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Walton County agrees to pay $175K in attorneys' fees

Robert Lawson Jan. 23, 2017, 10:53am

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. — The Walton County Commission conceded to pay attorneys' fees for citizen activist Suzanne Harris after a vote in late December, with three in favor, one against and one commissioner not present.

Experts weigh in on Roundup class-action suit

Robert Lawson Jan. 18, 2017, 3:31pm

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Monsanto faces a batch of lawsuits alleging its Roundup fertilizer product can lead to developing a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and two experts weighed in on the developments for The Florida Record.

Businessman accused of $100 million fraud claims bankruptcy

Robert Lawson Dec. 19, 2016, 3:35pm

ORLANDO – Central Florida businessman Timothy McCallan of Melbourne wants to claim Chapter 7 bankruptcy after a prior court ruling landed him in jail for running a debt counseling service that took in around $100 million but paid almost nothing to his client's creditors. 

Expert weighs in on malpractice case and standard of care

Robert Lawson Oct. 27, 2016, 11:25pm

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case involving medical malpractice claims after a patient left the hospital following a colon operation with a piece of plastic tubing still in his body that a nurse left behind.

Seminole Tribe, Martin County, Miami team up to fight state department over water toxins

Robert Lawson Oct. 12, 2016, 9:52pm

MIAMI — Attorneys representing Martin County, the city of Miami and the Seminole Tribe of Florida petitioned their case to the state that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) did not adequately inform the public about regulations on more than 80 water toxins. 

High court won't hear Escambia County's property tax case against Portofino

Robert Lawson Aug. 16, 2016, 2:51pm

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court refused to hear a case regarding beach property that is being developed by a company leasing the land after an appeals court said the company is not responsible for paying property taxes. 

Ocala doctor settles after medical subsidy fraud allegations and DOJ intervention

Robert Lawson Jul. 21, 2016, 10:15am

OCALA – A Central Florida cardiologist has agreed to settle claims that he provided unnecessary procedures to patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.

Lawyers believe Disney likely to settle any suit filed by family after alligator attack

Robert Lawson Jul. 12, 2016, 11:22am

ORLANDO – It is entirely possible the family whose 2-year-old was playing in the shallow waters of a lagoon at Disney World one minute then snatched by an alligator the next could sue the popular theme park. 

FSU supplying talent to California-based Pondera Solutions

Robert Lawson Jun. 20, 2016, 9:39pm

TALLAHASSEE – California-based Pondera Solutions, which has plans to double the staff at its Tallahassee testing facility, is working closely with Florida State University (FSU) to tap its talent pool.