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3d DCA Watch -- Exciting New Changes in the Bunker!

Slim pickings inside the concrete hall of justice, kids.

Maybe it's because while the 1st DCA fends off calls by Governor Crist and Alex Sink to have the JQC investigate its letter-writing Chief Judge, our own Robed Ones have been delighting in a new coffee pot in the attorney's lounge which - rumor has it -- apparently includes genuine vending machine paper coffee cups with a wild card on the bottom!

Extravagant, even decadent perhaps, but the denizens who toil inside the bunker deserve nothing less.

So enjoy your flat screen empty, granite top missing, 100% African Sapele wood-free 3d DCA roundup:

Deno v. Lifemark Hospital:

Why would anyone voluntarily arbitrate under this med mal statute?

Barnett v. Bank of America:

Am I reading this wrong or did the bank allegedly try to intentionally injure its Bay Harbor employees?

Centennial v. Dolomite:

Judge Schwartz, in a vigorous dissent, has an aggravated case of "law of the case."

I had this once.

May I suggest some hydrocortisone cream and a nice oatmeal bath?


  1. Judge Ramirez looks great!

  2. Why would anyone voluntarily arbitrate? If the defendant makes the offer and plaintiff accepts, liability is admitted and the non-economic damages are limited to $250,000.00 at arbitration. If plaintiff declines arbitration, he must then prove liability at trial and non-economic damages will be limited to $350,000.00. So, the question is, is it really worth it to litigate a med mal case for 2 years for a maximum potential gain of $100,000.00? Plaintiff is screwed either way.

  3. I’m convinced that drug prohibition, and especially the "War on Drugs" which enables it, is going to be one of those policies which, decades from now, future generations will be completely unable to understand how we could have tolerated. So irrational and empirically false are the justifications for drug prohibition, and so costly is the War waged in its name, that it is difficult to imagine a more counter-productive policy than this (that's why public opinion is inexorably realizing this despite decades of Drug War propaganda and the absence of any real advocacy for decriminalization on the part of national political leaders). In that regard, and in virtually every other, the War on Drugs is a mirror image of the War on Terror: sustained with the same deceitful propaganda, driven by many of the same motives, prosecuted with similar templates, and destructive in many of the same ways.


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