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Summary judgment granted after defendants prove action barred in New York corporate assets case

By Shanice Harris | Mar 22, 2019

A federal judge has granted a defendant's request for summary judgment in a corporate assets dispute involving Blue Heron Commercial Group.

Federal judge denies U.S. Sugar's try to dismiss dump operator's racial discrimination suit

By Shanice Harris | Mar 22, 2019

The U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida has denied a defendant's motion to dismiss a case in an ongoing legal battle after the plaintiffs allege they were wrongfully terminated due to their race.

Florida Public Service Commission wins appeal to allow water, sewer rates to rise

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 22, 2019

The Florida Public Service Commission has won an appeal that will allow water and sewer rates in the state to be raised.

Florida Public Service Commission wins appeal to allow water, sewer rates to rise

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 22, 2019

The Florida Public Service Commission has won an appeal that will allow water and sewer rates in the state to be raised.

Appeals court: Hendry County homeowners can't easily escape $137K foreclosure collection suit

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 20, 2019

A Florida appeals court has reopened a Hendry County judge's decision to let a couple off the hook for potentially $137,000 in debt owed on a foreclosed mortgage, saying the couple's reliance on documents from Fannie Mae on the property's value isn't enough to stop the collection lawsuit from continuing.

Florida Prepaid 'tuition differential fee' doesn't entitle out-of-state students to tuition 'windfall:' Appeals panel

By Florida Record | Mar 19, 2019

Florida's Prepaid College program doesn't owe a woman thousands of dollars more toward her son's out-of-state college tuition under a so-called "tuitition differential fee" provision, because to give her the money would create a "nonsensical" result that would "result in a windfall to students who leave Florida" to attend college, a state appeals panel has ruled.

Florida Supreme Court takes up mass shootings liability case; Parkland parents expected to weigh in

By Karen Kidd | Mar 15, 2019

The Florida Supreme Court has called for initial arguments in a case that could have a far- reaching liability impact on survivors of mass shootings, including those who survived last year's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

Appeals court: Hillsborough judge should have excused juror, sends tobacco suit to new trial

By Florida Record | Mar 13, 2019

Florida's Second District Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit brought by the estate of a man who sued tobacco products maker Philip Morris USA, as the appeals panel ruled a Hillsborough County judge improperly refused to allow the plaintiff's lawyers to dismiss for cause a potential juror who said he believed the man's illnesses were caused by his choice to smoke.

Appeals court: Marine Max can't be forced to overpay for workers' comp claims, but can't order different doctor

By Scott Holland | Mar 8, 2019

A Florida appeals court says a possible payment dispute can’t force a workers’ compensation claimant to change doctors.

Fla. court reform group: Engle rulings denying tobacco companies chance to defend against big judgments

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 5, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear appeals from three tobacco companies ordered to pay punitive damages in eight Florida cases decided under so-called Engle rulings, according to a Florida Watchdog report, even though the companies claimed they had not been given the chance to build their defense.

Judge denies First Transit's motion for new trial

By Chandra Lye | Feb 22, 2019

MIAMI -- A U.S. district court judge has denied First Transit's motion for a new trial.

Attorney in Pottinger Agreement termination: 'Criminalization of homelessness is a harmful policy'

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 22, 2019

MIAMI -- The city Miami recently filed a motion to request that a protections agreement for homeless be terminated, arguing that there are enough current services to care for the homeless.

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.

Sergeants' repeated fraudulent behavior qualifies arresting officers for immunity, appeals court rules

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

Since there was probable cause to arrest three Golden Beach Police Department sergeants, the arresting officers qualify for immunity, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit determined, reversing a ruling from a lower court.

Despite 'stinky' conduct, Pasco County's actions toward property group not unconstitutional

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit answered the question of whether applying an ordinance raises issues with a substantive-due-process claim, and made it clear the answer was “no” as it reversed a summary judgment in favor of a property suing Pasco County amid the application of an ordinance on February 13.

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.

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.

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