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We Publish Final Orders
Our firm has never published a single Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH) “Recommended Order” without the appurtenant Agency “Final Orders.”
Moreover, we vigorously search for and publish all DOAH Final Orders regarding Proposed, Adopted, or Unpromulgated Rules, Attorney’s Fee Awards, the Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Plan, etc., as well as any Appellate Court Opinion pertaining to Administrative Law.
We also have always and continue to publish agency Final Orders that do not go through DOAH such as Rule Variances or Waivers, Declaratory Statements, precedential orders after informal hearings or cases in which the agency itself conducts the hearing or disposes of the case without a hearing.
Finally, we maintain both archives and directories of unpublished agency Final Orders back to 1988 and beyond. These materials can be researched or converted into searchable databases upon request.
Our Online Database contains over 200,000 final orders. It is fully key word searchable and allows you to filter results by agency. Our indexes are also online.
For The Penalty Phase of a Proceeding
The penalty phase of an Administrative hearing or settlement negotiation is crucial. We are available to promptly and accurately search both published and unpublished orders for analogous factual situations and the appurtenant dispositions. Our experience is that both Hearing Officers and Agency Attorneys readily welcome such guidance but often do not receive it.
In a common law system, cases play a vital role in interpreting statutes, building arguments, organizing analyses, and conveying points of view. Legal research often begins with statutes or rules, the primary law passed by the legislature or regulatory agency in the relevant jurisdiction. Case analysis, in turn, helps interpret those statutes and regulations. Cases may be the sole source of the law when the doctrine is strictly a common law doctrine, or when the statutes or rules are ambiguous.
Case Analysis Strategy
Some cases are best analyzed as pure common law, other cases show legal trends. Some cases interpret legal statutes, standards of review, or even emerging areas of law that create precedential law for future legal cases. The preceding and following cases are useful to analyze to find out the factors that led to the codification of that statute or rule.
We ask the important questions, such as:
- What is the procedural posture of the case?
- What are the facts of the case and how do these compare to other pertinent cases?
- What is the analytical approach and resulting outcome of the court?
- What is the synthesized rule found in this case?
Subject Area Search
As editors of an extensive line of Administrative Law publications, Indexes and SUPERCUMULATIVE INDEXES, we are uniquely qualified to search for pertinent substantive caselaw. Our service is prompt, thorough and detailed. We have provided these services for prominent attorneys in the areas of Utility Regulation, State Taxation, Environmental & Health Care Regulation and Professional License Discipline. References are gladly provided upon request.
Public Record Search
While the Public Record in Florida is available to all, accessing it is often a tedious and time-consuming process. Our long and extensive publishing endeavors have provided us with an equivalent working knowledge of the Public Record in Florida.
We can promptly and accurately obtain Orders not in our possession, Internal Agency Procedure Manuals, State Databases and a vast body of related information. Our services are tailored specifically to your needs as required.
What We Do Best at FALR
It is important to remember that no two cases are alike. We have a vast computer indexed archive at our disposal, so we do not need to rely on outside sources to search previous cases. Most of our research is done entirely in-house from sourcing precedential cases, analyzing based on our legal index system, forming an opinion and then delivering our report.
Beyond locating pertinent published and unpublished orders and Databases, we are available to analyze the cases found as required or to develop research strategies. Our consulting services are prompt and thorough.
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Certificate of Need (CON) Daily
Transmitted immediately, as soon as rendered:
Division of Administrative Hearings (D.O.A.H.) Recommended Orders for Certificate of Need (CON) Formal 120.57(1) Hearings
D.O.A.H. Rule Challenges
Appellate Court Cases
AHCA Final Orders in Contested Cases Concerning Certificate of Need (CON) Law
While published, indexed and bound in the Florida Administrative Law Reports (FALR) Biweekly since 1979, CON cases clearly call for expedited reporting. Accordingly, our firm is pleased to offer immediate slip-sheet reporting of all CON decisions rendered after a formal 120.57(1) hearing at D.O.A.H.
Certificate of Need (CON) Daily
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) CON Cases
Mailed Immediately First Class As Soon As They Are Rendered
(prorate for fractions of the fiscal year)
You Can Order Back Dated Publications
Past Decisions of the Education Practices Commission (EPC)
1992/1991 1988 TO 1990 1985 TO 1987 1980 TO 1984
We have published a complete compilation of EPC cases at the request of the Education Practices Commission (EPC). Relevant Appellate Court Cases are also included. Interested persons are afforded a current and comprehensive account of State regulation of public school teachers in Florida.
All EPC Orders of precedential value between January, 1980 and December, 1992 are summarized, indexed and published full text. Pertinent Appellate Court decisions in this time frame are accorded identical treatment.
DOAH has a policy of treating any Administrative Order that utilizes initials in identifying the name of a party in style of a case as completely confidential.
This policy is not followed by the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Therefore, numerous DCF and other Final Orders are only available in the FALR books and database, but not the DOAH database or other databases derived therefrom.
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