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Are Mediations Really Confidential?

MEDIATION / CONFIDENTIALITY Benes v. A.B. Data, Ltd., 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 15270 (7th Cir. Wis. July 26, 2013) Are mediations really confidential? The facts as set forth in the opinion are that Benes was an employee who sued his employer after only for four months on the job, alleging sex discrimination...

Florida Appeals Court Vacates Punitive Damages, Allows Compensatories, In Tobacco Case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — (Mealey’s) A Florida appeals court vacated $50,000 in punitive damages in a smoking wrongful death case Aug. 14, but allowed a compensatory damages award of approximately $957,000 to stand ( R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company v. Pamela Ciccone , No. 4D11-3807, Fla. App...

New Chief Judge-Elect in Florida Issues New Opinions

Judge Suarez Congratulations to Judge Suarez on his election to chief judge-elect! Coincidentally, the two opinions below were both authored by him. INADVERTENT DISCLOSURE OF PRIVILEGED DOCUMENTS Constr. Sys. of Am. v. Travelers Cas. & Sur. Co. of Am., 2013 Fla. App. LEXIS 12329 (Fla. 3d...