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Homeowners face stiffer limits on sinkhole policies under state-created agency

Kerry Goff Dec. 1, 2016, 10:14pm

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – According to an Oct. 20 Florida Supreme Court ruling, a homeowner’s rights under a sinkhole policy are limited once an insurer becomes insolvent and the claim goes to the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA).

Senior judge debate continues in Florida courts

Kerry Goff Nov. 28, 2016, 12:21pm

TAMPA — Recently, senior judges, or retired judges who have returned to the bench to help with backlogs, have become a subject of debate in Florida. Foreclosure defense lawyers find the dependence on senior judges concerning because the practice seems to violate multiple constitutional requirements.

Teeple Hall announces addition of new attorney to help expand transactional and corporate practice

Kerry Goff Nov. 28, 2016, 9:15am

SAN DIEGO – Teeple Hall LLP, a boutique law firm in San Diego, announced recently that Darryl Mazow has joined their team to help the firm expand its transactional and corporate practice.

Florida Mesothelioma Center instructs patients to use appropriate firms

Kerry Goff Nov. 27, 2016, 2:50pm

TAMPA -- The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center recently announced there is a statewide initiative available to a person diagnosed with mesothelioma anywhere in Florida. The center is trying to help those with this illness find reputable attorneys that can help them gain compensation.

Polo club founder's attorneys seek appeal in vehicular homicide case

Kerry Goff Nov. 25, 2016, 4:55pm

TALLAHASSEE – Attorneys for John Goodman, a Wellington polo club founder who was convicted of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in October 2014, laid out additional arguments in an attempt to win a reversal last month.

Florida Supreme Court Justice Perry to retire next month

Kerry Goff Nov. 23, 2016, 3:14pm

TALLAHASSEE – James E.C. Perry, a justice of the Florida Supreme Court, says he will retire Dec. 30, reported Florida Politics in a Sept. 12 article.

Free, online Q-and-A on foreclosure in Florida with attorney scheduled

Kerry Goff Nov. 16, 2016, 4:57am

CORAL GABLES – One of Florida’s reputable foreclosure attorneys, Dillon Graham, is offering a wealth of information about foreclosure defense, free of charge, from 12:15-1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 16. This is open to anyone, homeowner or mortgage holder, who would like to understand the process better.

Florida Supreme Court allows husband's lawsuit against doctor after wife's suicide

Kerry Goff Nov. 10, 2016, 10:24pm

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Aug. 25 that a Sarasota man, Robert Granicz, may pursue his medical malpractice lawsuit against his late wife’s primary care physician, Dr. Joseph Chirillo, for her 2008 suicide, reported Medscape Medical News in an Aug. 26 article.

University of Miami law school teams up with NATIC for continuing education

Kerry Goff Oct. 30, 2016, 10:34pm

CORAL GABLES -- The University of Miami School of Law has announced a new collaboration between its Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Real Property Development LLM program and North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC).

Camel milk startup looking to break into North American market

Kerry Goff Oct. 30, 2016, 10:12pm

WELLINGTON -- A former petting zoo camel who has a new home with a Florida family also is the basis for a new business using camel's milk, called Camel Life Inc. 

Major League Baseball sued in New York district court by defunct Florida business owner

Kerry Goff Oct. 28, 2016, 12:46pm

MANHATTAN -- Neiman Nix, owner of a Florida sports performance facility and baseball academy, claims his now-defunct Florida business to be collateral damage of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 2013 Biogenesis doping crackdown and has filed suit against the league.

Sanchez and Henderson face off in Nov. 8 run-off for circuit judge

Kerry Goff Oct. 26, 2016, 10:51pm

Cristina Sanchez, President of the Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers, won a three-way race for circuit judge in Seminole and Brevard counties, according to an August 30 article in the Orlando Sentinel. Since no one won more than 50 percent, Sanchez and Stephen Henderson will face off in a run-off November 8.

Florida company fights Google over search results rankings

Kerry Goff Oct. 23, 2016, 11:45pm

MIAMI -- Wagoner Firm PLLC, an Albany law firm focused on startups, technology companies and securities, has been representing a Miami-based business in a suit against Google, which has not fared well for the internet giant.

Well-known Monticello attorney dies

Kerry Goff Oct. 22, 2016, 11:17am

GAINESVILLE -- Well-known and successful Monticello attorney John David Caminez passed away Sept. 25 in Chance Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. For almost 43 years, he litigated cases involving personal injury and wrongful death in northern Florida, as well as served as co-counsel for numerous cases in Georgia, Alabama and other states.

Medicaid suit creates more taxpayer drain in legal fees

Kerry Goff Oct. 18, 2016, 10:30pm

If you thought taxpayer fees would go up because of Obamacare, what happens when a suit against the system creates more drain on the taxpayer? In recent legal invoices submitted by multiple state agencies, they show that Florida's Medicaid health agencies have accrued up $7.8 million in legal costs since 2006 during a drawn-out lawsuit over the program.

Appeals court seeks second opinion from Supreme Court on construction defect claims

Kerry Goff Oct. 12, 2016, 9:21am

TALLAHASSEE -- In a recent Florida federal district court case, the court addressed whether insurance companies issuing insurance policies in Florida must provide a defense to their insureds from construction defect claims.

Florida urged to follow DOJ's footsteps in phasing out private prisons

Kerry Goff Oct. 11, 2016, 7:17pm

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department recently announced that it is ending its relationship with private prison companies, citing poor results in safety, services and affordability. The new inspector general's report found that contract facilities were inferior to government-run ones.

Florida lawyer joins prominent law firm GrayRobinson

Kerry Goff Oct. 9, 2016, 9:46pm

TALLAHASSEE -- George T. Levesque, who is known as one of the top lawyers for the Florida Senate, recently joined the GrayRobinson law firm in Tallahassee. His practice areas include administrative and regulatory, appellate, government, government relations and lobbying, and litigation services for the firm.

Partisan attacks are creating issues for judiciary, Florida judges write

Kerry Goff Sep. 28, 2016, 1:00pm

TALLAHASSEE – Justice Barbara J. Pariente and F. James Robinson recently wrote an article for the May 2016 issue of the Florida Bar Journal that addressed how merit-based selection and retention is affected by partisan attacks.

Florida Bar Journal addresses the need for adult civic education

Kerry Goff Sep. 28, 2016, 12:54pm

TALLAHASSEE – The May 2016 issue of the Florida Bar Journal addressed multiple angles of civic education and ways to create a more trusting relationship between the people and the legal system.