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2nd District Court of Appeal remands request for attorneys’ fees in divorce case

David Hutton Jul. 7, 2017, 2:38pm

LAKELAND – Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal has vacated a lower court’s ruling in a divorce case and remanded it for a ruling on reasonable attorneys' fees and costs for the wife involved in the case.

2nd District Court of Appeal rejects malpractice lawsuit over ‘expert’ affidavit

David Hutton Jun. 26, 2017, 2:47pm

LAKELAND – Florida’s 2nd District Court of Appeal has ruled that a woman can’t sue the Florida Orthopaedic Institute and a doctor for allegedly performing an unneeded surgery because she didn’t provide expert affidavits from a qualified medical professional.

Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals partly grants motion to quash discovery request in wrongful death suit

David Hutton Jun. 20, 2017, 5:59pm

Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal has sided, in part, with Harborside Healthcare in its challenge of a trial court ruling that granted a request to obtain evidence by the estate of a former patient.

Appeals court remands Wells Fargo foreclosure case for new trial

David Hutton Apr. 14, 2017, 2:30pm

PALM BEACH — The Florida 4th District Court of Appeals has sided with Wells Fargo Bank in its appeal of a judgment granting involuntary dismissal of a foreclosure case.

Florida lawmakers taking aim at assignment of benefits agreements

David Hutton Apr. 4, 2017, 1:07am

TALLAHASSEE — Lawyers in the Sunshine State may see storm clouds on the horizon as Florida officials look to shut down an alleged plaintiff-attorney get-rich-quick scheme.

Settlement reached with paralegal accused of defrauding customers

David Hutton Mar. 7, 2017, 10:51pm

MIAMI — Accused of defrauding customers out of almost $2.4 million through a debt-reduction company, a Broward County paralegal has been ordered to pay $4,500 to settle the case.

Linda Warton Jackson joins Pardo Gainsburg as name partner

David Hutton Mar. 7, 2017, 10:29pm

MIAMI – A South Florida attorney with more than 25 years of experience has merged her bankruptcy and corporate practice with Pardo Gainsburg PL, a real-estate and construction law firm.

Foundation a step closer to setting up charter school

David Hutton Jan. 26, 2017, 11:05pm

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —The courts have sided with the Florida Charter Educational Foundation in its application to open a charter school in Palm Beach County, putting the organization one step closer to realizing its goal.

Walton County officials ante up for Sunshine Law violation

David Hutton Jan. 9, 2017, 6:25pm

MILTON, Fla. — The Walton County Board of County Commissioners has agreed to pay a $175,000 settlement award to a local activist in a Sunshine Law case.