Florida Supreme Court News

Florida High Court Set to Hear Constitutional Challenge to Workers’ Comp System

The Florida Supreme Court will hear yet another case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s workers’ comp system on April 16, 2016. The case, Daniel Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital, et al., has been making its way through the state courts …

Florida Supreme Court Approves Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a constitutional measure legalizing marijuana for medical purposes can be placed on the ballot for next November’s general election. The seven justices ruled Dec. 17 that the petition and summary satisfy the legal …

Florida High Court: Citizens Immune from First-Party Bad Faith Claims

In Citizens Property Ins. Corp. v. Perdido Sun Condominium Ass’n, Inc., 164 So.3d 663 (Fla. 2015), the Florida Supreme Court held that Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, a state-created entity that provided property insurance, was immune from liability for statutory first-party …

Florida Supreme Court Cancels Medical Marijuana Amendment Hearing

The Florida Supreme Court has canceled a Dec. 8 hearing it had scheduled to consider a measure to legalize medical marijuana. The court announced the decision on Friday. The move comes a few days after Attorney General Pam Bondi said …

Florida Supreme Court to Decide on Medical Marijuana Amendment

The Florida Supreme Court is going to hold a Dec. 8 hearing on a measure to legalize medical marijuana. The court on Wednesday ordered oral arguments on the proposed amendment. The high court must decide whether or not the amendment …

Florida Supreme Court Requests Rule Change for Lawyer Referrals

The Florida Supreme Court is asking the Florida Bar to prepare a rule that would ban lawyers from using for-profit client referral services that aren’t owned by lawyers. The court issued its order Sept. 24, citing problems with for-profit referral …

Florida High Court to Decide on $3.3 Million Award to Man Mistaken for Bank Robber

Rodolfo Valladares wore the wrong hat to the wrong Miami bank while trying to cash a $100 check in a case of mistaken identity that’s led to a court battle over $3.3 million. A bank teller mistook Valladares for a …

Florida Supreme Court Asked to Decide Constitutionality of Workers’ Comp

A legal challenge to the constitutionality of Florida workers’ compensation system that was thrown out by a state appeals court may be headed to the Florida Supreme Court. The plaintiffs in the case have asked the state’s high court to …

Florida High Court Removes Judge Over Misconduct in Progressive Injury Cases

A Broward County judge will be removed from the bench for misconduct committed eight years before she was elected to the post. The Florida Supreme Court ruled June 18 that Judge Laura Watson isn’t fit to serve as a judge …

Florida Supreme Court: UCF Athletic Association Entitled to Sovereign Immunity

A private corporation that runs the University of Central Florida’s athletic program won’t have to pay $10 million to the family of a football player who died during practice, the Florida Supreme Court ruled May 28. The court ruled the …