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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.

Ocala, its police chief found to be liable for violating First Amendment with anti-crime prayer vigil

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 11, 2018

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.

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