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Judge reverses decision to restrict media in reporting on confession in child’s attack at Best Buy

Rod Sullivan, professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law, had said it’s the responsibility of Duval County Clerk of Courts Ronnie Fussell’s office to ensure the documents are redacted, not the responsibility of the media to withhold information. “When something happens like this, you can’t just say, ‘Oh, well,’ ” Fussell said. He said […]

Court throws out conviction over cell phone search by Jacksonville police

The Florida Supreme Court has thrown out the armed-robbery conviction and 50-year prison sentence of Cedric Tyrone Smallwood after ruling that Jacksonville police illegally looked at photos on his cell phone. The case, decided by a 5-2 vote, has statewide implications because the court ruled that police cannot look at information on a cell phone […]

Denial Of Worker Compensation Claim May Work In Children’s Favor

Florida Coastal School of Law professor Rod Sullivan says not having that insurance puts Rosado’s employer at huge legal and financial risk. “In exchange for purchasing workers compensation insurance, the employer gets immunity from suit by the employees. So that, at the end of the day, if this employer actually has money, the employee would […]