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Teletronics' bankruptcy petition fails

By Sandra Lane | Oct 11, 2018

A communications company failed a bid to claim Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections.

Appeals court sends portions of RICO case filed by Sun Life back to District Court in Florida

By Karen Kidd | Oct 10, 2018

JACKSONVILLE (Florida Record) – A federal appeals court has revived portions of a Canadian insurance company's racketeering lawsuit against a Missouri insurance premium finance service company but issues remain, one member of the three-judge panel said in his concurrence of the Sept. 18 decision in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Deaf man may sue over Hallandale Beach's lack of closed captioning on website

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 4, 2018

A deaf Florida resident may sue the city of Hallandale Beach for not adding closed captioning to videos on its public website, a federal appeals court ruled.

Philip Morris loses appeal in wrongful death lawsuit

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 26, 2018

A widow will receive a new trial in her wrongful death lawsuit against Philip Morris.

Florida court rules against promoter of boxing superstar

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 22, 2018

MIAMI — Florida's Third District Court of Appeal KO'ed a trial court’s decision to award $8.5 million to All Star, Inc., the former promoter for boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez.

Federal judge throws out four of five allegations of negligence against Wells Fargo Bank

By Sandra Lane | Sep 22, 2018

MIAMI – A lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo Bank alleging malfeasance in allowing fraudulent bank deposits to continue for an extended period of time was dismissed on Sept. 11 by U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles.

Florida appeals court overturns arbitration order for parents of child injured in sports competition

By Chandra Lye | Sep 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — A unanimous decision on Sept. 12 by the Fourth District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida has overturned a lower court decision in the case of an injured minor.

Court reverses ruling in Broward County School Board sexual harassment suit

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals has ruled that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment to the School Board of Broward County, in a case alleging sexual harassment by a Broward County school principal.

Court rules aircraft financer did not show due diligence in serving Venezuelan defendant

By Elizabeth Alt | Sep 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals has reversed a trial court decision to grant an aviation finance company substitute service in a suit against a Panamanian company and its Venezuelan agent.

New trial ordered in dispute between La Ley Sports Complex and Homestead

By Chandra Lye | Sep 15, 2018

MIAMI — A Florida appeals court has ordered a new trial for a case involving a lease-purchase agreement between La Ley Sports Complex and the city of Homestead.

Appeals court refuses to support alleged stalker's claims that a Florida college violated his civil rights

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 15, 2018

MIAMI — A U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a district court’s decision on Sept. 13 in a stalking case involving a student who claims Valencia College violated his civil rights by expelling him.

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.

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