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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.

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.

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