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Appellate Court Clarifies Summary Judgment Standard in Slip and Fall Cases

Jan 16, 2018 in Case Law Updates by

In Blanca Lago v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 42 Fla. L. Weekly D2599, Case No. 3D16-1899 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2017) the appellate court held: (1) there is no rule or decision that requires a trial court judge to specify his reasons for granting or denying a motion for summary judgment, and (2) summary judgment in favor of the defendant is appropriate where there is no genuine dispute of material fact about the defendant’s knowledge of a liquid substance on its floor.

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3rd DCA Reverses Order Regarding Appointed Umpire’s Competence and Impartiality

Jul 31, 2017 in Case Law Updates by

In Heritage Property and Casualty Insurance Co. v. Romanach, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D1563, Case No. 3D16-995 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2017), the appellate court held that a homeowner insurer’s declaratory judgment action against its policyholder to determine the facts of whether the umpire who sided with the homeowner’s appraiser in making an appraisal award for a water loss was “competent and impartial” as required by the policy agreement.

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