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Crystal SELLS, etc., Petitioner, v. CSX TRANSPORTATION, INC., Respondent.

No. SC15–1639

Decided: April 13, 2017

John S. Mills and Andrew D. Manko of The Mills Firm, P.A., Tallahassee, Florida, for Petitioner Andrew J. Knight, II, of Moseley Prichard Parrish Knight & Jones, Jacksonville, Florida;  and Evan M. Tager and Michael B. Kimberly of Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, District of Columbia, for Respondent Jeffrey R. White of Center for Constitutional Litigation, P.C., Washington, District of Columbia, for Amicus Curiae American Association for Justice Daniel Saphire of Association of American Railroads, Washington, District of Columbia;  and Wendy F. Lumish and Alina Alonso Rodriguez of Bowman and Brooke LLP, Miami, Florida, for Amicus Curiae Association of American Railroads Mark K. Delegal and Tiffany A. Roddenberry of Holland & Knight LLP, Tallahassee, Florida;  and William W. Large of Florida Justice Reform Institute, Tallahassee, Florida, for Amicus Curiae Florida Justice Reform Institute

We initially accepted jurisdiction to review the decision of the First District Court of Appeal in Sells v. CSX Transportation, Inc., 170 So. 3d 27 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015), based on express and direct conflict. See art. V, § 3(b)(3), Fla. Const. Upon further consideration, we conclude that jurisdiction was improvidently granted. Accordingly, we exercise our discretion and discharge jurisdiction.

It is so ordered.


LABARGA, C.J., and POLSTON, and LAWSON, JJ., concur. CANADY, J., concurs in result. PARIENTE, LEWIS, and QUINCE, JJ., dissent.

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