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Appeals court affirms decision not to renew license of Tampa plastic surgeon convicted of drug offense

Karen Kidd Jun. 16, 2017, 1:35pm

LAKELAND — A Tampa cosmetic surgeon who has since 2011 been fighting allegations she used patient information to obtain Demerol for her own use will not have her medical license renewed, according to an appeals court ruling handed down this month.

Professor: Appeals court ruled against alleged voyeur because iPhone password not protected by Fifth Amendment

Karen Kidd Jan. 11, 2017, 9:20pm

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Florida appeals court that ruled that an iPhone user can be compelled to give up the passcode to unlock his cellphone didn't feel it was covered by Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination, a law professor said.

Apfelbaum Law establishes office in Port St. Lucie

Karen Kidd Jan. 10, 2017, 6:22pm

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Port St. Lucie was a natural expansion location for Apfelbaum Law, the firm's managing attorney said in a recent interview.

Lawson for state Supreme Court justice wise choice by governor, FL business advocate says

Karen Kidd Dec. 16, 2016, 3:23pm

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott's appointment of a conservative appeals court judge from Winter Park is good news for business owners, an advocate said during an interview shortly after the governor's pick was announced earlier today.

Florida falls to No. 4 on ATRA's annual Judicial Hellhole list

Karen Kidd Dec. 15, 2016, 9:59am

This year's report focused less on Florida as a whole and more on the state's Supreme Court and south Florida.

Election general counsel sides with judge's decision about voter registration

Karen Kidd Nov. 6, 2016, 11:55pm

TALLAHASSEE -- As Tuesday's general election approaches, a federal judge's recent rejection of a Florida Democratic Party request to allow unverified voters to cast ballots was the right decision, says an election general counsel.

Gunster growth continues with promotion of four shareholders to leadership positions, other additions

Karen Kidd Oct. 28, 2016, 4:45pm

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA – Gunster, the West Palm Beach-based, forward-thinking law firm known for having its fingers on the pulse of the state's business climate, is finding that growth and success leads to more of the same, two of its members said during a recent interview.

Understanding how students learn is behind FIU law school's high bar exam passing rates, dean says

Karen Kidd Oct. 18, 2016, 10:22pm

MIAMI – Helping students learn the way each of them actually learns is a large part of the reason Florida International University College of Law achieves high bar exam passing rates, 87.5 percent this year, the college's dean said during a recent interview.

Brevard County woman's case against Kohl's over alleged robocalls one of many

Karen Kidd Sep. 28, 2016, 12:47pm

ORLANDO – A Brevard County woman's lawsuit against Kohl's Department stores over its alleged robocalls and other Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations is only one of a growing number of such cases, an industry attorney said during a recent interview.

Red light camera ticket recipients might have legal recourse after appeal court order, attorney says

Karen Kidd Sep. 27, 2016, 8:32pm

ORLANDO – Anyone ticketed in southern Florida after encountering a red-light camera may have recourse after an appeals court order last month, an Orlando attorney who set a precedent for getting out of Florida tickets earlier this year said during a recent interview.

Two Florida litigators found first U.S. litigation cost protection insurance company

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2016, 11:54am

MIAMI – Two Miami-based litigators once asked themselves why there was no insurance coverage for attorneys to cover the costs of pursuing a case.

Dist. 112 state House candidate cautiously optimistic

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2016, 10:40pm

KEY BISCAYNE – Mike Davey, the Republican candidate for the Florida state House seat being vacated by Rep. José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami), said today he is cautiously optimistic going into tomorrow's primary election.

Treat everyone with respect and dignity, Hillsborough Bar In the Trenches award recipient says

Karen Kidd Aug. 15, 2016, 8:06pm

TAMPA – Tom Scarritt possibly should win a separate award for the best locale from which to receive a bar association's civil trial attorney award.

Transgender inclusion expert: Alter law to allow gender change on birth certificates without surgery

Karen Kidd Aug. 12, 2016, 8:05pm

TALLAHASSEE – A Broward Judge will have to decide if self-identification is enough to allow the Florida Department of Health to carry out a teenager's request to change his gender on his birth certificate, a transgender inclusion expert said during a recent interview.

Retiring judge requests governor appoint successor in letter, attorney files suit seeking election

Karen Kidd Aug. 11, 2016, 9:31am

LAKELAND – The attorney for a Lakeland man fighting for the chance run for judge on the 10th Judicial Circuit Court says he suspects the way that bench, and others, is being vacated amounts to election tampering and is unconstitutional.

Law prof: Tickets issued through Aventura’s red-light camera program might still need paid

Karen Kidd Aug. 10, 2016, 8:34am

AVENTURA – A Florida appeals court decision earlier this week in favor of Aventura's red-light camera program means drivers who received traffic tickets from the city may need to pay up, a law professor said during a recent interview.

Honesty and hard work make a great commercial litigator, says new McGlinchey Stafford attorney

Karen Kidd Aug. 9, 2016, 10:14am

FORT LAUDERDALE – Credibility, hard work and doing the research are some important for any up-and-coming attorney who aspires to a career in commercial litigation, a new attorney in a Fort Lauderdale practice said during a recent interview.

Tamarac sees positive results in red light camera program, despite legal minefield

Karen Kidd Aug. 5, 2016, 5:57pm

TAMARAC – Despite ongoing litigation and general controversy in Florida over the use of red light cameras, the program in Tamarac has the nod of its city commission and some encouragement from an appeals court ruling earlier this week.

New city attorney says he wants his office to be the best in state within two years

Karen Kidd Jul. 29, 2016, 12:39pm

PORT ST. LUCIE – A new direction and a better outlook is what Port St. Lucie's newly hired city attorney, the third in as many years, says he plans for the embattled office, with a goal of making it the best in the state.

Realtor’s suit against BoA, Nationstar Mortgage won't go class action, new team member says

Karen Kidd Jul. 29, 2016, 12:27pm

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Realtor Michael Bondi's almost 10-year battle against Nationstar Mortgage and Bank of America won't go class action, the Florida attorney who joined Bondi's legal team earlier this month said during a recent interview.