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Privacy Rights Exist After Death, Fla. High Court Says

Law360, New York (November 9, 2017, 8:02 PM EST) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that citizens have a right to privacy even after death under the Florida Constitution and also struck down part of the state’s prefiling requirements for people bringing medical malpractice claims, saying they blocked access to the courts.

In a split 4-3 decision, the Florida high court struck down a Florida law that required medical malpractice plaintiffs to allow prospective defendants to conduct meetings with treating doctors while the plaintiff’s lawyers weren’t present, saying that the provision threatened citizens’ privacy...
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