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HOLD FOR CONFIRMATION: South Florida law firm part of victorious medical-malpractice case

Noell Wolfgram Evans Mar. 20, 2017, 8:37pm

MIAMI — A South Florida law firm recently helped an Arkansas family win a $46.5 million settlement in a medical-malpractice case.

Appeals-court ruling potentially at odds with Florida Supreme Court ruling

Noell Wolfgram Evans Mar. 3, 2017, 5:55pm

MIAMI — Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently asked the Florida Supreme Court to consider a review of the ongoing case involving Florida Power & Light’s desire to utilize nuclear power.

Stetson law students help veterans navigate VA

Noell Wolfgram Evans Mar. 2, 2017, 6:26pm

GULFPORT — A group of students from Stetson University has heard the call to fix the veterans affairs system and is offering a clinic to help veterans navigate their benefits.

Hearing set for Florida judge accused of misconduct

Noell Wolfgram Evans Feb. 26, 2017, 6:29pm

FORT PIERCE — The Investigative Panel of the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) issued a ruling in December in the case against St. Lucie County Judge Philip Yacucci Jr.

South Florida officials applaud court ruling in water transfers case

Noell Wolfgram Evans Feb. 24, 2017, 3:08pm

NEW YORK  — The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case that dealt with the application of the Clean Water Act, a move officials in South Florida are praising.

Tampa lawyer hit with 'emergency suspension'

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 24, 2017, 2:38pm

TAMPA — A Tampa lawyer has been suspended following allegations that he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of his clients' money on himself, including vacations and casino outings.

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt facing off against liquidators of Bahamian bank

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 11, 2017, 12:04pm

MIAMI — The attorneys at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt find themselves being sued by FT Consultants, the liquidators for Rural International Bank, a failed bank in the Bahamas. 

Florida Supreme Court suggests shrinking number of Monroe County judges

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 10, 2017, 3:25pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court has issued its annual opinion on judicial workloads in the state — and one of its recommendations is to decrease the number of Monroe County court judges by one, according to keysnews.com.

Banked card game rights stay with the Seminole Tribe of Florida for now

Noell Wolfgram Evans Jan. 9, 2017, 9:21pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The drama continues around who controls the ability to operate banked card games in the state of Florida.

State senator makes second attempt to limit attorney's fees

Noell Wolfgram Evans Dec. 22, 2016, 1:34pm

Proposed bill would give judges more discretionary award options

Ruling allows Leesburg middle school students to form gay straight alliance club

Noell Wolfgram Evans Dec. 16, 2016, 2:03pm

LEESBURG, Fla. - Students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg can move forward with the creation of a gay-straight alliance (GSA) club following a Dec. 6 court ruling.

Quarles & Brady attorney to present on shareholder activism

Noell Wolfgram Evans Nov. 23, 2016, 11:40pm

NAPLES, Florida – Laura M. Holm, a partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, has been scheduled to discuss shareholder activism and high-profile shareholder campaigns against the directors of public companies in Florida at the South Florida Chapter of Women Corporate Directors (WCD) meeting. The title of her presentation is "Shareholder Activism and Corporate Governance Practices."

Miami attorney Julie Braman Kane to lead American Association for Justice

Noell Wolfgram Evans Nov. 18, 2016, 3:27pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has named Julie Braman Kane as president for 2017. Kane is a partner of Colson Hicks Eidson in its Coral Gables, Florida office. Colson Hicks Eidson also has offices in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans.

Hurricane Matthew leaves concerns of price-gouging in its wake, but some companies step up

Noell Wolfgram Evans Nov. 3, 2016, 3:42pm

TALLAHASSEE – When Hurricane Matthew arrived, the storm brought rain, wind, destruction, loss and a certain desperation to Florida. It also brought out unscrupulous business owners who have used the disaster as a way to make some extra money by radically increasing prices on key products (particularly things such as gasoline and water).

Dr. Dedra Sibley receives Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership Fellowship

Noell Wolfgram Evans Oct. 21, 2016, 6:41pm

COCOA, FLORIDA – The prestigious Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership fellowship was awarded to Dr. Dedra Sibley of Eastern Florida State College on Oct. 11. Sibley is one of 15 national administrators who have received this honor in 2016.

Floridians advised to use state's price gouging hotline following the hurricane

Noell Wolfgram Evans Oct. 12, 2016, 11:31am

TALLAHASSEE - As Hurricane Matthew moved closer to Florida, residents were doing all that they could to prepare for the damage the storm was sure to bring. For Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, this meant activating the state’s price gouging hotline.

UCF ordered to turn over Activity and Service budget records to student paper

Noell Wolfgram Evans Sep. 1, 2016, 1:22pm

ORLANDO – The University of Central Florida (UCF) has been ordered by the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida to release documents pertaining to the UCF Activity and Service budget.

Two men accused of impersonating as lawyers in Coral Springs

Noell Wolfgram Evans Aug. 31, 2016, 11:59am

CORAL SPRINGS – Joseph Anton Hilton, 56, and Adam Forman, 46, have been arrested on charges that they had been working as unlicensed attorneys.

Florida judges are debating whether or not to delay a trial involving a pregnant attorney

Noell Wolfgram Evans Aug. 14, 2016, 4:47pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges is tackling a sensitive subject: should a judge be able to postpone a trial when a pregnant lawyer enters her final trimester?

South Dakota judgeship 'loaned' to Florida to handle bankruptcy court case load

Noell Wolfgram Evans Aug. 10, 2016, 8:49am

TAMPA – On July 15, Roberta Colton was sworn in as a judge for the U.S Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida. Her appointment is a slightly unusual one as it originated in the District of South Dakota.