South Florida Appeals Court Upholds Remote Hearing Amid Coronavirus PandemicIn a legal test of remote court proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments that using Zoom technology in a probation-violation hearing would violate a defendant’s constitutional rights.
Court Rejects Dependency Pleas From Undocumented TeensIn the latest in a series of similar cases, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday rejected legal-dependency requests from teens who fled Guatemala and Honduras and entered the United States as undocumented immigrants.
Court Rejects Dependency Pleas From Immigrant TeensIn a pair of similar cases, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday turned down dependency requests by teens from El Salvador and Honduras who want to apply for permanent residency in the United States.
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.
Scott Signs Controversial Adoption BillGov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed 48 bills, including a measure sure to earn him some political heartburn.
Justices Ponder Definition Of Sexual IntercourseWhen the Florida Supreme Court hears arguments in a Monroe County case next week, it will consider what might seem a bizarre question: What is the definition of sexual intercourse?
Court Will Rehear Ex-FBI Agent's Murder CaseIn a few months, a Florida appeals court will reconsider a decision to toss the murder conviction and prison sentence for a former FBI agent in a mob-style murder linked to Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
Court: Tribe Not Liable For Wrongful Death JudgmentA South Florida Indian tribe cannot be held liable for a wrongful death judgement from a 1998 deadly car crash.
Court OKs Class Action In Citrus Canker CaseA South Florida appeals court Wednesday cleared the way for a class-action lawsuit stemming from the state's destruction of more than 247,000 citrus trees in Miami-Dade County.
Drug Law Case On Fast Track In Fla. Supreme CourtCharges against hundreds, if not thousands of drug offenders may be dropped thanks to a possible decision by the Florida Supreme Court.