Florida Supreme Court News

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down State Cap on Temporary Disability Benefits

The Florida Supreme Court has delivered another blow to Florida’s workers’ compensation system with a ruling today that the state’s statutory 104-week cap on temporary disability benefits is unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 in favor of the of …

Updated: Florida Supreme Court Declines Jurisdiction in Challenge to Workers’ Comp System

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that it does not have jurisdiction in a case brought by an injured nurse that challenged the constitutionality of the entire Florida Workers’ Compensation system. In the case of Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital, the …

Florida High Court Rules Artist Can Sue UPS Over Lost Paintings

The Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that an artist can sue UPS in state court over two paintings removed from their shipping tube while in transit and sold by the company UPS contracts to handle its lost-and-found operation. The …

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 …