TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Facebook friendship between a judge and an attorney isn’t enough to legally disqualify the judge from ruling on the case, the Supreme Court of Florida decided on Nov. 15.
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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court has quashed an appellate court's ruling in a mesothelioma case and recommended that a final judgment issued by a trial court be reinstated.
Supreme Court of Florida rules loaders are 'dangerous instrumentalities' in case over man's severed finger
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 27, the Supreme Court of Florida stated a company’s 8,000-pound piece of equipment really is dangerous, voiding the ruling of a lower court as the ruling infringed on decisions the Court and other district courts have made in the past.
Florida Supreme Court says appeals court erred when it reversed $4.5 million award over smoking-related death
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Florida rejected the state's 4th District Court of Appeal’s decision to reverse a multimillion-dollar award for a woman whose mother died of lung cancer.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court on Sept. 7 reversed an opinion by the Circuit Court for the 2nd Judicial Circuit that had ruled that the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to be voted on in November was defective and could not appear on the ballot.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The question of whether a deaf academy acted in medical malpractice or negligence was answered in a Supreme Court of Florida’s April 26 opinion.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court has remanded a case filed by an elderly couple against their insurer back to the 5th District to reinstate an award of attorney's fees.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Florida has reversed a decision of an appeals court regarding hospital reimbursements in Sarasota County.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Florida has backed a lower court’s ruling that caps on personal injury non-economic damages in cases of medical malpractice violate the Equal Protection Clause of the state constitution.
TALLAHASSEE (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court declined the opportunity to change the standard for the admissibility of expert testimony, leaving in place a procedure favored by plaintiffs attorneys.
In Florida, state law limits recovery against the State or its agencies or subdivisions to $100,000 per person or $200,000 per incident in damages, with a 25 percent cap on attorneys’ fees. To get more, lawmakers must pass a claims bill, or a relief act.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – This past December, the legal landscape for manufacturers in contractual privity with another party was altered.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. – Lawyers sharply debating whether to preserve the statewide standard for admitting expert testimony focused so tightly on civil cases that they overlooked the criminal field. Their error caught up with them on Oct. 16, when governors of the Florida Bar tabled a committee’s recommendation to preserve the current standard.