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State Argues Against Anonymity In Gun Case

Sep 26, 2018
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Pointing to a “strong presumption in favor of open judicial proceedings,” Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office is asking a federal appeals court to reject arguments that two 19-year-olds should be able to remain anonymous in a challenge to a new state gun law.

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A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for considering a dispute about whether two teens can remain anonymous in a challenge to a new Florida law that raised the minimum age to buy rifles and other long guns.

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In a case stemming from a child getting rushed to a hospital after a traffic accident, a federal appeals court Tuesday backed an air-ambulance firm in a dispute about whether the amount paid for helicopter services should be limited by Florida’s no-fault auto insurance law.

Rehearing Sought In Student Ultrasound Case

Oct 28, 2016
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Valencia College employees want a full federal appeals court to hear a case that focuses on whether students' constitutional rights were violated in a training program that included students performing ultrasound procedures on each other.

Court Reverses Ruling In Invasive Ultrasound Case At Valencia

Oct 6, 2016
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A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of three former Valencia College students who alleged their constitutional rights were violated in a training program that included students performing invasive ultrasound procedures on each other.

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the state of Florida cannot use potential budget problems to deny thousands of prison inmates kosher meals they request for religious reasons.

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As a national debate rages on gun rights and gun control, a federal appeals court is mulling a Florida law that restricts doctors from talking about gun ownership with patients.

‘Docs v. Glocks’ Law Faces Key Court Test

Jun 21, 2016
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Five years after Florida lawmakers passed what became known as the "docs v. glocks" law, a full federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday in a constitutional dispute that pits physicians against gun-rights advocates.

State Says Court Should Reject 'Docs V. Glocks' Challenge

May 18, 2016
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With a closely watched hearing little more than a month away, state attorneys have filed a final brief arguing that physicians have not shown they have legal standing to challenge Florida's controversial "docs vs. glocks" law.

Opponents Take Aim At 'Docs V. Glocks' Law

Apr 28, 2016
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Doctors and physician groups filed an 86-page brief this week asking a federal appeals court to reject a controversial Florida law that would restrict doctors from asking questions and recording information about patients' gun ownership.

Full Appeals Court To Consider 'Docs VS. Glocks'

Feb 4, 2016
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The full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will take up a challenge to a controversial 2011 Florida law that restricts doctors from asking questions and recording information about patients' gun ownership.

Opponents Again Target ‘Docs v. Glocks’ Law In Florida

Jan 6, 2016

Pointing 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 Again Upholds 'Docs vs. Glocks' Law

Dec 15, 2015
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Rejecting constitutional arguments, a federal appeals court Monday again upheld a controversial Florida law that restricts doctors from asking questions and recording information about patients' gun ownership.

State Seeks To Clear Way For Doctor-Patient Gun Law

Sep 3, 2015

Attorney General Pam Bondi's office argued this week that a potential challenge at the U.S. Supreme Court should not prevent the state from carrying out a law aimed at restricting doctors from asking questions about patients' gun ownership.

Tobacco Co. Wins Appeal In Smoker Death

Jul 16, 2015
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Rejecting arguments that a jury improperly reached a "compromise" verdict, a federal appeals court Wednesday cleared Philip Morris USA from potential damages in the smoking-related death of a Florida man.

A Jacksonville jury last year found the tobacco company was 5 percent liable in the death of Robert Reider but did not award damages to Reider's widow, Barbara.

In an appeal, Barbara Reider's attorneys argued that the jury had reached an "unlawful compromise" in the decision.

The state has spent more than $307,000 in legal costs to defend a law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests, the News Service of Florida reports. The 2011 law has been found unconstitutional by several courts, the most recent being the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta.

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A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt by Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration to reinstate a law that would require welfare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed last year's ruling by U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven that the law is an unconstitutional search and seizure. Scott's administration wanted the appeals court to overturn that ruling.

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 750 lawsuits filed against tobacco companies by a law firm representing Florida smokers and their families.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Wednesday with a lower court that the cases were improperly filed after the smoker had died. The cases are among thousands filed in Florida after the state Supreme Court in 2006 tossed out a massive $145 billion class action case against cigarette makers.

A federal appeals court has rejected a request to block a West Palm Beach ordinance banning amplified sounds outside health care facilities, the News Service of Florida reports. In 2013, anti-abortion activists filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the ordinance, which bars sounds from loudspeakers and the like from within 100 feet of any health-care facility's property lines, the News Service reports.