It's been a extraordinarily busy time in the bunker, as the dedicated crafters of written utterances worked overtime and long into the night to produce an explosive increase in judicial output (just like that creaky old steam shovel!).
It's as if everyone stopped thighmastering, stopped coffee-swilling, stopped Resplendently Robing, and just decided to crank out opinion after opinion after opinion.
Are you ready? Brace yourself, here they are -- SEVEN ACTUAL OPINIONS IN A SINGLE WEEK!!!
Take a victory lap, Judges, you can rest at least until June.
Do v. Geico:
Great set of facts. Car "stolen," GEICO refuses to pay insured but paid (after lawsuit was filed) the vehicle lienholder.
Confession of judgment? Yep:
Because GEICO’s payment of the claim to the vehicle lienholder after Do filed suit against it was the functional equivalent of a confession of judgment in favor of Do, the trial court erred in denying an award of attorney’s fees to Do for prosecuting his suit pursuant to section 627.428.Duh.
Vickers v. HBS:
Wait a second, hold on, I can feel it, yes yes yes yes yes YES:
We therefore reverse and remand for the trial court to permit limited jurisdictional discovery (if necessary), and thereafter to conduct a limited evidentiary hearing as set forth by the Florida Supreme Court in Venetian Salami.
Was it good for you?
Gulliver v. Snay:
Don't let your daughter post confidential case settlement details on Facebook.
What do you all think of this case?
(I tend to think Judge Lopez got it right.)