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Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC

The Florida Supreme Court held that commercial fishermen can recover for economic losses caused by the negligent release of pollutants even if they do not own any property damaged by that pollution. The case arose after waste from a...

Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel, Inc. v. Easton

The Supreme Court of Florida held that a state statute that allows suits for damages resulting from pollution creates a new strict liability cause of action and does not merely modify existing common-law causes of action that require...

Flo-Sun, Inc. v. Kirk

The court dismisses individuals' public nuisance action against sugar companies that allegedly disposed of a chemical byproduct of sugar cane processing by deep well injection. A trial court dismissed the individuals' nuisance claim...

Florida Dep't of Natural Resources v. Garcia

The court holds that a state could be held negligent for failing to remove underwater debris that injured a swimmer even though the state environmental agency never formally designated for swimming the beach where the swimmer was...