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  • Florida First DCA affirms directed verdict for plaintiff on issue of permanency in motor vehicle negligence case; finds that jury is not free to ignore undisputed expert evidence as to permanency
    Florida First DCA affirms directed verdict for plaintiff on issue of permanency in motor vehicle negligence case; finds that jury is not free to ignore undisputed expert evidence as to permanency

    On July 15, 2019, in Chappell v. Clark , No. 1S17-1806, the Florida First DCA affirmed a trial court ruling in a motor vehicle negligence case which granted the plaintiff’s motion for a directed ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA rules that insufficient evidence of aggravation of preexisting condition was presented at motor vehicle negligence trial to allow for jury instruction on issue
    Florida Fourth DCA rules that insufficient evidence of aggravation of preexisting condition was presented at motor vehicle negligence trial to allow for jury instruction on issue

    On June 6, 2018, in Sanchez v. Martin , No. 4D17-1731, the Florida Fourth DCA reversed a judgment in favor of the plaintiff in a motor vehicle negligence case, concluding that the trial court erred in ...

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  • Florida Fourth DCA affirms trial court's enforcement of settlement agreement between parties, concludes that disputed language of release did not prevent meeting of the minds
    Florida Fourth DCA affirms trial court's enforcement of settlement agreement between parties, concludes that disputed language of release did not prevent meeting of the minds

    On February 28, 2018, in Tovar v. Russell , No. 4D17-1055, the Florida Fourth DCA affirmed a trial court order enforcing a settlement agreement between the parties in a motor vehicle negligence case ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA reverses trial court denial of motion for additur or new trial as to non-economic damages after jury returned inadequate award in motor vehicle negligence case
    Florida Fifth DCA reverses trial court denial of motion for additur or new trial as to non-economic damages after jury returned inadequate award in motor vehicle negligence case

    On January 5, 2018, in Gustavsson v. Holder , No. 5D16-1442, the Florida Fifth DCA ruled that a trial court had abused its discretion by declining to grant a motion for additur or new trial on the ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA rules that trial court erred in directing verdict for plaintiff on issue of permanency in motor vehicle negligence case involving conflicting evidence on issue
    Florida Fifth DCA rules that trial court erred in directing verdict for plaintiff on issue of permanency in motor vehicle negligence case involving conflicting evidence on issue

    On December 22, 2017, in 21 st Century Centennial Insurance v. Thynge , No. 5D16-1575, the Florida Fifth DCA reversed a trial court’s directed verdict for the plaintiff on the issue of the permanency ...

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  • Florida Fifth DCA affirms jury award in motor vehicle negligence case as to future medical expenses, but reverses award of loss of earning capacity as speculative
    Florida Fifth DCA affirms jury award in motor vehicle negligence case as to future medical expenses, but reverses award of loss of earning capacity as speculative

    On December 22, 2017, in Vickers v. Thomas , No. 5D15-3610, the Florida Fifth DCA affirmed a jury award in motor vehicle negligence case regarding the jury’s determination of future medical ...

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