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Court OKs $35M Award For Fla. Smoker’s Widow

An appeals court has upheld a jury’s verdict awarding $35 million in damages to the widow of a longtime smoker who died in 1996 of lung cancer.

CBS Tampa–09/05/2013

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Court: Cops Can’t Stop Cars Because Of New Paint Job

A Florida appellate court says police cannot pull over a motorist just because the car has been repainted a different color.

CBS Tampa–12/22/2012

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Court: 911 Can’t Record Some Outgoing Calls

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An appellate court says 911 operators can record incoming emergency calls and call-backs to the same number but cannot record outgoing calls to other numbers without consent.

CBS Tampa–02/02/2012

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Former Lesbian Partners Both given Parental Rights

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida appellate court says two former lesbian partners both have parental rights to a daughter who was born with one mother donating the egg and the other mother giving birth to the baby.

CBS Tampa–12/30/2011

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Court won’t affect push for Fla. drug law change

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After state Supreme Court oral arguments Tuesday, sponsors of legislation to change Florida’s drug law said they will push the measure regardless of how a constitutional challenge turns out.

CBS Tampa–12/06/2011

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