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Richard Kayfetz v. AM Best Roofing, 832 So.2d 784 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2002)
A man falls from his roof during repairs done in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.
Judy Clark v. City of Miami, Case #01-
A homeowner is unfairly (and unlawfully) targeted by a code enforcement officer.
Regina Jones v. Budget Rent-
A woman is injured when a thief crashes a stolen car into her living room.
Hollinger v. Baur, 719 So.2d 954 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1998)
A man has to use retirement funds to pay off a debt to his ex-
Harper v. Blockbuster, 139 F.3d 1385 (11th Cir. 1998), cert. denied, 118 S.Ct. 214 (1998)
Four young men are fired by Blockbuster Video for sporting hair that is too long.
Lane v. Sarfati 691 So.2d 5 (Fla. 3d DCA 1997)
A child actor reneges on what he owes his manager for getting him a part in a TV series.
US v. Brenson, 104 F.3d 1267 (11th Cir. 1997), cert denied, 118 S.Ct. 214 (1997)
A young man reveals grand jury secrets in a vain attempt to get a date with a young woman.
Suarez v. Suarez, 702 So.2d 246 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1997)(Cope, J. dissenting)
A judge orders a man to pay his wife more in alimony than he earns.
Cooper v. Fla. Dep't of Legal Affairs, 698 So.2d 568 (Fla. 3rd DCA 1997)
A company is closed down due to allegations made by a determined gadfly.
Lane v. Sarfati, 676 So.2d 475 (Fla. 3d DCA 1996)
A lawyer has to quit a case because he represented the manager of a child actor being sued.
Garraway v. City of Miami Beach, 3 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 210 (11th Cir. Appl. Div. 1995)
Penalties against street vendors found to be an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.
Brown v. City of Hialeah, 30 F.3d 1433 (11th Cir. 1994)
Law enforcement officers suppress evidence of a racially motivated police beating.
Dial Corporation v. Addonisio, 634 So.2d 748 (Fla. 3d DCA 1994)
A man suffers burns to his genitalia when a bottle of bleach explodes.
Dalia v. Alvarez, 605 So.2d 1281 (Fla. 3d DCA 1992)
Lawyers try to gouge an unsuccessful plaintiff for more attorney fees.
Dalia v. Duda, 576 So.2d 868 (Fla. 3d DCA 1991)
Attorney fees imposed for lawyers making a frivolous argument that an appeal was frivolous.
HRS v. Ondrizek, 566 So.2d 932 (Fla. 3d DCA 1990)
A young girl is molested after being placed in a foster home by a state agency.
Benarroch v. Crawford, 516 So.2d 28 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987)(writ of habeas corpus granted)
A rabbi illegally jailed during the High Holy Days by an angry judge is set free.
Blanco v. Allen, 509 So. 2d 1356 (Fla. 4th DCA 1987)
Someone tries to foreclose on the house of a “friend” because of an alleged unpaid loan.
Betens v. Casino Consultants, 20 Fla. Supp. 2d 120 (Fla. 11th Cir. Appl. Div. 1987)
The story of a man with an idea pitched to a company that would not pay him for it.
Merle v. Florida State Constructor's Service, 472 S.2d 558 (Fla. 3d DCA 1985)
An unscrupulous contractor forecloses on people’s houses for the shoddy work he does.
Merle v. Barad, 487 So.2d 1315 (Fla. 3d DCA 1985)
An allegedly biased judge must recuse himself from a case he is hearing.
Of Note (if not noteworthy): Clark v. Florida, 475 U.S. 1134 (1986)
Then Chief Justice Warren Burger chides a young lawyer for wasting his time on a traffic case, comparing him to a little boy given a gun without instructions on how to use it.