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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Alabama law imposes a duty on employers to protect employees' families from
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Alabama law imposes a duty on employers to protect employees' families from "take-home asbestos exposure"

    On April 26, 2017, in Bobo v. Tennessee Valley Authority , No. 15-15271, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, affirmed a trial court’s verdict in favor of an Alabama plaintiff who allegedly ...

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  • Florida First DCA rules that date of mailing of statutory notice of intent to initiate medical negligence litigation determines timeliness of notice under statute of limitations analysis
    Florida First DCA rules that date of mailing of statutory notice of intent to initiate medical negligence litigation determines timeliness of notice under statute of limitations analysis

    On April 24, 2017, in Bay County Board of County Commissioners v. Seeley , No. 1D16-2829, the Florida First DCA ruled that the date of mailing of a statutory notice of intent to initiate litigation ...

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  • Florida Third DCA affirms trial court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss product liability claim on forum non conveniens grounds
    Florida Third DCA affirms trial court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss product liability claim on forum non conveniens grounds

    On April 26, 2017, in Taurus International Manufacturing v. Friend , No. 3D16-1960, the Florida Third DCA affirmed the trial court's denial of the defendant's motion to dismiss a product liability ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA reverses trial court's abatement of declaratory judgment action against insurer pending conclusion of premises liability action, finding dismissal is proper remedy
    Florida Fifth DCA reverses trial court's abatement of declaratory judgment action against insurer pending conclusion of premises liability action, finding dismissal is proper remedy

    On April 28, 2017, in International Special Events and Recreation Ass’n v. Bellina , No. 5D16-4021, the Florida Fifth DCA granted a writ of certiorari to the defendants and reversed a trial court’s ...

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  • Florida Second DCA reverses trial court's summary judgment for defendant utility company in case alleging negligent failure to repair protruding water valve on roadway
    Florida Second DCA reverses trial court's summary judgment for defendant utility company in case alleging negligent failure to repair protruding water valve on roadway

    On April 19, 2017, in Lee County Dep’t of Transportation v. Cantalupo , No. 2D16-234, the Florida Second DCA reversed the trial court’s summary judgment for the defendant utility company in a case ...

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  • Florida Third DCA holds that trial court erred in refusing to allow plaintiff to make a second amendment to complaint
    Florida Third DCA holds that trial court erred in refusing to allow plaintiff to make a second amendment to complaint

    On April 12, 2017, in Annex Industrial Park, LLC v. City of Hialeah , No. 3D16-1536, the Florida Third DCA reversed the trial court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint, holding that the trial court ...

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