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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.

U.S. Court of Appeals affirms judgment but vacates restitution in Southern Trust Metals suit

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 15, 2018

In a commodities-fraud case concerning Southern Trust Metals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court, except in regard to certain restitution, which was vacated and remanded.

Appeals court says Treasure Chest Poker's lawsuit should be dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 12, 2018

LAKELAND – Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeal has reversed a declaratory judgment in a case against the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco (DOABT) regarding the operation of free poker games in businesses regulated by the agency.

No smoke for medical marijuana users until appeal plays out

By John Breslin | Jul 12, 2018

Medical marijuana users still cannot smoke the plant after First District Court of Appeals reinstated a stay until the appeal process plays out.

Appeals court rules against energy company seeking refund in federal nuclear waste tax dispute

By John Breslin | Jul 11, 2018

MIAMI – A federal appeals court recently ruled against a nuclear power plant operator over a claim that it is entitled to a nearly $100 million tax refund for losses caused by paying fees for the disposal of radioactive waste.

Appeals court remands Venezuelan case back to district court in Florida

By Karen Kidd | Jul 11, 2018

ATLANTA (Florida Record) – A case filed by the Comparelli family, who wants U.S. federal courts to decide their damages claim against Venezuela and two chemical firms over the 2010 seizure of their Venezuelan companies, is on its way back to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida after a federal appeals court recently ruled that the district court has jurisdiction after all.

Appeals court sides with Fort Lauderdale college in NLRB case

By Karen Kidd | Jul 10, 2018

ATLANTA (Florida Record) — A Fort Lauderdale college prevailed in a recent federal appeals court decision that said the college did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it required that employee disputes be resolved in individual arbitration.

Appeals panel remands auto negligence case for new trial, agrees trial court erred in seating biased juror

By Angela Underwood | Jul 9, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A panel of judges for Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal recently agreed that a Broward County court erred in denying a challenge for cause to a prospective juror.

Creditors, investors appeal dismissal of suit against Citigroup claiming $1.1 billion in losses

By Karen Kidd | Jun 28, 2018

MIAMI (Florida Record) – A group of investors and creditors who claim they lost $1.1 billion in a bankrupt Mexican oil services firm are appealing their racketeering and corruption lawsuit against Citigroup Inc. after a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division, dismissed the case earlier this month.

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