Appeals Court

Teachers Union Wants Re-Hearing In Evaluation CaseTeachers 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.
Appeals Court Backs Local Restrictions On Sex OffendersAn 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.
Appeals Court Tosses Key Workers Comp RulingA 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.
Court Upholds Penalty For Refusing Breath TestAn 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.
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.
Court Rules No Warrant Needed For Cell Phone Location RecordsThe 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.
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.
Court To Hear Arguments In Teacher Evaluation CaseA 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.
Court: Don't Blame High Heels For Slip & FallA 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.
Re-Sentencing Set For Miami Middle School MurdererA judge has set a re-sentencing date for the boy convicted of killing his Miami middle school friend.
Appeals Court: Welfare Drug Tests UnconstitutionalA federal appeals court again rejected a Florida law requiring welfare applicants to submit to drug tests before they can receive benefits.
Court: Taxing Out-Of-State Flower Deliveries Fails Smell TestAn 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.