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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that monetary caps on sovereign immunity waiver applied aggregately to all victims in shooting spree by estranged father previously under DCF investigation, certifies issue to Florida Supreme Court
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that monetary caps on sovereign immunity waiver applied aggregately to all victims in shooting spree by estranged father previously under DCF investigation, certifies issue to Florida Supreme Court

    On October 10, 2018, in State of Florida v. Barnett , No. 4D17-2840, the Florida Fourth DCA decided as a matter of first impression an issue involving the interpretation of section 768.28, Florida ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court's denial of defendant's summary judgment motion on fraud claims was not the
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that trial court's denial of defendant's summary judgment motion on fraud claims was not the "functional equivalent" of a determination that there was a reasonable evidentiary basis for punitive damages

    On January 2, 2019, in KIS Group et al v. Moquin , No. 4D18-1435, the Florida Fourth DCA quashed a trial court’s order granting a plaintiff’s motion to amend his complaint to assert a claim for ...

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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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