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  • Florida Fourth DCA affirms trial court's dismissal of personal injury lawsuit for fraud upon the court in failing to disclose prior back and neck injuries
    Florida Fourth DCA affirms trial court's dismissal of personal injury lawsuit for fraud upon the court in failing to disclose prior back and neck injuries

    On May 17, 2017, in Bryant v. Mezo , No. 4D16-386, the Florida Fourth DCA affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit for fraud upon the court due to the plaintiff’s failure to ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA orders new trial on punitive damages in wrongful death case because of trial court's failure to give standard jury instruction on defendant's financial means
    Florida Fifth DCA orders new trial on punitive damages in wrongful death case because of trial court's failure to give standard jury instruction on defendant's financial means

    On May 19, 2017, in Persaud v. Cortes , No. 5D16-863, the Florida Fifth DCA reversed the trial court and ordered a new trial on punitive damages in an automobile negligence wrongful death case. The ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA reverses trial court, rules that plaintiff entitled to determination of whether PIP insurer underpaid medical providers and exposed plaintiff to balance billing
    Florida Fourth DCA reverses trial court, rules that plaintiff entitled to determination of whether PIP insurer underpaid medical providers and exposed plaintiff to balance billing

    On May 17, 2017, in Green v. State Farm , No. 4D16-1013, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a trial court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s declaratory judgment complaint challenging State Farm’s ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA remands nursing home negligence case for new trial based on inconsistency of liability verdict with small amount of damages awarded
    Florida Fifth DCA remands nursing home negligence case for new trial based on inconsistency of liability verdict with small amount of damages awarded

    On May 19, 2017, in FLNC, Inc. v. Ramos , No. 5D16-1725, the Florida Fifth DCA remanded a nursing home negligence case for a new trial of liability, causation and damages after determining that small ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA rules that assumption of risk doctrine applies only in cases involving contact sports or express contracts not to sue.
    Florida Fifth DCA rules that assumption of risk doctrine applies only in cases involving contact sports or express contracts not to sue.

    On May 19, 2017, in Petruzella v. Church of the Rock of Palm Coast , the Florida Fifth DCA reversed the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a premises liability slip and fall ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA affirms summary judgment for defendant company on the basis that work injury to
    Florida Fourth DCA affirms summary judgment for defendant company on the basis that work injury to "borrowed employee" was subject to Worker's Compensation immunity

    On May 17, 2017, in Morera v. Waste Management Inc. of Florida , No. 4D14-3135, the Florida Fourth DCA affirmed the trial court’s summary judgment in favor of the defendant in a personal injury ...

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