|Florida Supreme Court agrees to review UCF case|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 13 August 2014 07:30|
The court issued an order on Wednesday accepting jurisdiction in the case. It will not be hearing oral arguments, but will review the case record and legal briefs from attorneys.
In August 2013, a three-judge appeals' court panel reduced a jury's $10 million civil trial damage judgment awarded to Ereck Plancher's parents in 2011 to $200,000.
The court ruled UCF's power of control over its athletics association was sufficient for sovereign immunity afforded to state agencies in civil judgments. It also overturned attorney's fees the Plancher's attorneys were awarded.