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.
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
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.
A Florida appeals court has overturned the decision of a lower court in a dispute between two brothers over their adult-orientated websites.
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.
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.
A Florida appeals court has affirmed the decision of a lower court in a dispute over the condition of condominium units in Jacksonville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Lucie County and its insurance provider responsible for benefits despite firefighter being on leave, court says
St. Lucie County and its insurer lost an appeal seeking reimbursement after it covered the heart attack of a firefighter who was no longer on active duty.
Appeals court says lawyer documents are exempt from public record request in veterinary hearing panel case
TALLAHASSEE – Florida's First District Court of Appeal recently agreed with a Leon County Circuit Court decision denying a woman's request to force the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to release documents she had requested.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied several appeals made by Philip Morris over a trial that awarded a woman damages for smoking-related diseases.
Child abduction allegation remanded to lower court to investigate travel consent between mother and father
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit determined it couldn’t decipher the domestic details of a case in which a Colombian man filed a suit for his minor daughter to be brought back to the country with him.
Summary judgement denied on appeal in case of deaf patient not provided with sign language interpreter at Lifemark Hospitals
An appeals court reversed a decision to grant a motion for summary of judgement to Lifemark Hospitals after a deaf man claimed his rights had been impeded upon during a mental evaluation.
MIAMI –– A 34-foot-tall Latin Cross in a Pensacola city park must be removed, a federal appellate court has ruled.
Judges can be friends with lawyers on Facebook without disqualifying themselves from cases, Fla Supreme Court says
Judges do not have to disqualify themselves from cases in which they are "friends" on Facebook with attorneys in those cases, a split Florida Supreme Court ruled recently.
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.
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.