APPEALS: TRIAL COURT’S FAILURE TO RULE ON MOTION TO STAY PENDING APPEAL: DENIAL WITHOUT PREJUDICE OF MOTION FOR STAY IN APPELLATE COURT AND WRIT OF MANDAMUS BECAUSE OF OTHER AVENUES TO BRING MATTER BEFORE TRIAL JUDGE: TEMPORARY STAY

Sunbeam Television Corp. v. Clear Channel Metroplex, Inc., ___ So. 3d ___, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2380 (Fla. 3d DCA October 9, 2012)

When the trial court failed to rule on the appellant’s motion for stay pending appeal, the appellant moved for a stay pending appeal in the appellate court or a writ of mandamus to compel the trial court … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

APPEALS: MANDAMUS: CONFIRMATION OF ARBITRATION AWARD AND ENTRY OF JUDGMENT BASED ON AWARD

Polley v. Gardner, ___ So. 3d ___, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2214 (Fla. 1st DCA September 13, 2012)

The prevailing parties in arbitration moved to confirm, and enter judgment based on, the award, but the trial court failed to do so because the losing party filed a motion to set aside the award or stay the prevailing parties’ motion.  … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

APPEALS: MANDAMUS: TRIAL COURT’S FAILURE TO RULE

Young v. Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, ___ So. 3d ___, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D1645 (Fla. 1st DCA July 11, 2012)

When the circuit court denied Young’s petition, he filed a petition for certiorari.  The appellate court granted the petition, quashed the order of the trial court, and remanded for further proceedings, but the trial … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

PUBLIC RECORDS: MANDAMUS: ACTIVE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION: REQUESTOR’S OBJECTION TO IN CAMERA INSPECTION

Althouse v. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, ___ So. 3d ___, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D1287 (Fla. 4th DCA May 30, 2012)

The trial court denied a petition for writ of mandamus to compel the sheriff to produce public records because the records related to an active criminal investigation. The appellate court affirmed because the petitioner “invited the trial court’s … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

PUBLIC RECORDS: UNREASONABLE DELAY: ATTORNEY’S FEES; APPEALS: MANDAMUS

Hewlings v. Orange County,  ___ So. 3d ___, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D1191 (Fla. 5th DCA May 18, 2012)

The circuit court granted the petitioner’s application for mandamus to compel the county to comply with her request for public records, but it denied her motion for attorney’s fees because the county responded promptly to her request by voicemail message … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...