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The purpose of this summary provided by the Communications Department of The Florida Bar is to present media coverage that may be of interest to members. Opinions expressed in the articles are attributable solely to the authors. The Florida Bar does not adopt or endorse any opinions expressed below. For information on previous articles, please contact the publishing newspaper directly.

October 08, 2019

  1. The Florida Bar

    COURT AMENDS CONFIDENTIALITY RULE

    The Florida Bar | Article | October 07, 2019

    The Daily News Summary features Florida Bar News stories on a special bar committee appointed by Bar President John Stewart that will offer nonpartisan research and advice to the Legislature and a change made by the Supreme Court to improve confidentiality protections for people reporting child abuse.  The change incorporates by reference an amendment to F.S. Chap. 39, banning releasing “identifying information with respect to” the person reporting such abuse.

  2. Civil Justice

    GREYHOUND RACING SUPPORTERS SUE TO OVERTURN AMENDMENT 13

    Orlando Sentinel | Article | October 08, 2019

    A group of greyhound kennel owners and breeders is suing the state of Florida to block the enforcement of Amendment 13, the ban on commercial dog racing passed by voters last fall. The suit, filed late last week in U.S. District Court, names Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Secretary of State Laurel Lee and state Attorney General Ashley Moody, claiming the amendment is unconstitutional because it deprives people working in the greyhound racing industry of their livelihoods without due process.

  3. Civil Justice

    FLORIDA JUSTICES TO TAKE UP INSURANCE PAYMENT FIGHT

    Florida Courier | Article | October 08, 2019

    In a case stemming from Hurricane Frances in 2004, the Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up a dispute about whether the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. could be required to pay for lost rental income from damaged apartment buildings.  Justices issued an order Friday [Oct. 4] saying they will hear an appeal by Citizens of a ruling by the 5th District Court of Appeal in the Brevard County case.

  4. Civil Justice

    ROBERT KRAFT SUES STATE ATTORNEY IN PALM BEACH COUNTY OVER PUBLIC RECORDS

    WPTV | Article | October 08, 2019

    On Oct. 1 attorneys for New England Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft filed a lawsuit against the Palm Beach County state attorney, alleging the office has failed to turn over public records related to his case. A letter between the state attorney’s office and Kraft’s legal team shows prosecutors say that because the case is open and pending prosecution, only material that has been provided to the defendant as part of discovery constitutes a public record subject to disclosure. Attorneys for Kraft dispute that, claiming that these are public records to which he is entitled.

  5. Tech Tip

    HOW TO SEARCH MULTIPLE PDF FILES USING ACROBAT READER

    The Florida Bar | Article | October 08, 2019

    There is an easy way to search multiple files.  While most computers have Acrobat Reader even if you use a different PDF manipulation tool, the steps to search for files will likely be similar.

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