It’s not uncommon to see pro se litigants butt heads with trial judges. It’s less common to see attorneys doing so. Knowing that they will likely appear before the same judge in the future, most lawyers take great pains to put aside personal grievances in the interest of protecting their clients, current and future.

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The Florida Supreme Court justices and District Court of Appeal judges who were up for retention votes this year had a great day yesterday. Congratulations go out to all of the retained justices and appellate judges:

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Justice R. Fred Lewis

Justice Barbara J. Pariente

Justice Peggy A. Quince

Despite facing organized

Arbitration is thought to be a way to resolve disputes more quickly and without the burdens of litigation and appeals in court proceedings. More than 10 years ago, assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Florida began including arbitration agreements among the admissions documents new residents are required to sign. But judging from the seemingly

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The Florida Supreme Court’s precedential decision last Thursday in Kaaa v. Kaaa, No. SC09-967, could make life a bit more complicated Florida family lawyers.  Just what you needed, I’m sure!

The Court denied a petition for rehearing, and revised its September opinion, in an attempt to clarify a pretty confusing discussion.  The basic holding,