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Hulk Hogan's Gawker verdict as much about newsworthiness as privacy, according to experts

Jamie Kelly Jun. 26, 2016, 11:53am

ST. PETERSBURG—The $140 million Florida verdict for invasion of privacy last month that has driven Gawker Media into bankruptcy and toward a possible sale is less a result of one state’s privacy laws and more a combination of the decision of one particular jury and possibly the visceral reaction to excerpts of a sex tape, according to people who have studied the case.

Colleagues praise newly appointed state solicitor general

Jamie Kelly Jun. 24, 2016, 7:10pm

TALLAHASSEE – Those who have worked with Amit Agarwal, who was appointed earlier this month to be Florida’s new solicitor general, have high praise for him as an attorney and as a person.

Campaign contributions a 'permanent reality,' says lawyer

Karen Kidd Jun. 24, 2016, 7:06pm

TALLAHASSEE –– Donald Trump's political contribution to Florida's elected attorney general created at least the appearance of bias and impropriety. This is a danger faced by all elected legal officials, a Miami attorney said during a recent interview.

Legal ethics require caution with social media during litigation, prof says

Jamie Kelly Jun. 24, 2016, 4:26pm

GAINESVILLE – With social media becoming an ever-greater part of people’s lives, it isn’t surprising that it’s also being drawn in to litigation, but lawyers need to be careful when advising clients, according to a Florida law professor.

Florida Supreme Court to decide if 'pain and suffering' caps are consitutional

Sean Fowler Jun. 24, 2016, 4:22pm

TALLAHASSEE – Florida's highest court held hearings earlier this month on a case that could redefine the ever-changing legal landscape of medical malpractice suits.

Former Galuppis on the Green employee alleges she wasn't paid overtime

Wadi Reformado Jun. 24, 2016, 11:10am

MIAMI – A server alleges she was not paid at the proper rate for the approximately 10 overtime hours she worked each week.

First Advantage Background Services alleged to have inaccurate report on man

Wadi Reformado Jun. 24, 2016, 11:04am

TAMPA – A Tarpon Springs man alleges he was denied employment because of an inaccurate consumer report.

Man alleges AmeriFinancial Solutions LLC called him trying to reach another person

Wadi Reformado Jun. 24, 2016, 10:54am

MIAMI – A Broward County man alleges a debt collector contacted him trying to collect a debt from another person.

eBay sellers alleged to offer counterfeit Chanel products

Wadi Reformado Jun. 24, 2016, 10:41am

MIAMI – A luxury goods maker alleges that eBay and bonanza.com sellers are offering counterfeit versions of its products.

Man claims Fort Lauderdale Sears isn't accessible to disabled

Wadi Reformado Jun. 24, 2016, 10:31am

MIAMI – A Palm Beach County individual is suing a Fort Lauderdale retail store alleging it failed to keep its property accessible to disabled persons.

Havana Pharmacy & Discount Inc. accused of not paying for products

Wadi Reformado Jun. 24, 2016, 10:20am

MIAMI – An Illinois company that maintains an office in Tallahassee alleges a Miami company owes it for health products.

Bradford County Sheriff's Office, employee facing suit regarding driver's information

Wadi Reformado Jun. 24, 2016, 10:13am

JACKSONVILLE – A St. John's County man alleges that an employee of a sheriff's office obtained personal information about him to be used for illegal purposes.

Photographer claims photo was used without permission

Wadi Reformado Jun. 23, 2016, 7:17pm

FORT LAUDERDALE – A South Florida photographer claims an employee of a Pembroke Pines country club used his work without permission.

Woman files suit against LINA for long-term disability benefits

Wadi Reformado Jun. 23, 2016, 7:09pm

OCALA – A Citrus County woman alleges her long-term disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Pinebrook Plaza owner accused of violating ADA

Wadi Reformado Jun. 23, 2016, 7:01pm

ORLANDO – An individual has filed a suit alleging that the owner of the Pinebrook Plaza in Fort Myers failed to keep the premises easily accessible for persons with disabilities.

Orlando city attorney named first female president at GrayRobinson

Rebecca Campbell Jun. 23, 2016, 6:37pm

ORLANDO – Mayanne Downs has been named president and managing partner at the GrayRobinson law firm, making her the first woman to take over at one of the state’s largest firms.

FAMU student election prompts legal battle

Katelyn Kivel Jun. 23, 2016, 6:27pm

TALLAHASSEE – A contested student government election at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is poised to have wide legal ramifications for universities and students outside the Rattler community.

Florida Supreme Court upholds tax on out-of-state flower orders

Taryn Phaneuf Jun. 23, 2016, 6:20pm

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court recently determined it’s constitutional to tax the sale of flowers that are ordered online through a company that resides in the state even though the order is fulfilled outside the state.

Suit filed against Key Financial Services over credit report

The Florida Record Jun. 23, 2016, 12:17pm

ORLANDO – A Jacksonville man alleges that a debt collector did not correct his credit report.

Sunrise Wash Mart LLC, owners accused of ADA violations

The Florida Record Jun. 23, 2016, 12:08pm

FORT LAUDERDALE – A Broward County woman alleges that a Sunrise business has barriers that restrict access to the disabled.