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Appeals Court Upholds Smoker’s Jury Award

A South Florida appeals court has upheld a verdict that calls for Philip Morris USA to pay $5 million to a man who suffers coronary heart disease caused by smoking.

05/06/2015

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Court Rules No Warrant Needed For Cell Phone Location Records

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that investigators do not need a search warrant to obtain cellphone location records in criminal prosecutions.

05/05/2015

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Appeals Court Backs CSX In Conductor’s Death

In a case stemming from a conductor who suffered a fatal heart attack, a divided appeals court Monday sided with CSX Transportation in a dispute about the railroad’s duty to provide medical assistance.

05/04/2015

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Court To Hear Arguments In Teacher Evaluation Case

A federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in the battle on the constitutionality of a system which tied teacher evaluations to student performance in Florida.

03/28/2015

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Court: Don’t Blame High Heels For Slip & Fall

A state appeals court Friday overturned a circuit judge’s ruling that a woman was partially negligent in a slip-and-fall accident because she was wearing high-heeled shoes.

03/27/2015

On Monday, Michael Hernandez appeared before Judge John Schlesinger who set his new sentencing date for August 24, 25 and 26. Hernandez was convicted of killing his friend Jaime Gough in a bathroom at Southwood Middle School when both were 14 years old. (Source: CBS4)

Re-Sentencing Set For Miami Middle School Murderer

A judge has set a re-sentencing date for the boy convicted of killing his Miami middle school friend.

03/16/2015

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Appeals Court: Welfare Drug Tests Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court again rejected a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to submit to drug tests before they can receive benefits.

12/03/2014

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Court: Taxing Out-Of-State Flower Deliveries Fails Smell Test

An appeals court Wednesday ruled that it is unconstitutional for Florida to try to collect sales taxes from a Palm Beach County company that takes online orders for flowers delivered in other states or countries.

11/12/2014

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Court Keeps Medical Records Sealed In Boca Sex Abuse Case

In a strongly worded opinion, a South Florida appeals court has rejected a defendant’s request to unseal medical records of a teenage girl who was molested at a Boca Raton condominium building.

10/02/2014

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Police Cell Phone Search Ruled Illegal

TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – A search of a man’s cell phone that led to finding names of about two dozen other people and Social Security numbers was improper because police did not have a warrant. That […]

08/06/2014

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