MIAMI – Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal upheld the earlier decision of a trial court that found a Miami Beach hotel was not liable for the drowning death of a guest in the hotel’s swimming pool.
PENSACOLA, Fla. – A federal judge recently dismissed 77 cases from plaintiffs who sued both Bristol Myers-Squibb and Otsuka Pharmaceutical in connection with prescription medication Abilify this past October – after multiple plaintiffs were already dismissed from the suit earlier last year for defying court orders and failing to provide basic information about their claims.
TALLAHASSEE – The First District Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling of the Judge of Compensation Claims (JCC) in a suit over a man's 2015 death from meningitis, ruling that the claimants failed to satisfy a burden of proof.
A New York legal ruling earlier this month that exonerated ExxonMobil of misleading investors about climate change should further dissuade Florida local governments from joining similar lawsuits against energy companies.
Thanks to reforms enacted this year and a more conservative state Supreme Court, Florida no longer occupies a spot on the nation’s 10 worst “Judicial Hellholes” list, according to a new report by the American Tort Reform Foundation (ATRF).
WASHINGTON – In an annual report of “Judicial Hellholes” released today by the American Tort Reform Association, Philadelphia has claimed the No. 1 ranking – in part due to a historic $8 billion punitive damages verdict rendered this year in litigation connected to Johnson & Johnson’s anti-psychotic drug Risperdal.
MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Georgia man who follows a vegan diet has filed a suit against Burger King alleging it is misleading consumers by marketing its Impossible Whopper as zero percent meat when it is cooked on the same grill as meat products.
Florida’s burdensome legal climate is a big reason why median-wage earners pay a higher share of their household income for health care premiums and deductibles than the U.S. average, according to the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
A recent appeals court decision affirming a Florida city’s power to ban motorized scooter rentals is so broad that it could allow municipalities to prohibit many other business activities as well, the appellant’s attorney said.
The filing of assignment-of-benefits lawsuits for auto glass damage in Florida is holding steady this year and threatens to push up the cost of auto insurance, a new Florida Justice Reform Institute report warns.