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Deseret News
Smithfield man charged with murdering his fatherthen stabbing him multiple times was charged Monday with murder. Shane Alan Ha
Smithfield man charged with murdering his father
Deseret News / Posted 22 hours ago
then stabbing him multiple times was charged Monday with murder. Shane Alan Hallstrom, 25, of Smithfield, was charged in 1st District Court with the first-degree felony in connection with the death of Calvin Leon Hallstrom, 58. On Thursday,... Read more
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Business Insurance
Rulings issued in two high profile workers comp casesviolates due process under state and federal law. Calling the workers comp sys
Rulings issued in two high profile workers comp cases
Business Insurance / Posted 5 days ago
violates due process under state and federal law. Calling the workers comp system an adequate exclusive remedy, Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal's March ruling in the Stahl case upheld the validity of the state's workers comp act —... Read more
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Business Insurance
Attorney fee ruling in workers comp case raises questionspondering how to fairly compensate attorneys without inviting additional litiga
Attorney fee ruling in workers comp case raises questions
Business Insurance / Posted 5 days ago
pondering how to fairly compensate attorneys without inviting additional litigation and increasing claim costs. Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee ruled last week in Martha Miles v. City of Edgewater Police Department et al.... Read more
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Business Insurance
Attorney fee ruling in workers comp case raises questionspondering how to fairly compensate attorneys without inviting additional litiga
Attorney fee ruling in workers comp case raises questions
Business Insurance / Posted 5 days ago
pondering how to fairly compensate attorneys without inviting additional litigation and increasing claim costs. Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee ruled last week in Martha Miles v. City of Edgewater Police Department et al.... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Supreme Court blocks abortion lawtake effect. The Supreme Court said it would keep the stay in place while it de
Supreme Court blocks abortion law
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 5 days ago
take effect. The Supreme Court said it would keep the stay in place while it decides whether to review the decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal. Chief Justice Jorge Labarga and Justices R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente, James E.C. Perry and... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Florida court reinstates conviction for murder of firefighterand two life sentences for a man who killed a Jacksonville firefighter. The Fl
Florida court reinstates conviction for murder of firefighter
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
and two life sentences for a man who killed a Jacksonville firefighter. The Florida Times-Union reports that Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal originally threw out the 2014 conviction of Charles Edward Pearce in December. The court ruled... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Court reinstates conviction for murder of firefighterand two life sentences for a man who killed a Jacksonville firefighter. The Fl
Court reinstates conviction for murder of firefighter
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 5 days ago
and two life sentences for a man who killed a Jacksonville firefighter. The Florida Times-Union reports that Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal originally threw out the 2014 conviction of Charles Edward Pearce in December. The court ruled... Read more
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The Mercury News
Martins Beach: Appeals court hands Khosla win and lossnews Wednesday in a lawsuit involving public access to Martins Beach, a cove ne
Martins Beach: Appeals court hands Khosla win and loss
The Mercury News / Posted 5 days ago
news Wednesday in a lawsuit involving public access to Martins Beach, a cove near Half Moon Bay. In a 52-page opinion, the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco upheld the main element of San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Gerald... Read more
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First Coast News
Conviction reinstated for man who shot and killed former Jax firefighterJACKSONVILLE, Fla.—On Wednesday, the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahasse
Conviction reinstated for man who shot and killed former Jax firefighter
First Coast News / Posted 5 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—On Wednesday, the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee upheld the conviction and sentences of Charles Edward Pearce, 34, who was convicted on charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder for a 2011 shooting. The State... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Conviction reinstated for man who killed Jacksonville firefighterfor the man convicted of killing a Jacksonville firefighter after originally th
Conviction reinstated for man who killed Jacksonville firefighter
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
for the man convicted of killing a Jacksonville firefighter after originally throwing the conviction out. Wednesday the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee upheld the conviction of Charles Edward Pearce in the first-degree murder of... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Jacksonville man appeals life sentence for murder of 2-old because juror knew people who testified2013, three years after the child died. Robb testified against Rivet at his tr
Jacksonville man appeals life sentence for murder of 2-old because juror knew people who testified
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
2013, three years after the child died. Robb testified against Rivet at his trial. According to briefs filed with the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee, one of the jurors who convicted Rivet knew and was Facebook friends with two of... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Appeals court says 55 years not a life sentencecourt said Monday that a potential 55-year prison term for a Duval County convi
Appeals court says 55 years not a life sentence
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 7 days ago
court said Monday that a potential 55-year prison term for a Duval County convict does not equate to a life sentence. The 1st District Court of Appeal upheld the potential 55 years in prison for Anthony Julian Collins, who was convicted on charges... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Allstate wants Florida no-fault auto-insurance issue to go to high courtDistrict Court of Appeal agreed. In the brief Monday, Allstate said the August
Allstate wants Florida no-fault auto-insurance issue to go to high court
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
District Court of Appeal agreed. In the brief Monday, Allstate said the August ruling conflicted with a decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal and that similar cases are pending in two other appellate courts. The no-fault system requires... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Court rejects legal restriction in workers' comp casesofficer from paying a law firm to help her pursue workers' compensation insuran
Court rejects legal restriction in workers' comp cases
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
officer from paying a law firm to help her pursue workers' compensation insurance benefits. The 26-page decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal said it was unconstitutional for police officer Martha Miles and her union, the Fraternal Order... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Law limiting right to lawyer in workers’ comp cases struck downofficer from paying a law firm to help her pursue workers-compensation insuranc
Law limiting right to lawyer in workers’ comp cases struck down
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 12 days ago
officer from paying a law firm to help her pursue workers-compensation insurance benefits. The 26-page decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal said it was unconstitutional for police officer Martha Miles and her union, the Fraternal Order... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Court rejects legal restriction in workers-comp casesofficer from paying a law firm to help her pursue workers-compensation insuranc
Court rejects legal restriction in workers-comp cases
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 12 days ago
officer from paying a law firm to help her pursue workers-compensation insurance benefits. The 26-page decision by the 1st District Court of Appeal said it was unconstitutional for police officer Martha Miles and her union, the Fraternal Order... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Florida Supreme Court to hear battle between UF Health Jacksonville and State Farm over cost informationits contracts with health insurers and related information are confidential and
Florida Supreme Court to hear battle between UF Health Jacksonville and State Farm over cost information
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 13 days ago
its contracts with health insurers and related information are confidential and should not be provided to State Farm. The 1st District Court of Appeal last year agreed with the hospital. The Supreme Court will hear arguments May 4. �State Farm�s... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Insurer, hospital tangle about cost informationits contracts with health insurers and related information are confidential and
Insurer, hospital tangle about cost information
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 13 days ago
its contracts with health insurers and related information are confidential and should not be provided to State Farm. The 1st District Court of Appeal last year agreed with the hospital, and the Supreme Court will hear arguments May 4. "State... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Attorneys share memories from the day they were sworn inBar, is still haunting me to this day. Before commencing my clerkship, I had b
Attorneys share memories from the day they were sworn in
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
Bar, is still haunting me to this day. Before commencing my clerkship, I had been sworn in on May 2, 2011, by my mentor, 1st District Court of Appeal Judge Joseph Lewis Jr. Upon my arrival from Gainesville, Judge Lewis welcomed me and my family... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Bond set at $500K for Monroe Twp. teenbond at $500,000 for an 18-year-old Monroe Township man facing multiple charges
Bond set at $500K for Monroe Twp. teen
The Toledo Blade / Posted 18 days ago
bond at $500,000 for an 18-year-old Monroe Township man facing multiple charges. Matthew Wills was arraigned Thursday in 1st District Court on charges of home invasion, arson, and aggravated stalking, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Wisconsin justices send lead paint case back to lower courtin one pending case argued lawmakers couldn’t apply the prohibition retroactive
Wisconsin justices send lead paint case back to lower court
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 18 days ago
in one pending case argued lawmakers couldn’t apply the prohibition retroactively. A group of paint-makers asked the 1st District Court of Appeals to take the case but that court kicked the case directly to the Supreme Court. The justices... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Supreme Court says Lee deserves $83,000 in legal fees in public records battle with Police and Fire Pension Fundcomment was not returned. The court decision comes on the heels of another imp
Supreme Court says Lee deserves $83,000 in legal fees in public records battle with Police and Fire Pension Fund
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 18 days ago
comment was not returned. The court decision comes on the heels of another important Lee has been involved in. The 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a 4th Circuit decision that the so-called 30-year pension agreement is void because those... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Wisconsin justices send lead paint case back to lower courtin one pending case argued lawmakers couldn't apply the prohibition retroactive
Wisconsin justices send lead paint case back to lower court
WAOW Wausau / Posted 18 days ago
in one pending case argued lawmakers couldn't apply the prohibition retroactively. A group of paint-makers asked the 1st District Court of Appeals to take the case but that court kicked the case directly to the Supreme Court. The justices... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida justices: Agencies liable for public-record violationsfor agency staff time. Lee then filed a motion to recover attorney’s fees, whi
Florida justices: Agencies liable for public-record violations
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 18 days ago
for agency staff time. Lee then filed a motion to recover attorney’s fees, which was rejected by a circuit judge. The 1st District Court of Appeal, however, sided with Lee, which prompted the pension fund to take the issue to the Supreme... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida bill signing, gun law court decision, Slosberg candidacyissued a brief order saying it would not hear an appeal by the gun-rights group
Florida bill signing, gun law court decision, Slosberg candidacy
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 20 days ago
issued a brief order saying it would not hear an appeal by the gun-rights group Florida Carry Inc. The decision let stand a 1st District Court of Appeal ruling in October that upheld a ban on firearms in residence halls and other school housing. As... Read more
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Naples Daily News
School board considers allowing superintendent to settle some suitspublic meeting." That language comes from a 1996 case involving the school boa
School board considers allowing superintendent to settle some suits
Naples Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
public meeting." That language comes from a 1996 case involving the school board of Duval County that reached the Florida 1st District Court of Appeals. Board member Roy Terry supported the policy change, but asked that the district's legal staff... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Court filings conclude in case of Jacksonville lawyer convicted in gambling probemonths after that. This appeal has taken much longer than an average case, sai
Court filings conclude in case of Jacksonville lawyer convicted in gambling probe
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 20 days ago
months after that. This appeal has taken much longer than an average case, said Webster, who was previously a judge on the 1st District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee. “The average case only takes a day or two,” Webster said. “Here, the trial took... Read more
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Deseret News
USU football player charged with 7 felonies for alleged drug, weapon offensesFour of those counts are second-degree felonies, and three are third-degree fel
USU football player charged with 7 felonies for alleged drug, weapon offenses
Deseret News / Posted 21 days ago
Four of those counts are second-degree felonies, and three are third-degree felonies. Copier, 24, is also charged in 1st District Court with possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony. Utah State spokesman Tim... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Woman arrested after standoff in Monroe TownshipTownship house, sheriff’s deputies reported. Authorities did not release the n
Woman arrested after standoff in Monroe Township
The Toledo Blade / Posted 23 days ago
Township house, sheriff’s deputies reported. Authorities did not release the name of the woman, 33, pending arraignment in 1st District Court. Deputies were called to the 800 block of Westwood Drive after 11 p.m. Friday when a resident said he’d... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
Florida Supreme Court mulls fight over satellite TV companies paying higher taxes than cable firmsruling last year that sided with satellite companies DirecTV and Dish Network.
Florida Supreme Court mulls fight over satellite TV companies paying higher taxes than cable firms
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 25 days ago
ruling last year that sided with satellite companies DirecTV and Dish Network. In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal found the differing tax rates were discriminatory and violated the Commerce Clause of the U.S.... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Supreme Court weights workers' comp battlethe procedural history of the case and an inadequate factual record. The Supre
Supreme Court weights workers' comp battle
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
the procedural history of the case and an inadequate factual record. The Supreme Court, which took up the case after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled against Stahl, typically takes months to issue decisions. Bell argued that Zientz is... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Pension fund watchdog prevails in long battleA legal dispute over an illegal meeting held 15 years ago drew to a close Wedne
Pension fund watchdog prevails in long battle
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 26 days ago
A legal dispute over an illegal meeting held 15 years ago drew to a close Wednesday when the state’s 1st District Court of Appeal not only upheld a lower court ruling but made impossible further appeals by the Jacksonville Police and Fire Pension... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Court rules against agency on taxing 'blunt wraps'sought to impose a tobacco tax on "blunt wraps" -- a type of wrapper used for h
Court rules against agency on taxing 'blunt wraps'
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 26 days ago
sought to impose a tobacco tax on "blunt wraps" -- a type of wrapper used for homemade cigars. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal sided with Brandy's Products, Inc., in a long-running dispute with the department about whether... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Workers-compensation case heard in Florida Supreme Courtadequate benefits in return. "These benefits get cut over and over and over,"
Workers-compensation case heard in Florida Supreme Court
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
adequate benefits in return. "These benefits get cut over and over and over," Zientz told the court. The Supreme Court, which took up the case after the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled against Stahl, typically takes months to issue dec... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
State urges justices to reject abortion case appealin a legal battle over a 2015 law that requires women to wait 24 hours before h
State urges justices to reject abortion case appeal
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 27 days ago
in a legal battle over a 2015 law that requires women to wait 24 hours before having abortions. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal in February overturned a temporary injunction that had blocked the law from taking... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Man accused of having gun ot school 2 years ago will go to trialgrounds of James Weldon Johnson Middle School nearly two years ago but can now
Man accused of having gun ot school 2 years ago will go to trial
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 29 days ago
grounds of James Weldon Johnson Middle School nearly two years ago but can now be tried after a ruling Monday by Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal. According to the arrest report, Duval County School police stopped Ricky Rand on the grounds... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
4th Judicial Circuit hiring contract attorneys to help handle backlog of nearly 1,300 post-conviction motionsto work on active capital and non-capital trials, county court appeals, civil m
4th Judicial Circuit hiring contract attorneys to help handle backlog of nearly 1,300 post-conviction motions
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 29 days ago
to work on active capital and non-capital trials, county court appeals, civil matters and cases as directed by the 1st District Court of Appeal. The backlog of motions is years-old and more motions are filed almost every day. Cecelia... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Jacksonville man's murder conviction reinstatedJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The 1st District Court of appeals reversed itself Thursday
Jacksonville man's murder conviction reinstated
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 1 months ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The 1st District Court of appeals reversed itself Thursday and affirmed a Jacksonville man's murder convictions. In August 2014, a jury found Theodist Tyrone Richardson, 25, guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree murder,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Appellate court reverses itself, reinstates murder conviction and life sentence for Jacksonville manThree months after throwing out a Jacksonville man’s conviction, the Tallahasse
Appellate court reverses itself, reinstates murder conviction and life sentence for Jacksonville man
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 1 months ago
Three months after throwing out a Jacksonville man’s conviction, the Tallahassee based 1st District Court of Appeal has reversed itself and affirmed the conviction and life sentence of Theodist Richardson. Richardson, 25, was convicted of... Read more
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First Coast News
Murder convictions, sentences upheld in 2011 shootingsof shooting and killing two people and wounding a toddler in 2011 were affirmed
Murder convictions, sentences upheld in 2011 shootings
First Coast News / Posted 1 months ago
of shooting and killing two people and wounding a toddler in 2011 were affirmed in a Florida appeals court Thursday. The 1st District Court of Appeal, which had previously overturned the conviction, affirmed that Theodist Tyrone Richardson, 25,... Read more

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