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January 19, 2017

A good day for students’ school choice in Florida

Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court rejected a union’s lawsuit challenging Florida's tax credit scholarship program, and a Florida appellate court rejected a school district's claim that charter schools violate the state constitution. These decisions protect K-12 students across the state. Florida's tax credit scholarship program allows bus ...

November 05, 2015

Florida Supreme Court sends message to government attorneys

Today, the Florida Supreme Court told government attorneys that their client (the government) will pay extra in eminent domain cases if those government attorneys engage in “tactics that cause excessive litigation.” That’s a win for property owners, all citizens of Florida, and the Constitution. ...

April 02, 2015

Florida Supreme Court changes AED law

A tragedy on a youth ball field nearly seven years ago drove the Florida Supreme Court to change Florida law today. The Court held that the family of a former high school student who suffered ventricular fibrillation during a soccer game on a school field can sue the school district for failure to use an automated external defibrillator ...

April 21, 2014

AED lawsuit threatens youth sports with liability overload

Later this year, the Florida Supreme Court will consider a lawsuit that seeks to expand liability against public schools – and others – for failure to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED) in treating an emergency. PLF will file an amicus brief in the case, and last week the Tampa Tribune published our op-ed on ...