Florida Law Weekly
FLW Supplement
FLW Federal
User Name:
Forgotten your password?

    Toll-free: 800-351-0917
    E-mail us
    Submit Opinions

    Print Editions
    Online Editions
    Bound Volumes
    2/24-Hour Online Access

    Florida Law Weekly
    FLW Supplement
    FLW Federal
    Collected Cases
    Sample FLW Online

    Cross Citations
    Week In Review
    Rule Revisions
    Review Granted
    Current Issue Index
     Civil Section
     Criminal Section
    2017 Cumulative Index
     Civil Section
     Criminal Section
    2016 Cumulative Index
     Civil Section
     Criminal Section
    Florida Statutes
    Helpful Links

Online Research for Florida Cases
More current. Less expensive.

Florida Supreme Court and District Courts of Appeal opinions, with headnotes and subject matter indexes
Most new releases added on day of filing
Florida Circuit Court and County Court opinions, with headnotes and subject matter indexes Opinions of U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, and U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts in Florida, with headnotes and subject matter indexes
The Week In Review
Headnotes of editor-selected opinions
filed during the week of November 13 - November 17, 2017

Civil Cases   Criminal Cases

Database covers: January, 1995 - Present

Learn more about Florida Law Weekly.

Database covers: October, 1992 - Present

Learn more about FLW Supplement.

Cases of Interest

Database covers: March, 2001 - Present

Learn more about FLW Federal.

Cases of Interest


CRIMINAL LAW--MURDER--DEATH PENALTY--POST CONVICTION RELIEF. The Court held that the post conviction court erroneously granted the defendant a new guilt phase in a murder trial, but properly granted a new penalty phase on the ground that defense counsel was ineffective for failure to adequately investigate and prepare for the penalty phase and failure to present mental health and social background mitigating evidence.
VIEW OPINION (login required)

WRONGFUL DEATH--MEDICAL MALPRACTICE--PRESUIT REQUIREMENTS. The Court held to be unconstitutional those portions of statutory amendments which authorize secret, ex parte interviews between a medical malpractice claimant's health care providers and the potential defendant, and provide that if a claimant's attorney fails to schedule a requested interview, the prospective defendant or his lawyers may unilaterally and without notice schedule the claimant's health care providers for interview without any notice to claimant. The provisions were found to violate the constitutional right of privacy and to unconstitutionally condition a claimant's right of access to courts on a waiver of the right of privacy. Further, after a decedent's death, the decedent and the decedent's estate maintain a right to privacy concerning matters that occurred prior to death, and this right may be asserted by the administrator of the decedent's estate. The unconstitutional portions of the statutes were found to be severable from the remainder of the statutes.
VIEW OPINION (login required)