Opponents Again Target 'Docs V. Glocks' LawPointing to free-speech issues, physicians and medical groups this week asked a full federal appeals court to take up a challenge to a 2011 Florida law that restricts doctors from asking questions and recording information about patients' gun ownership.
Court Clears Way For Miami Lawsuits Against BanksA federal appeals court Tuesday said the city of Miami can pursue lawsuits alleging that three major banks violated the Fair Housing Act by targeting minorities for predatory loans.
Battle Continues Over Doctor-Patient Gun LawRaising concerns about First Amendment rights and public health, opponents of a controversial Florida law aimed at restricting doctors from asking questions about patients' gun ownership have asked a full federal appeals court to take up the issu
Court Backs Controversial Medical Malpractice ChangeA state appeals court Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change in Florida's medical-malpractice laws, ruling in part that some privacy rights are "waived" when people pursue malpractice lawsuits.
State Ends Appeal In Same-Sex Marriage Case Florida dismissed an appeal in a legal battle over same-sex marriage, three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have the right to marry.
Gay Marriage Another Win In Legal Career Fighting Status QuoBill Sheppard and his wife Betsy White spent seven hours on the road Saturday to watch their clients tie the knot at a small, poolside ceremony in the rural Panhandle community of Chipley.
State Gets Win In Tax Dispute With Seminole TribeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.
Scott, State Workers Still At Odds Over Drug TestingWith more than $650,000 in legal fees spent, Florida Governor Rick Scott will not stop pushing for required drug testing for state workers and welfare program applicants.
Court Throws Out Chiquita Terror Payment Claims A divided federal appeals court on Thursday threw out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war.
Appeals Court Backs State In Seminole Tax Dispute A federal court of appeals has rejected the Seminole Tribe of Florida's argument that they should be exempt from state taxes when fueling up on non-tribal lands.
Court Considers Police Use of Cell Phone DataA federal appeals court wrestled Friday with the authority of law enforcement to obtain and use records from cellphone towers.
Chiquita Asks Court To Toss Terror Payments Case Produce giant Chiquita Brands International has asked the U.S. court to drop lawsuits, against the company, filed by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed in a civil war.
Scott Heads Back To Court To Drug Test State WorkersRepublican Governor Rick Scott won’t give up just yet on his mission to impose random drug testing for thousands of state workers.
Controversial Kidney-Dialysis Law Upheld By Fla. CourtFlorida doctors will continue to be barred from referring kidney-dialysis patients to labs in which the doctors have financial stakes, the News Service of Florida reports a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.