Florida Supreme Court News

Parkland Parents Lose Bid to Hold District Liable for Not Warning of Student Danger

A Florida judge has ruled that a local school district had no responsibility to warn students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School of the danger posed by a former student who would later be accused of a mass …

Commentary: Florida Adoption of Federal Judgment Standard a Win for Insurers

The way liability claims are litigated in Florida will dramatically change, possibly shifting the balance of power in pre-trial negotiations closer to favoring defendants and their insurance companies after the Florida Supreme Court opted to adopt the federal summary judgment …

Florida School District Drops Request for Parkland Parents’ Social Media Posts

A Florida school district abruptly dropped its request Thursday that the families of students and staff slain in a 2018 high school massacre be required to turn over their social media posts from that period as it tries to defend …

Florida Supreme Court Caps High School Shooting Liability at $300K

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a school district can’t be forced to pay more than $300,000 total to the victims or their families in the Parkland high school massacre that left 17 people dead and another 17 wounded. …

Florida Workers’ Comp Rates Going Down, Again

The downward trend for Florida workers’ compensation rates is set to continue next year thanks to favorable loss experiences from policy years 2017 and 2018. The latest filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) proposes an average statewide …

Regulator Orders Further Decrease to Proposed Florida Workers’ Comp Rates

Florida businesses can expect an even greater decrease in workers’ compensation insurance next year, thanks to an order by the state regulator for a further decrease to the recent rate filing proposed by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). …

NCCI Proposes 5.4% Decrease in Florida Workers’ Comp Rates

Florida businesses will see another workers’ comp rate decrease next year if the latest filing by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is approved by Florida regulators. Carrier results continue to be favorable in the segment thanks to many …

Florida Supreme Court Dismisses Long-Awaited Case on AOB Policy Language

The Florida Supreme Court has reversed course and decided not to hear a controversial case regarding the validity of certain language around assignment of benefit agreements, instead ruling that a law passed by the Florida Legislature this session, and which …

How Daubert Standard Could Impact Florida Industry, Judicial Climate

The Florida Supreme Court has reversed a prior court’s decision to use a nearly 100-year-old standard on expert witness testimony and instead adopted stricter federal standards currently used by a majority of states. The court, which turned over in January …

Florida Supreme Court Rules Against Parkland Sheriff

The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year’s Parkland school shooting. Florida’s highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his …