Supreme Court Hopefuls Get Deadline; State Farm Case Dropped
SUPREME COURT HOPEFULS GET DEADLINE; STATE FARM CASE DROPPED
September 12, 2018NSF Staff
DEADLINE SET FOR SUPREME COURT APPLICATIONS

Aspirants to serve on the state’s top court have just under a month to submit applications. The Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission on Wednesday set an Oct. 8 deadline for applications to fill three positions that will open in January because of the mandatory retirements of justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis and Peggy Quince...

STATE FARM DROPS LAWSUIT OVER ‘AOB’ INFORMATION

State Farm Florida this week dismissed a lawsuit that stemmed from a woman filing a public-records request for information that the company submitted to regulators about the controversial insurance practice known as “assignment of benefits.” State Farm filed the lawsuit in July against the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, arguing that the information should be shielded from disclosure because it is a trade secret and exempt from the state’s public-records laws...

COURT UPHOLDS CONVICTION IN KILLING OF FAU STUDENT

Saying the case could be described as an “American tragedy,” an appeals court Wednesday upheld the conviction of a former Florida Atlantic University student who took part in a drug deal that led to the murder of another student. A panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal upheld the second-degree murder conviction of Donovan Henry in the December 2015 death of Nicholas Acosta...