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Apr 15, 2011

Legislation proposed by Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon that would reportedly overhaul the Florida Supreme Court recently moved closer to becoming a law, the Jacksonville Daily Record reports.

According to the news provider, a Senate response to the measure has been proposed, setting up a debate on the final version of the legislation.

The change would reportedly split the Supreme Court into two separate divisions, one for criminal cases and the other for civil issues, the news source said.

"I think you’re getting towards the end of session, and this is

Apr 5, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled to re-open a lawsuit filed by the state of Kansas designed to prohibit Nebraska from using water from the Republican River to irrigate a significant amount of farmland, The Associated Press reports.

According to the news provider, the court granted Kansas permission to file a new petition regarding claims that Nebraska used more than its share of water in 2005 and 2006. The lawsuit was initially filed in 1998, but the states reportedly settled five years later.

Mar 11, 2011

A six-member committee recently recommended that the West Virginia Supreme Court create a new specialty system for all business-related cases in the state, The Associated Press reports.

According to the news provider, many state lawmakers have claimed that business lawsuits can tend to be more complicated than others and can sometimes require a uniquely tailored forum to resolve.

"The judiciary in West Virginia has, from time to time, been considered by the business community to not be favorable to business litigation," said Wayne County Circuit Judge Darrell Pratt,