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  • Florida Second DCA reverses trial court's approval of class action settlement in shareholder disclosure lawsuit for failure to assess value of settlement's supplemental disclosures
    Florida Second DCA reverses trial court's approval of class action settlement in shareholder disclosure lawsuit for failure to assess value of settlement's supplemental disclosures

    On July 13, 2018, in Griffith v. Quality Distribution et al , No. 2D17-3160, the Florida Second DCA reversed a trial court’s approval of a class action settlement. The case originated with a complaint ...

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  • Florida Third DCA analyzes Florida law re permissible voir dire questions and admissibility of excited utterances and dying declarations
    Florida Third DCA analyzes Florida law re permissible voir dire questions and admissibility of excited utterances and dying declarations

    On July 5, 2018, in George v. State of Florida , No. 3D16-423, a criminal case, the Florida Third DCA considered several procedural and evidentiary issues that have a broader applicability to civil ...

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  • Florida Third DCA rules that defendant waived work-product and attorney-client privileges by failing to file a privilege log with objections to subpoena as required by Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.280(b)(5)
    Florida Third DCA rules that defendant waived work-product and attorney-client privileges by failing to file a privilege log with objections to subpoena as required by Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.280(b)(5)

    On July 5, 2018, in GKK v. Cruz , No. 3D18-560, the Florida Third DCA ruled that the defendant in a premises liability slip and fall negligence case waived work-product and attorney-client privileges ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court erred in entering summary judgment for law firm defendant in professional negligence lawsuit involving mortgages with erroneous property descriptions
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court erred in entering summary judgment for law firm defendant in professional negligence lawsuit involving mortgages with erroneous property descriptions

    On July 5, 2018, in JBJ Investment of South Florida v. Southern Title Group, et al ., No. 4D16-1925, the Florida Fourth DCA ruled that a trial erred in entering a summary judgment for a law firm ...

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  • Florida Second DCA rules that trial court erred in not applying
    Florida Second DCA rules that trial court erred in not applying "manifest weight of the evidence" standard to consideration of the plaintiff's motion for a new trial

    On July 13, 2018, in Meyers v. Shontz , No. 2D17-1681, the Florida Second DCA reversed a trial court’s order granting a new trial to the plaintiff in a motor vehicle negligence case and remanded for ...

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  • Fourth DCA rules that law firm that allegedly maintained open bar for employees was not liable under Reverse Dram Shop Act for employee's subsequent accidental death while intoxicated
    Fourth DCA rules that law firm that allegedly maintained open bar for employees was not liable under Reverse Dram Shop Act for employee's subsequent accidental death while intoxicated

    On June 6, 2018, in Salerno v. Del Mar Financial Service, LLC; Gladstone Law Group, P.A. et al , No. 4D17-305, the Florida Fourth DCA affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a wrongful death complaint ...

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