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Legal-malpractice suit stays alive

John Severance Mar. 20, 2017, 10:08pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The 4th District Court of Appeal recently kept alive a legal-malpractice suit against foreclosure defense attorney Robert Lithman and two firms by allowing one of the plaintiffs to continue its case.

Pinellas County officials fight back against 'sovereign citizens'

John Severance Mar. 18, 2017, 1:08pm

&&& A prisoner serving 20 years for attempted murder recently wrote that Ken Burke, Pinellas Circuit Court clerk, should immediately release him from prison. In another case, the prisoner claimed Burke was liable for $50 million.

Jackpot winner, also a convicted sex offender, allegedly fails to make settlement payment

John Severance Mar. 17, 2017, 7:38pm

ORLANDO — A convicted sex offender who won a $3 million Florida Lottery jackpot and settled a lawsuit filed by his alleged victims is in more hot water with the court system.

State Supreme Court, house speaker at odds over senior-justice service

John Severance Mar. 13, 2017, 8:36pm

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Supreme Court Justice James E.C. Perry was set to retire in Dec. 30 of last year. But he still had some cases to work on, so Perry was granted service as a senior justice.

Appeals court rejects gun rights group's suit against city of Tallahassee

John Severance Mar. 13, 2017, 7:12pm

TALLAHASSEE — An appeals court recently handed a victory to the city of Tallahassee, rejecting a suit filed by a pair of guns-rights groups.

Brevard clerk says EDC documents made deal 'go'

John Severance Aug. 29, 2016, 1:33pm

TITUSVILLE – Brevard County Clerk of Court Scott Ellis has waited more than three years for this.

New College of Florida hires new general counsel

John Severance Aug. 1, 2016, 11:57am

SARASOTA – New College of Florida, a liberal arts college in Sarasota, has hired Michael Pierce as its general counsel

Poll: Florida voters favor alternative energy proposals

John Severance Jul. 15, 2016, 4:09pm

SAINT LEO – Florida voters support two different alternative energy proposals that will be on the ballot in August and November, according to the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

17 Carlton Fields attorneys recognized as Legal Elite

John Severance Jul. 12, 2016, 10:17am

ST. PETERSBURG – Florida Trend magazine recently released its 2016 Legal Elite list, and there was one firm that got more recognition than anybody else.

Ocala real estate attorney honored for 50 years of service

John Severance Jul. 12, 2016, 10:06am

OCALA – At age 81, Landis Curry, a lifelong Ocala resident, is still practicing real estate law. Just last month, he was honored by the Florida Bar for 50 years of service.

Plea deal possible for accused shark sellers

John Severance Jul. 4, 2016, 5:29pm

MIAMI – The attorney for a Florida Keys couple accused of illegally buying and selling sharks said it’s possible a plea deal may be reached in a hearing before U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez on July 11.