Bingham v. Thomas

Bingham v. Thomas, 2011 WL 3862101 (11th Cir. Sept. 2, 2011): A prisoner’s claim that he was denied aspirin was properly dismissed as frivolous, where there was no allegation of a medical condition or injury that resulted from being denied the aspirin. Also proper was the dismissal of the prisoner’s claim that he was denied […]

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Russell v. Camita Parden Beddow

Russell v. Camita Parden Beddow, 2011 WL 3558154 (Fla. 1st DCA Aug. 15, 2011) In a rear-end accident, Defendant claimed the lead driver was comparatively negligent in failing to wear his seatbelt. The Judge let the issue go to the jury for decision. But the DCA held the Trial Judge erred in denying Plaintiff’s Motion […]

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Florida Dept. of Children and Families v. Shapiro

Florida Dept. of Children and Families v. Shapiro, 2011 WL 3111349 (Fla. 4th DCA, July 27, 2011) The Fourth DCA held it was error for the Trial Judge to deny the Employer’s Motion for Directed Verdict, on an ex-employee’s claims that she was subjected to a hostile work environment because of her race and religion, […]

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Fils v. City of Aventura

Fils v. City of Aventura, 2011 WL 3241618 (11th Cir. July 28, 2011) Plaintiffs were a male, who was tased during tense incident outside of club prior to his arrest for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without force and a female, who was knocked unconscious during incident. The plaintiffs filed a complaint against local police […]

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Civil rights plaintiff sued law enforcement officers.

Youmans v. T.A. Gagnon, in his official and individual capacity, 2010 WL 4608409 (11th Cir.): Civil rights plaintiff sued law enforcement officers, claiming they were deliberately indifferent to serious medical needs of pretrial detainee. Law enforcement officers asserted defense of qualified immunity. The 11th Circuit held that defendants were entitled to defense of qualified immunity. […]

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Kuvin v. City of Coral Gables

Kuvin v. City of Coral Gables, 2010 WL 3324931 (Fla. 3d DCA 2010) The court held that ordinances which prohibit parking of trucks in residential areas and parking of RV’s, trucks and trailers on streets or other public places in the City between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. are constitutional on their face. The DCA […]

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Gates v. Gadsden County School Board

Gates v. Gadsden County School Board, 2010 WL 3238317 A former school teacher was serving as a school volunteer after her resignation. S he alleged that the School Board violated the Anti-Retaliation provisions of Title VII by barring her from working as a volunteer, in retaliation for her filing an earlier Title VII action against […]

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State Farm Florida Ins. Co. v. Cramer

State Farm Florida Ins. Co. v. Cramer, (July 2010). The issue was related to the discovery of the insurer’s claims and litigation files by their own insured, in a first party action for benefits. The 4th DCA found the Trial Judge erred when he denied the carrier’s Motion for Protective Order and found the carrier […]

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