- 8/30/19 Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Joseph Edward Jordan v. State of Florida SC18-899 and Joseph Edward Jordan v. Mark S. Inch, etc. SC18-2012
The Florida Highway Patrol closed a portion of I-75 due to a brush fire. After the FHP reopened the interstate a multiple-car collision occurred, resulting in the death of Vontavia Robinson. Ms. Jackson, the personal representative of Mr. Robinson’s estate, filed a lawsuit seeking damages accusing FHP of negligence by reopening the interstate. FHP asked the trial court to dismiss the case and argued it was shielded by sovereign immunity. The trial court denied the motion. FHP appealed to the First District Court of Appeal and was denied, but the First DCA certified a question of great public importance to this Court.
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