Tag: 4th District Court of Appeal

Staff ReportsSeptember 6, 2018
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The Restoration Association of Florida on Thursday decried an appellate court ruling allowing insurance companies to require co-insured parties and banks holding mortgages to sign off on assignment of benefits agreements. The association “is deeply disappointed by Wednesday’s decision by the 4th District Court of Appeals, which will further hinder and delay a homeowner’s ability to […]

Michael MolineSeptember 6, 2018
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A state appeals court has upheld insurance policy language barring policyholders from signing assignment of benefits agreements without the approval of co-insureds, including financial institutions holding mortgages on the property. The ruling Wednesday, written by Judge Alan Forst for a unanimous three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal, contradicts a finding by the 5th District reached […]

Jim RosicaJune 8, 2017
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In a 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday agreed with a lower court and said limiting certain damages in personal-injury medical malpractice lawsuits is unconstitutional. The ruling split along the usual lines, with the progressive-leaning justices concurring, and the conservatives—now including new Justice C. Alan Lawson—in dissent. The Legislature established $500,000 limits, or caps, […]

Jim RosicaMarch 8, 2017
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A lawyer for the widow of a Florida man “addict(ed) to cigarettes” asked the state Supreme Court Monday to reinstate her $30 million jury award for punitive damages. Tallahassee attorney John S. Mills, who represents Joan Schoeff, told the court the conduct of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.(RJR)—in selling a product they knew was killing 500,000 people a year—stopped just short […]


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