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  • Florida 5th DCA reverses $6 million verdict for plaintiff in motor vehicle negligence case

    On November 30, 2018, in Araj v. Renfro, No. 5D17-130, the Florida Fifth DCA reversed a $5 million verdict for the plaintiff in a motor vehicle negligence case, remanding the case for a new trial ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that 2011 law made 2006 legislative elimination of joint and several and several liability generally retroactive

    On November 28, 2018, in Brown & Brown v. Gelsomino et al, No. 4D17-3737, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a trial court’s ruling applying joint and several liability to defendants found liable in 2014 ...

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  • Florida Third DCA affirms trial court's denial of prevailing defendant's motion for attorney's fees

    On November 21, 2018, in Starboard Cruise Services, Inc. v. DePrince, No. 3D16-2009, the Florida Third DCA affirmed a trial court’s denial of the prevailing defendant’s motion for attorney’s fees. The ...

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  • Florida Second DCA reverses trial court order setting aside default judgment against defendant, finds that defendant failed to prove excusable neglect for not filing answer to complaint

    On November 14, 2018, in Chernoff Diamond & Co. v. Gallin , No. 2D18-1891, the Florida Second DCA reversed the trial court’s order setting aside a default judgment against the defendant, concluding ...

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  • Florida Second DCA reverses trial court dismissal of Engle progeny tobacco case, remands for hearing on whether plaintiff received a copy of court's lack of prosecution notice

    On November 14, 2018, in Purdue v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al., No. 2D18-333, the Florida Second DCA reversed the trial court’s dismissal of an Engle progeny tobacco case and remanded the ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA affirms trial court's dismissal of plaintiff's claim brought under Florida Whistleblower's Act

    On November 16, 2018, in Griffin v. Deloach , Case No. 5D17-2449, the Florida Fifth DCA affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a plaintiff’s claim brought under Florida Whistleblower’s Act, ...

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