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Eleventh Circuit Denies Emergency Stay Motion in Dossier Defamation Matter

The Eleventh Circuit denied Plaintiff’s request for an emergency stay of a Southern District of Florida order unsealing hundreds of records in the “Dossier” defamation case.  Shullman Fugate opposed the stay on behalf of The New York Times. … Read More
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Court Unseals Gubarev v. BuzzFeed Court Filings

United Stated District Judge Ursula Ungaro granted a motion to intervene filed by Shullman Fugate PLLC on behalf of The New York Times that requested the unsealing of court filings in Gubarev v. BuzzFeed, Case No. 17-cv-60426 (S.D. Fla. Feb. 28, 201… Read More
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Shullman Fugate Wins Anti-SLAPP Award

A Florida trial court has awarded Orlando television station WFTV its fees under Florida’s anti-SLAPP statute, which shifts fees to a defamation plaintiff when a meritless claim is based on a defendant’s exercise of the constitutional right of… Read More
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Court Orders Release of Documents in Baby Kidnapping Case

In State v. Williams, Case No 16-2017-CF-00539 (4th Jud. Cir. Fla. Feb. 2, 2018), Giselle Girones and Rachel Fugate successfully obtained police reports containing witness statements, photographs of property seized after arrest, jail calls, personal… Read More
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City of Riviera Beach Invokes Stricter Attorneys’ Fee Provision in Seeking to Deny Requester Attorneys’ Fees

The City of Riviera Beach, facing a public records lawsuit over records related to the firing of its City Manager, is testing a new provision of the Florida Public Records Act that restricts fee recovery in some access cases.  The update to Section… Read More
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Appellate Court Denies Review of Trial Court Order Determining Unpublished Dr. Phil Interview Given by Man Accused of Murdering Couple in their Garage is Public Record

In Harrouff v. State, Case No. 4D17-575 (Fla. 4th DCA. Feb. 27, 2017), Deanna Shullman and Rachel Fugate successfully obtained access in the trial court to discovery material containing an interview given by a murder defendant to a syndicated talk s… Read More
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Court Orders Release of 911 Calls from Night of Pulse Nightclub Massacre

In ABC, Inc. v. City of Orlando, Case No. 2016-CA-005528-O, 2016-CA-005536-O (9th Jud. Cir. Fla. Nov. 10, 2016), Rachel Fugate successfully obtained over 400 audio recordings and transcripts from the night of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.… Read More
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National Enquirer Report on Casey Anthony Motion to Admit Circumstantial Evidence of Meter Reader’s Guilt Privileged and Not Defamatory

In Kronk v. Am. Media, Inc., Case No. 5D15-1529, 2016 WL 3570466 (Fla. 5th DCA June 28, 2016), Deanna Shullman and Rachel Fugate successfully defended American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, from claims brought by a meter reader… Read More
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