James Hoefling is suing the city of Miami after his sailboat that he lived on was junked by Miami in an "ugly boat" cleanup program.
Under the backdrop of the U.S. Supreme Court voiding Florida's capital sentencing scheme, the Florida Supreme Court hears a critical case concerning death penalty sentencing.
Second DCA Judge Chris Altenbernd encouraged trial judges to monitor the impacts on foreclosed homeowners and renters caused by buyers of foreclosed properties participating in a bank foreclosure action.
With a federal appellate court victory under their belt, Big Tobacco attorneys marched into a Florida state court and tried to leverage their winning argument. But their argument was a nonstarter with the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
A federal appeals court rules bankruptcy trustee Kenneth Welt went too far when he moved a state assignment for the benefit of creditors to bankruptcy court.
U.S. Circuit Judge Robin Rosenbaum ruled the defendants abandoned their cell phone and therefore had no standing to challenge the phone's seizure.
The gun-rights group Florida Carry is busy suing to get weapons on public university campuses, an appellate courts are reviewing cases.
A judge found that three Tampa lawyers conspired with a paralegal to arrange the arrest of their adversary in a high-profile defamation trial.
Judge Richard Suarez said the former owner of Monty's Raw Bar lacks standing to sue Miami over a redevelopment plan, and even if he did have standing, he waived it by participating in the selection process.
Tallahassee lawyer Floyd Self, who grew up in Coral Gables, fears a large solar facility unregulated in the middle of residential housing.
Plaintiffs attorneys argue cities such as Hollywood have improperly ceded to a private contractor a city's power to decide whether any given caught-on-camera driver ran a red light.
Criminal defense attorney Richard Houlihan said it is likely the Florida Supreme Court will take an interest in whether confusion over Stand Your Ground jury instructions creates reversible error.
Workers' compensation attorneys are linking a bad faith case decided in favor of Citizens Property Insurance and state law on attorney fees in workers' comp case.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reached back to an Abraham Lincoln-era edict when it denied a former bank loan officer the right to sue his ex-employer under Florida law.
4th DCA Judge Alan Forst wrote that introducing an embezzlement charge from a previous case "may not have been the featured event in the trial, but it played a prominent role and thus its prejudicial impact cannot be deemed to be 'harmless.' "
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled a bankruptcy judge can award fees spent to sustain the judge's dismissal order at the appellate level and the judge has the discretion to award fees and costs incurred to prosecute bad faith claims for damages.
A federal appeals judge finds no wriggle room to consider an inmate's request after a temporary injunction expired.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal in Holt v. Calchas' is a wake-up call for servicers to improve their policies and procedures, and pay attention to their corporate witnesses.
The Third District Court of Appeal orders attorney Kelsay Patterson to pay new sanctions "for advancing a frivolous appeal" in a case against Homestead city government.
3rd DCA Judge Frank Shepherd implied precedent compelled him to favor a negligent lawyer over an attorney who made questionable moves “for reasons known only to him.”
As the population ages and funding declines for publicly supported legal services, more and more people are finding themselves in Ursula Silveira's shoes, a non-lawyer trying to provide legal representation to her ill sister.
A state appeals court rules the tribe should get back its $72,000 fee spent successfully appealing a $4 million judgment.
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.
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."