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Breach of Confidentiality Clause Leads to Disgorgement of Settlement

In this employment termination case, plaintiff Snay (a school principal), and Defendant, Gulliver (the school), settled and agreed to keep the settlement confidential.  Four days after the parties signed the settlement agreement, the plaintiff’s daughter posted the following on her Facebook page:  “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver.  Gulliver is now officially paying for my… Read more

Order Restricting Informal Discovery Infringes on Litigant’s Right to Free Speech

In this medical business dispute between a buyer and sellers of surgical centers, the trial court entered an order precluding the sellers from communicating with any third party, including those in other countries, about the facts of the case without first proceeding through the court’s formal discovery process. The appellate court reversed, holding that the… Read more

Happy New Year – Top 10 posts of 2012

Top 10 posts of 2012: New Rules for Service of Pleadings and Documents by E-mail Florida Supreme Court implements e-discovery amendments – Effective September 1st Rules Updates – New E-discovery and E-mail Service Rules Effective September 1st Service by Email Lack of Standing Is an Affirmative Defense – Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Reeves Understanding… Read more

Amendment 5 Defeated – Election Wrap-up

I will leave it to WPTV for the results: Amendment: 5:  A Republican-sponsored proposal to give the GOP-dominated Legislature more control over Florida’s court system has been defeated at the polls. The vote Tuesday for Amendment 5 was only 44 percent in favor. All state constitutional amendments need at least 60 percent to pass. Amendment… Read more

Election Day – Amendment 5 News Coverage Roundup

Its election day and this is the rare election when a civil procedure issue is on the ballot.  Florida’s Constitutional Amendment 5 would change how Florida’s courts operate and how Florida’s Supreme Court Justices are appointed. Here is the latest coverage of Florida’s proposed Amendment 5. The Sun-Sentinel: Dangerous Amendment 5 is threat to democracy… Read more

Florida Constitutional Amendment 5 News Roundup

As voting gets closer, we are seeing more coverage of Florida’s proposed Constitutional Amendment 5.  A few excerpts are below.  Follow this link for my post on understanding Florida’s Constitutional Amendment 5. NPR State Impact Project: A group pushing to change the way Florida’s Supreme Court judges are chosen is citing the 2006 decision striking down vouchers… Read more

Roundup of Coverage on Proposed Constitutional Amendment 5

Here is a selection of news and commentary on Florida’s proposed constitutional amendment 5 from around the state. From the Palm Beach Post: A proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way Florida Supreme Court justices are appointed and give the legislature more control over court rules isn’t a power grab, said a House Speaker… Read more