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Florida appeals court permits minor to be deposed in mother's motor vehicle crash case

Melissa Busch Apr. 27, 2017, 3:41pm

LAKELAND — An appeals court recently ruled that an 11-year-old boy can testify as a material witness in a personal injury lawsuit filed by his mother, claiming she was injured after her vehicle was rear-ended.

Appeals court cites free speech in ruling for creamery in milk labeling case

Melissa Busch Apr. 1, 2017, 9:07pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down a judgment that prevented a Florida creamery from labeling its all-natural product as skim milk because it lacked enough replenished vitamin A.

LGBTQ advocates don't fear suit aimed to rescind Jacksonville human rights ordinance

Melissa Busch Mar. 17, 2017, 2:48pm

JACKSONVILLE - Despite a lawsuit filed by the Christian law firm, Liberty Counsel, seeking to block an ordinance that protects gay and transgender individuals in Jacksonville, LGBTQ advocates remain confident that everyone’s rights will be protected.

Former top South Florida law-enforcement official joins Holland & Knight

Melissa Busch Mar. 8, 2017, 9:47pm

MIAMI — Wifredo A. Ferrer, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, has joined Holland & Knight as a partner at its Miami office.

Matthew S. Nelles, commercial and intellectual property lawyer, joins Berger Singerman

Melissa Busch Mar. 2, 2017, 5:12pm

FORT LAUDERDALE — Intellectual property and commercial litigator Matthew S. Nelles has joined business law firm Berger Singerman as a partner on the dispute resolution team. 

Stetson University College of Law's moot court named one of the best of the decade

Melissa Busch Feb. 26, 2017, 5:51pm

GULFPORT — National Jurist magazine again lists Stetson University College of Law’s moot court among the best 20 programs in the nation during this decade.

Perry uses Black History Month speech to encourage students to overcome

Melissa Busch Feb. 17, 2017, 6:32pm

ORLANDO — Florida attorney and former Circuit Court Judge Belvin Perry Jr. was exposed to the law at an early age.

Okaloosa County attorney Joseph D. Lorenz honored for pro bono work

Melissa Busch Jan. 19, 2017, 10:51pm

FORT WALTON BEACH – For the second time in nearly two decades, attorney Joseph D. Lorenz has been recognized for his service to indigent clients in Florida.

Florida court rules on workers’ compensation rate hike

Melissa Busch Jan. 8, 2017, 7:23pm

TALLAHASSEE – Barring emergency circumstances, a Florida court ruled that no extensions will be given in the appeal case looking to overturn a court order that invalidated the approved 14.5 percent rate increase on the state’s workers’ compensation rates.

Vote registration fraud investigation could be underway

Melissa Busch Dec. 23, 2016, 1:45pm

MIAMI — The Miami-Dade Office of the State's Attorney would neither confirm nor deny whether there is an open investigation into alleged voter fraud in Doral during the November general election.