House Bill 837 was recently enacted into law and makes substantial changes to Florida's tort laws. This blog posts highlights some of the significant changes and whether they apply to cases filed before the law was enacted.
Third DCA Issues Opinion Regarding Independent Tort Doctrine and Punitive Damages
December 2, 2022at5:00 AM
In Abad v. Lacalamita, Case No. 3D22-629 (Fla. 3d DCA Nov. 23, 2022), the Third District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s order allowing a plaintiff to amend its complaint to add punitive damages based on the independent tort rule. A tenant filed ...
Second DCA Issues Opinions Rejecting Orders Granting Temporary Injunctions
December 5, 2022at5:00 AM
A Florida appellate court issued two opinions this past week rejecting temporary injunctions granted at the trial court level. See Gulf Coast Commercial, LLC d/b/a Hybridge v. KOS Corp., et al., No. 2D22-464 (Fla. 2d DCA Nov. 30, 2022); Marlette v. Carull...