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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Third District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida partially reversed an order denying injunctive relief to ASA College.
An appeals court ruled that an arbitration clause in a contract was unenforceable and reversed an order dismissing a legal malpractice case.
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.
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.
Medical marijuana users still cannot smoke the plant after First District Court of Appeals reinstated a stay until the appeal process plays out.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Ocala, its police chief found to be liable for violating First Amendment with anti-crime prayer vigil
OCALA – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division, recently issued a decision finding that the city of Ocala and Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham violated the First Amendment by sponsoring or endorsing a prayer vigil.