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Florida medical community has few options after cap on non-economic damages shot down

W.J. Kennedy Jul. 21, 2017, 1:19pm

TALLAHASSEE - The Florida medical community is still weighing its next steps following the June 8 Florida Supreme Court ruling, North Broward Hospital District v. Kalitan, that declared caps on non-economic damages (pain and suffering) unconstitutional. Options range from the futile and expensive to none.

Tampa attorney suspended 3 years following federal conviction regarding marijuana money

Karen Kidd Jul. 21, 2017, 8:00am

Tampa attorney Joe Manuel Gonzalez has been suspended for three years following a May 4 Florida Supreme Court order after his 2016 guilty plea to a felony for structuring financial transactions to avoid currency requirements in a marijuana case.

ProActive Technologies Inc. alleges former employee still owes more than $16,000

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 9:57am

ORLANDO – A Seminole County woman is alleged to still owe money for restitution to her former employer after an alleged scheme.

Homeowner claims Praetorian Insurance Co. breached contract with claim payment

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 9:44am

ORLANDO – An Orlando property owner alleges his insurer breached the insurance contract by failing to pay for property damages in full.

Avenue Shoppes LLC alleges it is owed more than $39,000 for rent

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 9:32am

ORLANDO – The landlord of an Orlando shopping center alleges that a tenant owes thousands in unpaid rent.

Woman alleges she was injured in fall at Buffalo Wild Wings

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 9:20am

ORLANDO – A patron of an Orange County restaurant alleges she was injured when she slipped on ice and water.

St. Petersburg homeowner alleges insurance company has failed to cover damages

Ma. Angelica Saylo Pilo Jul. 20, 2017, 9:16am

CLEARWATER – A St. Petersburg property owner alleges her insurer has failed to pay her benefits for damages to her home.

Winter Park man alleged to owe $6,000 to individual

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 9:11am

ORLANDO – A Winter Park man is alleged to have failed to pay a loan.

Man alleges collision with PACE Contractor Services vehicle caused injuries

Ma. Angelica Saylo Pilo Jul. 20, 2017, 8:57am

CLEARWATER – A motorist alleges he was injured in a collision in Pinellas County.

Homeowner alleges BSA Woodwork failed to complete project, did not obtain permits

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 8:53am

ORLANDO – An Orange County man alleges that an unlicensed contractor failed to complete work it was paid to do on his home.

Hilton Garden Inn Orlando at Sea World guests allege it provide defective shower seat

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 8:34am

ORLANDO – A Pennsylvania couple alleges that an Orlando hotel's negligence caused the husband to sustain back injuries.

Woman alleges Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Co. wrongfully denied coverage for Maitland property

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 8:18am

ORLANDO – A Maitland homeowner alleges that her home was damaged and that her insurer refused to provide coverage.

Calvary Christian Church High School student files suit against school, teacher after hammer injured head

Ma. Angelica Saylo Pilo Jul. 20, 2017, 8:04am

CLEARWATER – A Pinellas County woman has filed suit against a school alleging a head injury sustained there has impaired her ability to focus and reduced her ability to be accepted into college.

Lauderdale Lakes attorney suspended over mishandling funds in marital dissolution case

Karen Kidd Jul. 20, 2017, 8:00am

Lauderdale Lakes attorney Phillip J. Brutus has been suspended for one year, followed by two years' probation, following a May 4 opinion by the Florida Supreme Court for improperly disbursing in a divorce proceeding.

Homeowners seek benefits from Castle Key Indemnity Co. for roof, water damages

Jenie Mallari-Torres Jul. 20, 2017, 7:57am

ORLANDO – Orlando homeowners allege that their insurer wrongfully denied their claim for roof damages.

Appeals court rules agreement wasn't binding after settlement checks were delayed

Dee Thompson Jul. 19, 2017, 4:14pm

ATLANTA —A Georgia appeals court recently determined whether a case was settled when the settlement checks did not arrive on time.

Case involving centuries-old shipwreck artifacts sent back to Florida

Dee Thompson Jul. 19, 2017, 3:44pm

ATLANTA — A dispute over gold coins and artifacts from an 18th-century shipwreck off the Florida coast is the subject of an appellate court opinion which remands the case back to the district court level.

New York attorney suspended in Florida over misappropriating client funds, complaints

Karen Kidd Jul. 19, 2017, 3:29pm

TALLAHASSEE — Port Jefferson Station, New York, attorney Brian Christopher Morris has been suspended following a May 5 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated client funds and numerous complaints received by the Florida Bar.

Bayfront HMA Medical Center LLC alleges patient owes more than $70,000 for treatment

Philip Gonzales Jul. 19, 2017, 9:37am

CLEARWATER – A Pinellas County resident is alleged to have failed to pay medical bills.

Invitee accuses Risser Oil Corp., Caracara LLC of negligence after fall on property

Philip Gonzales Jul. 19, 2017, 9:32am

CLEARWATER – A man alleges he was injured at a St. Petersburg Beach business because of a hole in the parking area.