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Appeals court overturns Centex Homes' win in construction defects lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Sep 14, 2018

A lawsuit filed by several homeowners alleging construction defects will continue, an appellate court ruled.

Woman sues tobacco companies for mom's death, wins appeal

By Charmaine Little | Sep 13, 2018

Two tobacco companies lost a bid to reverse a multi-million dollar judgment against them over a woman's death from smoking.

Florida appeals court reverses trial court decision favoring deceased’s mother

By Sandra Lane | Sep 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – A Florida appeals court has reversed a lower trial court favoring the mother of a patient who died at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

Florida court of appeal upholds ruling that Blue Sky Games are slot machines

By Sandra Lane | Sep 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida First District Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that two games of chance installed by Gator Coin at adult businesses are indeed slot machines.

Appeals court sides with Miami Beach club owners on some of their claims in harassment suit against city

By Charmaine Little | Aug 30, 2018

MIAMI – The organizer and owners of a Miami Beach entertainment club were partially successful in their appeal of a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court decision to dismiss their lawsuit alleging the city of Miami Beach engaged in a campaign of harassment through the city's code enforcement department.

Florida not the correct jurisdiction for Union Carbide asbestos lawsuit, appeals court rules

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 29, 2018

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss a Florida woman's asbestos lawsuit against Union Carbide Corporation.

Fort Lauderdale nonprofit's weekly food event is protected under First Amendment, appeals court says

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 27, 2018

JACKSONVILLE – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently reversed a lower court's decision that said Fort Lauderdale's ordinance prohibiting food sharing does not violated First Amendment rights.

Time Warner gets summary judgment in appeals court amid claims it forced Cableview to sign settlement agreement

By Charmaine Little | Aug 25, 2018

A U.S. appeals court affirmed a summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Cable on an indemnity dispute against the company on August 23.

Arbitrator can decide if arbitration is allowed in Spirit Airlines class action, appeals court rules

By Charmaine Little | Aug 22, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently affirmed a Florida district court decision that said an arbitrator is the correct party to determine if an agreement Spirit Airlines Inc. had with its $9 Fare Club members allowed class members to file a claim via arbitration.

First Amendment does not protect efforts to change Miami-Dade public school to charter, appeals court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 18, 2018

Dr. Alberto Fernandez and Henny Cristobol were both employed at the Neva King Cooper Educational Center, when they were disciplined for advocating in favor of charter schools, according to the claim.

Ruling awarding defendant All Points Services attorney’s fees is reversed

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 18, 2018

An appeals court has reversed an order dictating that defendants in a lawsuit revolving around a contractual disagreement receive attorney’s fees and costs.

Federal judge sends false arrest claim back to the state court

By John Breslin | Aug 18, 2018

Claims by the plaintiff against a pair of Lake City police officers include false arrest, malicious prosecution, and failure to discipline.

Road project near Grassy Waters Preserve in limbo after appeals court ruling

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 17, 2018

The city of West Palm Beach successfully appealed a ruling granting an environmental resource permit for a road extension near the Grassy Waters Preserve.

Court Denies Collier County School Board’s Motion to Dismiss Former Teacher’s Suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 12, 2018

FORT MYERS — A federal court has refused to dismiss a former teacher's lawsuit against the Collier County School Board, alleging that her termination was due to age discrimination.

Deaf man wins appeal after losing case against Lifemark Hospitals

By Megan Sims | Aug 12, 2018

The Court reversed a decision to grant a motion for summary judgment to Lifemark Hospitals Inc., after a deaf man claimed he was not provided full access to an American Sign Language interpreter.

Lawsuit over psychiatric patient attack does not qualify as medical malpractice, appellate court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 9, 2018

Jackson Memorial Hospital cannot dodge a negligence lawsuit brought by a man beaten at the hand of another patient.

Settlement between St. Mary's School of Medicine and former student not enforceable, appellate court rules

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 9, 2018

St. Mary’s School of Medicine successfully appealed the enforcement of a settlement agreement between the school and a former student, continuing a legal fight that has lasted for 14 years.

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.

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