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Florida Adopts Federal Summary Judgment Standard

April 28, 2021
Effective May 1, 2021, Florida state courts will apply a new summary judgment standard that breaks with Florida’s historically restrictive reading of the summary judgment rule. On April 29, 2021,[...]

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Finds That Websites Are Not Places of Public Accommodation

April 28, 2021
In a long anticipated ruling, a split panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a 2017 judgment that Winn-Dixie Stores’ website violated a visually impaired Florida customer’s rights[...]

You Just Can’t Win in PIP: The Challenges of the Limiting Charge Issue

April 21, 2021 | Michael A. Rosenberg
On March 16, 2021, the Third District Court of Appeal, in Priority Medical Center, LLC v. Allstate Insurance Company, No. 3D20-291 (Fla. 3d DCA), entertained oral argument on an issue[...]

New Legislative Protections for Florida Health Care Providers — COVID-19-Related Claims

April 13, 2021
On March 29, 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that creates a one-year statute of limitations and protects health care providers from liability for unfounded COVID-19-related[...]

CSK Recent Workers’ Compensation Successful Appeal / Complete Defense Verdict

April 12, 2021
Therese Savona, Gina Jacobs, and Neil Ambekar of CSK’s Orlando office obtained a favorable reversal of the Judge of Compensation Claims’ finding that the statute of limitations tolled. The case[...]

Florida Governor DeSantis expected to sign law to protect businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits

March 31, 2021
The Florida House of Representative has sent Governor Ron DeSantis a bill that would shield Florida businesses from lawsuits claiming COVID-19 injuries or damages. Based on a legislative finding that[...]

CSK obtains a drain line/slab leak defense verdict in its sixth live jury trial in 2021

March 23, 2021
CSK partners, Aram Megerian and Paydon Broeder, recently completed CSK's sixth post-COVID live jury trial in Florida. In this case, Aram and Paydon of CSK’s Tampa office obtained a complete[...]

PIP Demand Letters Matter: Substantial Compliance is a Thing of the Past

February 26, 2021
Challenging the sufficiency of pre-suit demand letters based on the specificity requirements of section 627.736(10), Florida Statutes has proven (in the past) to be difficult due to a range of[...]

CSK successfully defends in one of the first post-COVID jury trials in Florida.

February 12, 2021
CSK Orlando Partners, Ryan S. Sawyer and Scott Shelton obtained a favorable trial result after a four-day in-person jury trial in this premises liability case. This trial was one of[...]

CSK Prevails in Certiorari Review of Order Compelling Financial Worth Discovery in Employment Discrimination Action

February 11, 2021
CSK recently obtained an Opinion quashing a trial court order that compelled an employer to produce financial worth discovery in an employment discrimination case under the Florida Civil Rights Act[...]

Florida Supreme Court Rules That Extra-contractual, Consequential Damages Are Not Recoverable In A First-party Breach of Contract Action

January 21, 2021
On January 21, 2021, in the case of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation v. Manor House, LLC, et al., SC19-1394 (Fla. 2021), the Florida Supreme Court held that extra-contractual, consequential damages[...]

“The code is more what you'd call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules.” – Barbossa, Pirates of the Caribbean

October 19, 2020 | Michael A. Rosenberg
Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.250(a)(1) enumerates the time standards of a civil matter from the filing of a complaint to final disposition. Specifically, the Florida Supreme Court suggests that[...]
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