Florida Case Law Update

Author: Haldon Greenburg

Guest Editor: Raymond K. Wilson Jr.

April 27, 2018 2:59pm

Publix Supermarkets, Inc. v. Jessie Bellaiche

43 Fla. L. Weekly D673a, March 28, 2018

The Third District Court of Appeal reversed plaintiff’s $1.5 million slip-and-fall verdict, holding that a jury may not stack inferences to determine that a party had actual knowledge of a dangerous condition, nor is the mere possibility of causation sufficient to establish liability.

Florida Case Law Update

Author: Haldon Greenburg

Guest Editor: Tiffany LeMelle

April 4, 2018 9:19am

Remittitur of Excessive Future Damages

WAL-MART Stores, Inc. v. Derrick Thornton (43 Fla. L Weekly D521a)

A Broward County Plaintiff sued for damages resulting from a slip-and-fall accident.  At trial, a verdict in favor of the Plaintiff was rendered and damages were awarded for injuries sustained, including $150,000 for future medical costs.  Following the trial, Wal-Mart filed a Motion for Remittitur, arguing the damages awarded was excessive in light of the facts presented, which the trial court denied.

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