Court Considers Self-Defense In Teen's DeathAn appeals court heard arguments Tuesday about whether Michael Dunn was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot teenager in the parking lot of a Jacksonville convenience store.
Appeals Court To Take Up Abortion Waiting PeriodA state appeals court will hear arguments next month in a dispute about a law approved last year that would require women to wait 24 hours before having abortions.
Appeals Court Rejects Execution Stay For MurdererA federal appeals court has rejected a stay of execution for convicted murderer who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison.
Appeals Court Disqualifies Cruise Execs From Port DisputeFor the second time in three months, a state appeals court has ruled that two cruise-line executives should be disqualified from helping decide whether to reduce harbor-pilot payment rates at PortMiami.
State's Involuntary Commitment Law Ruled UnconstitutionalA federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida law dealing with the involuntary commitment of people with intellectual disabilities violates constitutional due-process rights.
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.