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Teachers Union Wants Re-Hearing In Evaluation Case

Teachers unions and individual educators have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider a decision upholding a controversial Florida law that tied teacher evaluations to student performance.

07/30/2015

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Appeals Court Backs Local Restrictions On Sex Offenders

An appeals court has largely rejected a challenge from a plumber who argued that he had lost a substantial amount of income because of a Palm Bay ordinance placing restrictions on registered sexual predators and sex offenders.

07/17/2015

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Appeals Court Tosses Key Workers Comp Ruling

A South Florida appeals court has overturned a circuit judge’s constitutional ruling that threatened a major underpinning of the state’s workers-compensation insurance system.

06/24/2015

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Court Upholds Penalty For Refusing Breath Test

An appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of a state law that allows criminal charges to be filed against suspected drunken drivers who refuse to take breath tests.

06/05/2015

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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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