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  • Florida Third DCA rules that sovereign immunity shielded county from liability for discretionary decisions made concerning allocation of resources to provide security for park partygoers
    Florida Third DCA rules that sovereign immunity shielded county from liability for discretionary decisions made concerning allocation of resources to provide security for park partygoers

    On April 25, 2018, in Sanchez v. Miami-Dade County , No. 3D16-959, the Florida Third DCA ruled that the defendant county had sovereign immunity under Fla. Stat. section 768.28(9) which barred the ...

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  • Florida First DCA dismisses interlocutory appeal of trial court order denying defendant's summary judgment motion based on sovereign immunity
    Florida First DCA dismisses interlocutory appeal of trial court order denying defendant's summary judgment motion based on sovereign immunity

    On February 23, 2018, in Florida Highway Patrol v. Jackson , No, 1D16-3940, dismissed the interlocutory appeal of a trial court order denying the defendant FHP’s summary judgment motion based on ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that limitation on attorney's fees in Claims Bill was an unconstitutional impairment of contract
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that limitation on attorney's fees in Claims Bill was an unconstitutional impairment of contract

    On June 21, 2017, in Grossman Roth P.A. v. Mellon , No. 4D14-1766, the Florida Fourth DCA struck down a portion of a final judgment by a trial court setting attorney’s fees in a declaratory judgment ...

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  • Second District Court of Appeal reverses trial court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint against City of Tampa for alleged failure to comply with sovereign entity pre-suit notice requirement
    Second District Court of Appeal reverses trial court's dismissal of plaintiff's complaint against City of Tampa for alleged failure to comply with sovereign entity pre-suit notice requirement

    On February 1, 2017, in Wilson v. City of Tampa , No, 2D15-3953, the 2nd DCA reversed a trial court's dismissal of the plaintiff's negligence complaint against City of Tampa because of the plaintiff's ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court rules that limitation on attorney's fees in Claims Bill was an unconstitutional impairment of contract
    Florida Supreme Court rules that limitation on attorney's fees in Claims Bill was an unconstitutional impairment of contract

    On January 31, 2017, in Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart & Shipley v, State of Florida , No. SC15-1747, the Florida Supreme Court struck down the portion of a legislative Claims Bill that had sought ...

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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rules that County cannot unilaterally settle wrongful death claim that exposes excess insurance carrier to liability
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals rules that County cannot unilaterally settle wrongful death claim that exposes excess insurance carrier to liability

    On February 3, 2017, in Hillsborough County v. Star Insurance Company , No. 15-13701, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Hillsborough County could not unilaterally settle a wrongful death ...

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