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Weather prompts rescheduling of arguments in indigent care reimbursement case

Kristin Danley-Greiner Dec. 2, 2016, 2:17pm

TALLAHASSEE -- Oral arguments will not resume until Feb. 8 in the constitutional battle over a 2003 state law requiring Sarasota County to reimburse private hospitals for providing indigent care, due to the weather.

Florida leads nation in car accident drownings, movement underway to address problem

Michelle de Leon Nov. 27, 2016, 10:55pm

ORLANDO -- A review of federal crash data has revealed that Florida has the highest number of deaths by car accident drowning.

Red light camera case enters Florida court system

Dawn Geske Nov. 10, 2016, 10:09pm

ORLANDO – Another red light camera case is in the spotlight in the Florida courts system, prompting judges to reexamine whether administrative hearings for these violations are constitutional.

Florida appeals court rules medical malpractice limits are unconstitional

Moni West Nov. 9, 2016, 9:48am

LAKELAND -- A second appeals court has declared that limits can't be placed on the amount of money awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits and that setting such limits is unconstitutional.

Voters will decide if Florida should expand medical marijuana law

Joe Dyton Nov. 7, 2016, 11:33am

TALLAHASSEE -- On Nov. 8, Floridians can vote on a proposed revision to a state constitution amendment, Amendment 2, that would expand the law governing medical marijuana and its users.

Election general counsel sides with judge's decision about voter registration

Karen Kidd Nov. 6, 2016, 11:55pm

TALLAHASSEE -- As Tuesday's general election approaches, a federal judge's recent rejection of a Florida Democratic Party request to allow unverified voters to cast ballots was the right decision, says an election general counsel.

Voting booth selfies banned in Florida

Dee Thompson Oct. 30, 2016, 10:02pm

TALLAHASSEE -- People want to take “selfies” everywhere they go, which includes the voting booth. However, by law, Florida residents cannot take selfies when they vote. 

The late Norman Wolfinger honored with Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award

Kathleen McGuire Gilbert Oct. 26, 2016, 10:43pm

MELBOURNE -- Norman Wolfinger, former state attorney in Brevard and Seminole counties, veteran and advocate for veterans and children, was posthumously awarded with the public service lifetime achievement award from Space Coast Daily.

Ocala officials offer three ordinance proposals for marijuana dispensaries

Dawn Geske Oct. 24, 2016, 11:48pm

OCALA -- Three versions of a medical marijuana ordinance will be created by the Ocala City Council to help officials explore the idea of allowing dispensaries to set up shop within the city.

Florida police chiefs, former justices call for rejection of revised marijuana proposal

Carrie Salls Oct. 24, 2016, 12:13am

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) and five former Florida Supreme Court justices have voiced opposition to a November ballot question that asks voters in the state to legalize marijuana through a constitutional amendment.  

Pulse nightclub first responders denied PTSD compensation

Michelle de Leon Oct. 20, 2016, 2:33pm

ORLANDO -- The state of Florida is being urged by one of the first responders in the Pulse nightclub mass shooting incident to allow those in their profession who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to receive long-term disability payments from the state.

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.

State of Florida, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office allegedly falsely arrested, imprisoned a man for eight days

Wadi Reformado Sep. 21, 2016, 2:43pm

JACKSONVILLE — An individual has filed suit against the state of Florida and a sheriff's office for alleged violation of his human rights after he allegedly was arrested without a warrant and imprisoned for eight days without proof of any wrongdoing, then released. 

Attorneys file lawsuit in Tallahassee to end ‘discriminatory’ tampon tax

Katie Chevrier Jul. 27, 2016, 10:55am

TALLAHASSEE – Bryan Gowdy, a Jacksonville attorney, and Dana Brooks, a Tallahassee attorney, recently filed a class-action lawsuit against the state of Florida for imposing sales tax on feminine products, which are not considered medical products by the state.

New regulation could bring fines for Florida contractors

Jenna Spinelle Jul. 15, 2016, 7:15am

TALLAHASSEE – A new regulation passed earlier this month puts the devil in the details for many Florida contractors.

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. 

Residency requirements a focus in Lake County race

Mark Powell Jun. 14, 2016, 7:52pm

TAVARES – Election controversy has reached Lake County as Tim Sullivan, who is running for re-election as commissioner, is facing residency accusations that could severely impact his campaign moving forward.

Attorney, marijuana lobbyist starting a new law firm says she hopes example is inspiring

Karen Kidd Jun. 13, 2016, 8:00pm

FORT LAUDERDALE – Successful South Florida attorney and marijuana lobbyist Nicole “Nikki” Fried, who announced the formation of a new law firm earlier this month, said she hopes her example is an inspiration for other women active in politics and public advocacy.

Barner relying on experience to win Broward County court seat

Carrie Salls Jun. 2, 2016, 4:07pm

FORT LAUDERDALE – Florence Barner touched on a case backlog, distrust of the justice system in minority communities, and truancy and juvenile traffic crimes as issues she would like to address if she is successful in her bid for a seat as a judge in the Broward County Court.

Miami real estate developer's helicopter crash lawsuit revived by appeals court

Carrie Salls May 28, 2016, 10:56am

MIAMI – The Third District Court of Appeal revived a lawsuit earlier this year that pits the widow of a man who died in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas against Miami real estate developer Jeffrey Soffer, saying the plaintiff could amend her complaint to address “deficiencies.”