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Appeals court sides with Health Department in trauma center litigation made moot by new state law

By Karen Kidd | Nov 18, 2018

Despite passage of a law earlier this year that made the case irrelevant, a Florida appeals court last week sided with the state's health department in long-time litigation over its proposed rules over the number and "need" trauma centers in the state.

Army veteran granted new hearing in dispute over Social Security disability claim

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 12, 2018

JACKSONVILLE – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently granted an Army veteran a new hearing for disability benefits after he had been denied the benefits by the Social Security Administration and that decision was later backed by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Subcontractor's case sent back to lower court after appeals court accepts junk-mail mishap as genuine

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

A construction company's case was sent back to a lower court after the First District Court of Appeal in the State of Florida accepted that its counsel had failed to appear for a case management conference because the notice had gone to the counsel's junk mail folder.

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.

Tiffany says Chinese company sold counterfeit goods in Florida

By Takesha Thomas | Oct 24, 2018

Tiffany, the famous brand behind the little blue gift box, accuses a China-based company of selling counterfeit items.

Appeals court remands part of summary judgment in dispute over real estate commissions

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 15, 2018

LAKELAND – A group of real estate brokers recently had a summary judgment on two sales appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part.

Arbitrator cannot decide class-wide status, appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Oct 13, 2018

Arbitrators cannot decide if individuals have the right to a class-action proceeding, a federal appeals court ruled.

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.

Employee cannot bring lawsuit outside of Pennsylvania, appeals court rules

By Chandra Lye | Oct 13, 2018

A Florida employee of an industrial equipment supplier must contest his termination in Pennsylvania, a federal appeals court ruled.

Federal judge upholds class action settlement with Godiva Chocolatier

By Sandra Lane | Oct 11, 2018

A class action settlement between Godiva Chocolatier Inc. and an aggrieved customer will continue, a federal appeals court ruled.

Teletronics' bankruptcy petition fails

By Sandra Lane | Oct 11, 2018

A communications company failed a bid to claim Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections.

Appeals court sends portions of RICO case filed by Sun Life back to District Court in Florida

By Karen Kidd | Oct 10, 2018

JACKSONVILLE (Florida Record) – A federal appeals court has revived portions of a Canadian insurance company's racketeering lawsuit against a Missouri insurance premium finance service company but issues remain, one member of the three-judge panel said in his concurrence of the Sept. 18 decision in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Deaf man may sue over Hallandale Beach's lack of closed captioning on website

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 4, 2018

A deaf Florida resident may sue the city of Hallandale Beach for not adding closed captioning to videos on its public website, a federal appeals court ruled.

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.

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