Legal Issues

DEFECTIVE EARPLUGS A Florida federal jury ordered 3M Company to pay $7.1 million to military members who claimed their combat earplugs did not work. The plaintiffs claimed hearing loss during the trial. 

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA The Florida Supreme Court declared a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana “misleading,” effectively ending its chances of getting on the ballot in 2022.

MARSY’S LAW The voter approved constitutional amendment shielding the identities of crime victims has been expanded by a Florida appeals court. The ruling states that the controversial 2018 amendment to the state constitution can be used to block disclosure of the names of police officers who fatally shoot suspects threatening them. The City of Tallahassee and a group of media outlets have asked the Florida Supreme Court to review the decision.