Legal Updates

FLORIDA/GEORGIA WATER WARS The U.S. Supreme Court has appointed another special master to recommend a resolution to Florida’s battle with Georgia over water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. The Court rejected the previous special master. New Mexico’s Senior U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Paul J. Kelly Jr. will now sort through the case and make recommendations.

MASS SHOOTINGS The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could have profound consequences to the Parkland victims. At issue is whether such an event is one incident or a series of individual incidents. If only one, then the state’s liability would total $300,000 to be split among all the victims. Should the Court decide it was a series of individual incidents, then each of the victims would be eligible for a $200,000 payment.

PULSE NEGLIGENCE SUIT A Florida judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. The plaintiffs sued the security firm which formerly hired the shooter, claiming negligence through improper training. The judge ruled the company had no liability to the victims.