upholds jury verdict in Miami-Dade construction project dispute

By Carrie Salls | Dec 21, 2018

MIAMI – The Florida Third Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that awarded Kesoki Painting LLC $91,904 for work done as a subcontractor on a construction project for the Miami-Dade County Overtown Transit Village, according to an order entered Dec. 19.

Appeals court rules bar not responsible in wrongful death caused by intoxicated restaurant worker

By Charmaine Little | Dec 14, 2018

MIAMI -- Florida's Third District Court of Appeal affirmed Dec. 12 a lower court’s ruling that a bar was not responsible for a man’s drunken state when he struck a Moped, killing one person.

Appeals court affirms multimillion dollar summary judgment amid foreclosure

By Charmaine Little | Dec 14, 2018

MIAMI -- A lack of a written release caused Florida's Third District Court of Appeal to side with a company on Dec. 12 in a $38 million foreclosure case against a Florida man, affirming a lower court’s ruling for summary judgement in favor of the company.

Appeals court sides with Brazilian bank regarding proper forum issue in suit involving $2.7 million bank account

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 24, 2018

MIAMI – Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals recently reversed a decision by the Miami-Dade County Circuit Court regarding the proper court venue for a Miami man's suit alleging fraud and breach of contract against a Brazilian bank.

No more attorney fees, appeals court rules

By Danielle Pacey | Oct 13, 2018

A construction company will not receive any more attorney fees in a conversion lawsuit.

Philip Morris loses appeal in wrongful death lawsuit

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 26, 2018

A widow will receive a new trial in her wrongful death lawsuit against Philip Morris.

Florida court rules against promoter of boxing superstar

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 22, 2018

MIAMI — Florida's Third District Court of Appeal KO'ed a trial court’s decision to award $8.5 million to All Star, Inc., the former promoter for boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez.

New trial ordered in dispute between La Ley Sports Complex and Homestead

By Chandra Lye | Sep 15, 2018

MIAMI — A Florida appeals court has ordered a new trial for a case involving a lease-purchase agreement between La Ley Sports Complex and the city of Homestead.

Appeals court sides with Miami Beach club owners on some of their claims in harassment suit against city

By Charmaine Little | Aug 30, 2018

MIAMI – The organizer and owners of a Miami Beach entertainment club were partially successful in their appeal of a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court decision to dismiss their lawsuit alleging the city of Miami Beach engaged in a campaign of harassment through the city's code enforcement department.

Appeals court upholds ruling favoring Florida master condo association

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 21, 2018

MIAMI -- The U.S. Third District Court of Appeal affirmed Aug. 8 that a lower court ruling asserting that a master condo association does not have the same responsibilities as a sub-association.

Ruling awarding defendant All Points Services attorney’s fees is reversed

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 18, 2018

An appeals court has reversed an order dictating that defendants in a lawsuit revolving around a contractual disagreement receive attorney’s fees and costs.

Lawsuit over psychiatric patient attack does not qualify as medical malpractice, appellate court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 9, 2018

Jackson Memorial Hospital cannot dodge a negligence lawsuit brought by a man beaten at the hand of another patient.

Settlement between St. Mary's School of Medicine and former student not enforceable, appellate court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 9, 2018

St. Mary’s School of Medicine successfully appealed the enforcement of a settlement agreement between the school and a former student, continuing a legal fight that has lasted for 14 years.

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