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Appeals court affirms right of health administration agency to set rules when issuing facility certificates

By John Breslin | Aug 8, 2018

An appellate court stepped into a legal tussle between hospital groups over which nabs the lucrative right to build a facility in Orange County.

Taxicab firms lose appeal in suit regarding Uber, Lyft operations in Miami-Dade

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 8, 2018

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to dismiss a suit filed by Florida taxicab companies against Miami-Dade County over taxicab medallions.

$5 million diamond contracted to sell for 20 times less was an honest mistake, appeals court rules

By John Breslin | Aug 8, 2018

MIAMI – A dispute over a loose diamond worth approximately $5 million but was contracted to be purchased for just $235,000 has led to a recent decision by Florida's Third District Court of Appeal in favor of the seller, ruling a "unilateral mistake" was made.

Appeals court backs Brazilian company in domain name dispute

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 8, 2018

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed a district court ruling in a dispute regarding the registration of a domain name.

Federal appeals court backs Navy's decision to withhold officer's suicide note from writer

By Davion Smith | Aug 6, 2018

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled the U.S.Navy was right to deny a book author's request to see a naval officer's personal suicide letter in a Freedom of Information Act case.

Appeals court says building materials company should be dismissed from mesothelioma case

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 6, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH –A Florida appeals court recently reversed a trial court’s order that denied the dismissal of a company’s responsibility in a mesothelioma case due to lack of jurisdiction.

Appellate court rules media entitled to more Parkland shooting video, but delays release

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 1, 2018

An appellate court allowed the release of additional video footage of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but later delayed the decision.

Appeals court backs decision to dismiss firefighter's defamation suit against Palm Beach officials

By Daniel Beauregard | Jul 31, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A state appeals court panel recently affirmed a lower court's decision to grant summary judgment in a Palm Beach firefighter's defamation suit against town officials.

New trial ordered in negligence suit against doctor in patient's death at detox center

By Mary Ann Magnell | Jul 31, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a jury’s verdict that found a physician was negligent in his supervision of an advanced practice nurse practitioner (ARNP) and ordered a new trial in the suit related to a patient’s death at a drug detoxification facility.

Appeals court says governor can fill judge vacancy in Nassau County Circuit Court

By Daniel Beauregard | Jul 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – A move to stop Gov. Rick Scott from appointing a judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit to fill a vacant seat was recently overturned by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.

Florida Court Dismisses Appeal in Adoption Case

By Daniel Beauregard | Jul 29, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court, in ruling against Gift of Life Adoptions, has denied a request for summary judgment in a case involving an incarcerated father.

Florida Supreme Court reinstates stay on moves by Gov. Scott to appoint judge

By John Breslin | Jul 19, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court recently reinstated a trial court decision that bars Gov. Rick Scott from appointing a judge while a lawsuit against the move plays out.

Florida Justice Reform Institute calls on Johnson & Johnson to appeal $4.69 billion talc verdict

By Takesha Thomas | Jul 17, 2018

The Florida Justice Reform Institute says Johnson & Johnson should file an appeal after recently losing a $4.69 billion lawsuit in a St. Louis court over whether its talc powder products caused ovarian cancer.

Florida appeals court issues split decision in ASA College and Dezer Intracoastal Mall dispute

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 17, 2018

The Third District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida partially reversed an order denying injunctive relief to ASA College.

KLC Law's arbitration clause ruled unenforceable by appeals court

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 16, 2018

An appeals court ruled that an arbitration clause in a contract was unenforceable and reversed an order dismissing a legal malpractice case.

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