Florida Supreme Court

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1980 St. Petersburg Rapist On Death Row Argues For Reversal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a man set to be executed next week will appear before the Florida Supreme Court to argue for a reversal. Robert Waterhouse’s lawyers will present his case Tuesday. The […]

02/07/2012

An appellate court has denied a request from Florida's attorney general's foreclosure probe. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Court Complicates Attorney General’s Foreclosure Probe

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An appellate court has denied a request from Florida’s attorney general to allow further appeal of a decision that could have helped the state continue investigating fraudulent foreclosures.

CBS Tampa–02/03/2012

Tractor Plowing a field. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Owners of Farm Tractors Liable in Accident Cases

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court has clarified a point of tort law unique to the state by ruling that a farm tractor is a “dangerous instrumentality.”

CBS Tampa–01/19/2012

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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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