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  • Eleventh Circuit reverses summary judgment for City for Doral in civil rights case involving alleged wrongful termination of plaintiff for exercising right of political association
    Eleventh Circuit reverses summary judgment for City for Doral in civil rights case involving alleged wrongful termination of plaintiff for exercising right of political association

    On July 19, 2017, in Rodriguez v. City of Doral , No. 15-1595, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a summary judgment entered for the defendant City of Doral in a 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA reverses trial verdict for premises liability plaintiff, finds insufficient evidence of dangerous condition and of failure to protect invitees
    Florida Fourth DCA reverses trial verdict for premises liability plaintiff, finds insufficient evidence of dangerous condition and of failure to protect invitees

    On July 19, 2017, in The Las Olas Holding Company v. Demella , No. 4D16-231, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff in a premises liability action and remanded the ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA holds that vendor's history of serving a substantial number of drinks to at-fault driver on multiple occasions precluded summary judgment for vendor in reverse dram shop act case
    Florida Fifth DCA holds that vendor's history of serving a substantial number of drinks to at-fault driver on multiple occasions precluded summary judgment for vendor in reverse dram shop act case

    On July 14, 2017, in Gonzalez v. Stonybrooke West Golf Club , No. 5D16-2680, the Florida Fifth DCA reversed the circuit court’s entry of summary judgment in favor of a defendant golf course proprietor ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Florida Security of Communications Act did not apply to plaintiff's recording of meeting with police chief
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rules that Florida Security of Communications Act did not apply to plaintiff's recording of meeting with police chief

    On July 12, 2017, in McDonough v. Fernandez-Rundle , No. 15-14642, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s dismissal of a plaintiff’s 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 civil rights ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court rules that initial tortfeasor may not seek equitable subrogation from a subsequent tortfeasor when the initial judgment has not been fully satisfied
    Florida Supreme Court rules that initial tortfeasor may not seek equitable subrogation from a subsequent tortfeasor when the initial judgment has not been fully satisfied

    On July 13, 2017, in Holmes Regional Medical Center v. Allstate , No. SC15-1555, the Florida Supreme Court quashed a Florida Fifth DCA decision which allowed a party who had previously been found ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court rules that insurer's liability policy covered defendant's liability for attorney's fee and costs awarded under offer of judgment statute, Fla. Stat. Section 768.79
    Florida Supreme Court rules that insurer's liability policy covered defendant's liability for attorney's fee and costs awarded under offer of judgment statute, Fla. Stat. Section 768.79

    On July 13, 2017, in Geico Gen. Ins. Co. v. Macedo , No. SC16-935, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed a Florida First DCA ruling that GEICO was liable under its automobile liability insurance policy ...

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