Category Archives: Supreme Court

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Appellate Attorney Robin I. Bresky Honored With 2019 Soroptimist International Women of Distinction Award

By Robin Bresky |

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Appellate attorney Robin I. Bresky, Founder and President of The Law Offices of Robin Bresky, won the 2019 Soroptimist International Women of Distinction award in the category of Community Involvement. Bresky was recognized for her many contributions to Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County where she has served as… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Addresses Validity of Offers of Settlement that Fail to Mention Attorney’s Fees in Cases Where the Complaint Does Not Seek Fees

By Robin Bresky |

Kuhajda v. Borden Dairy Co. of Alabama, LLC, 41 Fla. L. Weekly S 471 (Fla. Oct. 20, 2016) The Florida Supreme Court recently decided the question of whether an offer of settlement under section 768.79(1), Florida Statutes, is invalid when the offer of judgment fails to address attorney’s fees pursuant to Fla. R. Civ…. Read More »

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To Tweet or Not to Tweet? That is the Question (and When You’re a Juror, the Answer is No)

By Robin Bresky |

Murphy v. Roth, Case No. 4D14-4830 (Fla. 4th DCA Oct. 5, 2016)* Jury service may not be anyone’s favorite pastime, but it is a civic duty and a critical component of the system of justice. One important aspect of jury duty is the obligation to avoid communicating about the jury service or the case,… Read More »

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What if You Fail to Appear in Court?

By Robin Bresky |

The fabric of our society depends on respect for the law and cooperation with the judicial branch of government. One of the most important responsibilities is the duty to obey an order to appear in court or comply with a subpoena summoning a witness to appear. “Failure by any person without adequate excuse to… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Agrees that Rental-Car Drivers Must Be Treated Equally After Red-Light Camera Violations

By Robin Bresky |

City of Fort Lauderdale v. Dhar, 41 Fla. L. Weekly S 61 (Fla. 2016) On February 25, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court decided that section 316.0083, Florida Statutes (2012) was unconstitutional as applied to short-term vehicle renters because there was no rational basis to justify treating short-term renters differently than registered owners and registered… Read More »

Florida Supreme Court Clarifies the Inevitable Discovery Doctrine

By Robin Bresky |

On December 10, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court decided Miguel Rodriguez v. State of Florida, case number SC14-160. Mr. Rodriguez had challenged a decision of the Third District Court of Appeal, arguing that it conflicted with decisions of the Florida Supreme Court and other district courts of appeal on the application of the “inevitable… Read More »