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Lessons in Social Media from the Third DCA

By March 3, 2014

By Steve Silverman Last week, the Third DCA’s opinion in Gulliver Schools, Inc. v. Snay served as a lesson to the Facebook generation to once again think before posting.  The former Gulliver headmaster sued the school for wrongful termination and the parties reached a settlement whereby Snay was to receive $10,000 …

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Associates’ Corner: In the Third District A Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice Does Not Automatically Make the Defendant a Prevailing Party—The Outlier

By March 28, 2013

By Jeffrey M. Berman Recently, I dealt with an interesting issue regarding a defendant’s request for prevailing party costs under Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.420 following a voluntary dismissal without prejudice.  The issue was whether the plaintiff’s voluntary dismissal without prejudice operated as an adjudication on the merits such that …

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Third DCA Watch

By October 26, 2012

This week, Michael S. Perse comments on the Third District Court of Appeals decision in Blue Star Palms, LLC v. LED Trust, LLC. The 3rd DCA granted Blue Star Palms and Blue Star Briar, LLC’s writ of certiorari, quashing Judge Langer’s order denying a motion to dissolve a writ of …

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