What happens to the record if the court reporter dies? (Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions, June 20-July 1, 2016)

Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected recent opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of June 20-July 1, 2016.  Click here to learn more about Scott Edwards’ appellate law […]

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Florida Supreme Court Declares Worker’s Compensation Attorney Fee Caps Unconstitutional

In the long-awaited opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door Co. (Fla. Apr. 28, 2016), the Florida Supreme Court held in a 5-2 decision that Florida’s Worker’s Compensation Statutes, which set a mandatory fee schedule for claimants’ attorneys, are facially unconstitutional. Most recently amended in 2009, Florida’s Worker’s Compensation statutes mandate a sliding scale for fee awards to […]

Sheriff Not Liable For Damages Due to Failure to Corral Horse (Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions (February 1-5, 2016)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of February 1-5, 2016.  Click here to learn more about […]

Litigating Away in Margaritaville: Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions, December 21-31, 2015

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of December 21-31, 2015.  Click here to learn more about Scott […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: Daubert’s Not Dead Yet… (Dec. 7-18, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of December 7-18, 2015.  Click here to learn more about Scott […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: Banks are not liable for customer suicides, a personal injury case dismissed for a plaintiff’s false testimony, and insurance attorney fee issues (Week of November 16-20, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of November 16-20, 2015. Click here to learn more about Scott Edwards’ […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: Discovery Sanctions, Tobacco Litigation, Subsequent Accidents, and Ambiguous Orders (Week of November 2-6, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of November 2-6, 2015. Click here to learn more […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: Landmark Supreme Court Ruling on the Collateral Source Rule (Week of October 12-16)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of October 12-16, 2015. Click here to learn […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: Discovery Orders, Joinder of Insurance Companies, and More (Week of October 5-9, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of October 5-9, 2015. In Camera Review For […]

Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions: Chinese Drywall and More (Week of September 21-25, 2015)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of September 21-25, 2015. Insurance Coverage & Chinese Drywall Peek […]