Fla. Crash Suit Revival Raises Question On Video Evidence

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 9:41 PM EDT) -- A Florida state appeals court said Friday that a trial judge overstepped by weighing the content of video evidence in granting a judgment for the defendants in a case over a fatal truck accident, but asked the state's Supreme Court if there should be an exception for conclusive video evidence.

The Fifth District Court of Appeal said in its opinion that it found a dashboard camera recording presented by the defendants was compelling proof against a claim of negligent driving and directly contradicted the plaintiff's evidence opposing their motion for summary judgment. But the panel also said that under Florida's current...

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