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Condo owners win appeal over revising homeowner rules

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 5, 2019

A group of condominium owners have won a court appeal after the state's Department of Economic Opportunity claimed that the association was not entitled to amend or revise its property owners rules.

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 issues new opinion regarding Keystone Airpark Authority's breach of contract suit

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – Florida's First District Court of Appeal recently withdrew its earlier opinion in a suit Keystone Airpark Authority filed seeking damages regarding repairs to an airplane hangar and taxiways that deteriorated after an engineering firm allegedly failed to meet its obligations under a construction contract.

Florida high court rules on timing of insurance deductible in hospital case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court has weighed in with a unanimous decision on conflicting rulings from two lower courts on whether, based on Florida Statute 627.739, a personal injury protection insurance policy deductible should be applied to a medical provider’s bill for hospital emergency treatments before or after the fees are lowered under the reimbursement.

Florida high court rules GEICO operated in bad faith

By Charmaine Little | Jan 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court decided Sept. 20 that a lower court erred when it ruled that a couple didn’t provide enough evidence to prove Geico General Insurance Company operated in bad faith in handling one of her claims.

Appeals court rules elevator company official can't be sued in worker's death

By Charmaine Little | Jan 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's First District Court of Appeal determined Dec. 28 that a lower court erred when it denied a motion to dismiss a wrongful death action.

Supreme Court says witnesses can't be paid for assistance not directly connected to their roles in a case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 3, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court recently decided a version of Rule 4-3.4(b) regarding witness payments doesn’t allow a party to pay a fact witness for fees that aren’t directly connected to a witness’s role in the case.

Florida Appeals Court reverses lower court decision over two brothers' 'adult-oriented' websites

By Chandra Lye | Jan 2, 2019

A Florida appeals court has overturned the decision of a lower court in a dispute between two brothers over their adult-orientated websites.

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.

Court denies Eleventh Amendment immunity to sheriff's office

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 1, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is not entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity when conducting child-protective investigations.

Appeals court upholds lower court decision in dispute over Heron's Landing condos

By Chandra Lye | Dec 30, 2018

A Florida appeals court has affirmed the decision of a lower court in a dispute over the condition of condominium units in Jacksonville.

Court rules against teacher applicant who refused drug test

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 30, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled against a woman who was denied a substitute teacher position because she refused to take a drug test.

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.

Leon County court directed to enter ruling backing R.J. Reynolds in lung cancer death case

By Carrie Salls | Dec 21, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Leon Circuit Court has been directed by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal to enter a verdict in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in a case filed by the husband of a woman who died of lung cancer, according to a Dec. 18 appeals court ruling.

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.

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