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  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirms denial  of defendant correctional officer’s motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity in excessive force civil rights lawsuit
    Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirms denial of defendant correctional officer’s motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity in excessive force civil rights lawsuit

    On May 9, 2019, in Piazza v. Hunter, et al ., No. 18-10487, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s denial of the defendant correctional officer’s motion to dismiss on ...

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  • Florida Second DCA reverses trial court ruling that plaintiff was covered under her sister’s Uninsured Motorist policy; because rental car was not a “covered auto,” plaintiff was not an “insured person” entitled to coverage under the policy
    Florida Second DCA reverses trial court ruling that plaintiff was covered under her sister’s Uninsured Motorist policy; because rental car was not a “covered auto,” plaintiff was not an “insured person” entitled to coverage under the policy

    On May 15, 2019, in Progressive American Insurance Company v. Pawelczyk , No. 2D18-1651, the Florida Second DCA reversed a trial court’s ruling that the plaintiff in a declaratory judgment action was ...

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  • Florida First DCA affirms denial of plaintiff’s motion to add punitive damages claim against defendant corporation; emergency room supervisor was not a “manager” under F.S. § 768.72(3) whose conduct could expose the defendant corporation to liability for p
    Florida First DCA affirms denial of plaintiff’s motion to add punitive damages claim against defendant corporation; emergency room supervisor was not a “manager” under F.S. § 768.72(3) whose conduct could expose the defendant corporation to liability for p

    On May 16, 2019, in Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare v. Dukes , No. 1D18-2426, the Florida First DCA affirmed the trial court’s denial of a plaintiff’s motion to add punitive damages claim against the ...

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  • 6 Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season
    6 Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season

    Hurricane season is upon us and it is important to be prepared in order to protect yourself and your family from these potentially destructive and dangerous storms. Here are some crucial tips that ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA rules that trial court erred in ordering non-party resident of Colorado to appear for deposition in Florida as a designated corporate representative of corporate plaintiff
    Florida Fifth DCA rules that trial court erred in ordering non-party resident of Colorado to appear for deposition in Florida as a designated corporate representative of corporate plaintiff

    On May 10, 2019, in U.S. Bank National Association v. Williamson , Np. 5D18-3992, the Florida Fifth DCA granted the petition of the plaintiff bank in a foreclosure action to quash a trial court order ...

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  • Florida Second DCA rules that trial court erred in dismissing plaintiff’s complaint for failure to file motion to substitute parties within statutorily mandated 90-day period
    Florida Second DCA rules that trial court erred in dismissing plaintiff’s complaint for failure to file motion to substitute parties within statutorily mandated 90-day period

    On May 8, 2019, in Sammons v. Greenfield , et al., No. 2D17-755, the Florida Second DCA withdraw it previous opinion and issued a new opinion in a medical negligence lawsuit, reversing the trial ...

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