Voting-rights groups want a full federal appeals court to take up a fight about whether a 2021 Florida elections law made changes that discriminated against Black voters. Attorneys for the Florida NAACP and Florida Rising Together filed a 41-page petition last week asking the full…Read More Court Urged To Hear Florida Elections Law Fight
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Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Judge Meredith Sasso To Florida Supreme Court
Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Judge Meredith Sasso to the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday. Judge Sasso is currently the Chief Judge at the Florida Sixth District Court of Appeal, located in Lakeland. She is the fourth woman and, as a Cuban-American, the fourth Hispanic justice…Read More Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Judge Meredith Sasso To Florida Supreme Court
Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Florida International University COVID-19 Shutdown
After a series of similar rulings, an appeals court has rejected a potential class-action lawsuit that students filed against Florida International University because of a campus shutdown early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Named plaintiffs Rebecca Alexandre and Sarah Fagundez alleged a breach of contract because…Read More Court Rejects Lawsuit Over Florida International University COVID-19 Shutdown
Lawsuit Targets Florida School District’s Book Removal
A free-speech organization, a major book publisher, authors, and parents of schoolchildren filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that a Florida school district violated the First Amendment by removing or restricting access to more than 150 library books. The lawsuit, filed in Pensacola, argued that…Read More Lawsuit Targets Florida School District’s Book Removal
Florida Gov. DeSantis Gets Windshield Lawsuit Crackdown
The Legislature on Tuesday formally sent a bill to Gov. Ron DeSantis that seeks to curb lawsuits over insurance claims for windshield damage. Lawmakers passed the bill (SB 1002) during the legislative session that ended May 5 after lobbying from the auto insurance industry. The…Read More Florida Gov. DeSantis Gets Windshield Lawsuit Crackdown
Judge Agrees With Florida AG Moody, Keeps Block Of Biden Admin Immigration Policy In Place
A federal judge late Monday refused to put on hold a ruling that blocked a new Biden administration immigration policy challenged by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody. Pensacola-based U.S. District Judge T. Kent Wetherell denied a motion by U.S. Department of Justice attorneys for a…Read More Judge Agrees With Florida AG Moody, Keeps Block Of Biden Admin Immigration Policy In Place
Charges Dropped Against Former Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Andrew Gillum
Less than two weeks after a mistrial, federal prosecutors on Monday filed a motion to dismiss conspiracy and fraud charges against former Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum. The move to drop the charges against Gillum, a former Tallahassee mayor, comes after jurors on May 4…Read More Charges Dropped Against Former Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Andrew Gillum
Judge Urged To Clear Way For Florida Migrant Flights Case
Plaintiffs last week fired back after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration argued that a federal judge should dismiss a potential class-action lawsuit filed after Florida flew 49 migrants from Texas to Massachusetts in September. Attorneys for three migrants from Venezuela and the non-profit group Alianza…Read More Judge Urged To Clear Way For Florida Migrant Flights Case
Florida McDonald’s Found Liable For Hot Chicken McNugget That Burned Girl
A jury in Florida says McDonald’s and a franchise holder are at fault after a hot Chicken McNugget from a Happy Meal fell on a little girl’s leg and caused second-degree burns. Thursday’s decision was split, with jurors finding the franchise holder liable for negligence…Read More Florida McDonald’s Found Liable For Hot Chicken McNugget That Burned Girl
Court Rejects Defamation Case Against Florida Doctor
A Florida appeals court Friday rejected a defamation lawsuit filed by a patient against a physician, saying it involved allegations of medical malpractice — not defamation. A three-judge panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal overturned a circuit judge’s ruling in the lawsuit filed…Read More Court Rejects Defamation Case Against Florida Doctor