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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that in the absence of a physical injury, case alleging plaintiffs’ mental anguish caused by police officers’ negligent handling of a dead body was barred because the defendant police department was immune from liability forwillful or wanton conduct of its employees

    On April 7, 2021, in Sharkey, et al. v. Hallandale Beach Police Department, et al, No. 4D20-1602, the Florida Fourth DCA affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of an action for mental anguish based on allegedly negligent handling...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA finds that that “impact rule” barred parents’ recovery of damages for emotional distress arising from funeral home’s allegedly negligent loss of infant’s cremated ashes
    Florida Fourth DCA finds that that “impact rule” barred parents’ recovery of damages for emotional distress arising from funeral home’s allegedly negligent loss of infant’s cremated ashes

    On March 11, 2020, in Williams v. Boyd-Panciere Family Funeral Care, Inc., No. 4D19-473, the Florida Fourth DCA affirmed a summary judgment for the defendant ...

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