By Scott Kalish On Thursday the Court will hear oral argument in McDade vs. State, SC13-1248 on evidentiary issues that arose from Mr. McDade’s trial and subsequent conviction for sexual battery of his step-daughter. Mr. McDade appealed, arguing that the
Timely Justice Act Among Issues to be Heard at February Supreme Court Oral Arguments
By Jacek Stramski February’s oral arguments will see at least one very high profile case heard by justices. On Tuesday, February 4, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Abdool v. Bondi (SC13-1123), which is a challenge to the Timely
Florida Supreme Court Considers Whether Pregnancy Discrimination is Prohibited as a Form of Sex Discrimination Under State Law
By Ashtin Henninger UPDATE: The Court has issued its opinion in this case. It is discussed here. In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), argued on November 7, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments about whether the Florida
Must a Trial Court Consider the Legality of a Contract Before Enforcing an Arbitration Award Issued Under that Contract?
By Ashtin Henninger In Visiting Nurse Association of Florida, INC. vs. Jupiter Medical Center (SC11-2468), argued in October, the Florida Supreme Court was presented the issue of whether a trial court must consider the illegality of an underlying contract before
Florida Supreme Court to Rule on the Constitutionality of Law Enforcement’s Use of Cell Data to Track Suspects
By Scott Kalish In Tracey v. State of Florida (SC11-2254), argued last Monday, the Supreme Court was presented with the issue of whether the 4th amendment prohibits the government from using an individual’s cellphone data given by their service provider
Florida Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Life Long Term of Years Sentences for Juvenile Non-homicide Offenders
By Scott Kalish In Gridine v. State of Florida (SC12-1223) and Henry v. State of Florida (SC12-578), argued on Monday, the court was presented with the issue of whether the 8th amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits a juvenile
Interpreting Ownership and the Right of Control Under the Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine
By Herron Bond Today the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments in Bowen v. Christensen (SC12-2078), about whether, as a matter of law, a holder of legal title who has not transferred his or her interest in a vehicle by sale
September’s Packed Oral Argument Schedule at the Florida Supreme Court
This week has one of the busiest oral argument schedules for the Florida Supreme Court this year, with the Court hearing several cases that are likely to set important precedents in various areas of law. Here are some selected cases.
Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance Fee Schedules: Statutory or Contractual?
By George Lott In the case of Geico General Insurance Co. v. Virtual Imaging Services, Inc., the Court was presented with the issue of whether Geico General Insurance Co. must give notice that it will use a fee schedule method
Retirement and Cigarettes – Back to Work After Labor Day
After what one can only imagine was a Labor Day weekend filled with fun, sun, and insane games of beer pong, the Florida Supreme Court has come roaring back from its summer break. Up on the oral arguments calendar for