On Appeal

Who Gets to Keep Court Registry Fee? Miccosukee Tribe Does in This Case

By Noreen Marcus |

A state appeals court rules the tribe should get back its $72,000 fee spent successfully appealing a $4 million judgment.

4th DCA

4th DCA Tackles Stand Your Ground, Once Again

By Noreen Marcus |

Attorney Bruce Zimet, a stand your ground expert, said courts struggle with stand your ground because of the drafting of the law. "What in the world is 'unlawful activity'? It's not defined," Zimet said.

Judicial Fundraising Case Recalls Florida's Corrupt Past

By Noreen Marcus |

Former reporter Martin Dyckman, whose book is a key part of the judicial fundraising case, said, "Anything we can do to put some kind of fire wall between the judge and the hustling of money is not only right but necessary."

Parents Pursue Suits Against Lawyers to Fund Son's Defense

By Noreen Marcus |

Third DCA Judge Edwin A. Scales III said the parents of a convicted killer wanted to pursue the malpractice suit as quickly as possible to fund their son's defense in the criminal case.

Chief Justice Ricky Polston at Bar luncheon

Wrongful Death Case Was Nonstarter, Florida Supreme Court Rules

By Noreen Marcus |

Justice Ricky Polston said Zenith Insurance was not liable for a $9.5 million verdict "given the mutually exclusive nature of workers' compensation and employer liability coverages."