A trial is a search for the truth with the ultimate goal being the jury (in a jury trial) or the judge (in a bench trial) listening carefully to the evidence, weighing it, and correctly deciding which parties’ version of the truth is the correct one. Key to that determination is the credibility of the Read More »

Attorney’s Fees Awardable in Repeat Violence Cases

In a case that could have a chilling effect on the filing of temporary injunctions brought by persons who are victims of  dating, repeat, and sexual violence, the Florida Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that attorney’s fees are awardable in these type of cases. Ordinarily a party may only recover attorney’s fees from the Read More »