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  • Florida First DCA rules that Sheriff’s no fraternization policy for corrections officers and inmates did not create “zone of risk” triggering Sheriff’s tort liability for alleged sexual harassment by corrections officer against former inmate living with officer while on probation

    On October 13, 2021, in Lee v. Harper, et al., No. 1D20-2772, the Florida First DCA affirmed a trial court dismissing a plaintiff’s claims for negligence and negligent supervision against the Sheriff of Madison County in his official capacity...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that county school board was not liable under zone of risk theory for injuries to child who was struck by motor vehicle while crossing street to school bus stop

    On September 29, 2021, in School Board of Palm Beach County v. Edwards, No. 4D20-1476, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed as trial court order which had denied the defendant Palm Beach County’s summary judgment motion in a negligence...

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  • Florida Third DCA rules that hotel which provided golf cart shuttle service to guests did not assume a duty to transport persons off property and was not liable for guest’s injuries from being struck as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle

    On July 29, 2020, in Luckman v. Wills, et al., No. 3D19-453, the Florida Third DCA affirmed a summary judgment entered by the trial court on behalf of the defendant in a wrongful death case ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA affirms dismissal of complaint against mental health treatment facility brought by family of victim killed in in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

    On May 27, 2020, in Pollack v. Cruz, et al. No. 4D19-1512, the Florida Fourth DCA ruled in a lawsuit arising out of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA affirms dismissal of negligence lawsuits brought by Pulse nightclub shooting victims against employer of shooter.

    On April 1, 2000, in Abad, et al, v. G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc., No. 4D18-2658, the Florida Fourth DCA affirmed a trial court’s dismissal ...

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