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Judge grants Patheon $18.5M in fees following win in 'unpleasant and nasty' antitrust lawsuit

Karen Kidd Sep. 25, 2017, 11:22pm

A Florida federal court recently granted pharmaceutical manufacturer Patheon Inc.'s request for approximately $18.5 million in attorneys' fees and defense costs following the company's win in an antitrust lawsuit late last year.

Venice attorney suspended for allegedly failing to diligently represent 4 clients

Karen Kidd Sep. 24, 2017, 8:00am

Venice attorney Kymberli Ann Veith has been suspended for one year following a June 29 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations she failed to diligently represent four clients, according to a recent Florida State Bar announcement

Land O’ Lakes attorney suspended over allegations poor bookkeeping lead to trust fund shortages

Karen Kidd Sep. 23, 2017, 10:00am

Land O’ Lakes attorney J. Manuel Neyra has been suspended for two years and placed on three years' probation following a Aug. 10 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that poor bookkeeping lead to shortages in his trust account.

Valrico attorney publicly reprimanded following reckless driving guilty plea

Karen Kidd Sep. 13, 2017, 12:00pm

Valrico attorney Lisa N. Wysong has been publicly reprimanded by publication and placed on probation following a June 1 Florida Supreme Court order after she entered guilty pleas to misdemeanors, including a charge reduced from a second DUI offense.

St. Augustine attorney suspended following false vendor invoices, settlement fund allegations

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2017, 1:47pm

St. Augustine attorney Christopher William Adamec has been suspended until further order following a June 28 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he created false vendor invoices and converted settlement funds for his own personal use.

Venice attorney disbarred following arrest on fraud charges

Karen Kidd Sep. 8, 2017, 8:00am

Venice attorney Adam Russell Miller has been disbarred following an Aug. 10 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated client funds for which he was arrested earlier this summer, according to a recent Florida State Bar announcement.

West Palm Beach attorney suspended after admitting to contempt

Karen Kidd Sep. 7, 2017, 12:31pm

West Palm Beach attorney Joshua Todd Hill Hauserman was suspended for 30 days following a June 29 Florida Supreme Court order after being found in contempt for failing to comply with requirements of a 2014 public reprimand that followed a DUI conviction.

Bradenton attorney suspended over allegations of misappropriation

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2017, 8:00am

Bradenton attorney Julie Ann Parker has been suspended until further notice following a May 31 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations she misappropriated at least $7,340 from her trust account, according to a Florida State Bar report.

Orlando attorney suspended twice in three months after failing to pay second mortgage

Karen Kidd Aug. 28, 2017, 8:00am

Orlando attorney Michael Kevin Rathel has been suspended until further notice following a June 12 Florida Supreme Court order after he was found in contempt for not cooperating in a Florida State Bar investigation, according to a recent state bar report.

Sarasota attorney suspended after more than $60,000 found disbursed from trust account

Karen Kidd Aug. 25, 2017, 4:00pm

Sarasota attorney John Pangallo has been suspended for three years following a May 25 Florida Supreme Court order after the Florida State Bar allegedly found more than $60,000 had been disbursed over about five years from his trust account, according to a recent state bar report.

West Palm Beach attorney suspended for violating terms of 2015 order

Karen Kidd Aug. 24, 2017, 4:00pm

West Palm Beach attorney Sally Gayle Schmidt has been suspended for one year following a June 29 Florida Supreme Court order for violating the terms of a 2015 order after a history of intervention and discipline for alleged alcohol abuse, according to a recent Florida State Bar report.

Miami attorney suspended for third time in less than year

Karen Kidd Aug. 23, 2017, 4:00pm

Miami attorney Christopher Steven Jones has been suspended for three years following a June 2 Florida Supreme Court ruling after being found in contempt for failing to comply with the terms of a previous suspension order, according to a recent Florida State Bar report.

Lakeland attorney suspended for probation violations

Karen Kidd Aug. 22, 2017, 4:00pm

Lakeland attorney Cindy LoCicero Runyan has been suspended for 91 days following a July 13 Florida Supreme Court order after she violated the terms of a 2015 order requiring, among other things, she

Cape Coral attorney disbarred after admitting illegal drug abuse, addiction

Karen Kidd Aug. 22, 2017, 8:00am

Cape Coral attorney Thomas Stephen Heidkamp has been disbarred following a July 13 Florida Supreme Court order after admitting to addiction to and abusing illegal drugs, according to a recent Florida State Bar report.

Palm Bay attorney attorney publicly reprimanded after deception by former client in probate matter

Karen Kidd Aug. 21, 2017, 8:00pm

Palm Bay attorney Armando Eduardo Rosal has been publicly reprimanded following a May 25 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he failed to diligently handle a probate matter, according to a recent Florida State Bar report.

Clearwater attorney disbarred after abandoning practice and at least three clients

Karen Kidd Aug. 21, 2017, 2:00pm

Clearwater attorney Tucker Skrocki Boyt has been disbarred following a May 18 Florida Supreme Court judgment after abandoning his practice and failing to communicate with clients in at least three separate cases, leaving one without counsel during a hearing, according to a recent Florida State Bar report.

Brandon attorney suspended after failing to respond to official bar inquiry

Karen Kidd Aug. 20, 2017, 4:00pm

Brandon attorney Richard Luther Bradford has been suspended until further order following a May 31 Florida Supreme Court ruling after he was found in contempt for noncompliance when he allegedly failed to respond to an official Florida State Bar inquiry, according to a recent state bar report.

State bar alleges disbarred Sarasota attorney owes $95,000 to two clients

Karen Kidd Aug. 20, 2017, 8:00am

Sarasota attorney William Robert Cohen has been disbarred following a June 22 Florida Supreme Court order over disciplinary matters pending against him, alleging trust fund shortages and commingling of funds, according to a recent Florida State Bar report.

St. Petersburg attorney publicly reprimanded following DUI plea

Karen Kidd Aug. 19, 2017, 4:00pm

St. Petersburg attorney Philip Andrew McCormick has received a public reprimand following a June 15 Florida Supreme Court judgment after McCormick entered a plea on a DUI charge, according to a recent Florida State Bar report.

Trinity attorney disbarred over loan from client he allegedly did not fully pay back

Karen Kidd Aug. 18, 2017, 2:39pm

Trinity attorney Constantine Kalogianis has been disbarred following a May 25 Florida Supreme Court order for engaging in a pattern of misconduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in a loan agreement from a client's inheritance.