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  • Florida Supreme Court resolves DCA split, rules that proposals for settlement need not comply with email service requirements of Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.516
    Florida Supreme Court resolves DCA split, rules that proposals for settlement need not comply with email service requirements of Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 2.516

    On January 4, 2019, in Wheaton v. Wheaton , No. SC17-716, the Florida Supreme Court resolved a split between the Florida Third DCA and several other Florida DCAs, concluding that proposals for ...

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  • Florida First DCA rules that corporate shield doctrine bars personal jurisdiction over nonresident corporate officer named as defendant with corporate employer in wrongful death case
    Florida First DCA rules that corporate shield doctrine bars personal jurisdiction over nonresident corporate officer named as defendant with corporate employer in wrongful death case

    On December 28, 2018, in LaFreniere v. Craig-Myers, No. 1D18-1918, the Florida First DCA reversed a trial court’s denial of a defendant’s motion to dismiss in a wrongful death case for lack of ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court resolves DCA conflict, rules that PIP insurer must apply PIP deductible before reduction based on statutory schedule of maximum charges
    Florida Supreme Court resolves DCA conflict, rules that PIP insurer must apply PIP deductible before reduction based on statutory schedule of maximum charges

    On December 28, 2018, in Progressive Select Insurance Company v. Florida Hospital Medical Center , No. SC18-278, the Florida Supreme Court resolved a conflict between the Fourth and Fifth DCAs, ...

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  • Florida 5th DCA reverses $6 million verdict for plaintiff in motor vehicle negligence case
    Florida 5th DCA reverses $6 million verdict for plaintiff in motor vehicle negligence case

    On November 30, 2018, in Araj v. Renfro, No. 5D17-130, the Florida Fifth DCA reversed a $5 million verdict for the plaintiff in a motor vehicle negligence case, remanding the case for a new trial ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that 2011 law made 2006 legislative elimination of joint and several and several liability generally retroactive
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that 2011 law made 2006 legislative elimination of joint and several and several liability generally retroactive

    On November 28, 2018, in Brown & Brown v. Gelsomino et al, No. 4D17-3737, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a trial court’s ruling applying joint and several liability to defendants found liable in 2014 ...

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