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Law firm fights sanctions in case involving convicted billionaire sex offender

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Florida law firm is asking a bankruptcy judge not to hold it or their former client in contempt for allegedly retaining copies of another firm’s confidential documents.

Federal court rejects time limitation finding in Iraq corruption case

A federal judge has revived a whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit that accuses two U.S. military contractors in Iraq of bribery and rigging bids.

Court backs deputies on using biker photos while lobbying against open-carry

JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled in favor of two Orange County sheriff's deputies who used photos of motorcycle club members in lobbying against a proposed open-carry law.

Court: iPhone seizure at accident scene violated 4th Amendment

MIAMI -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled it was a Fourth Amendment violation for a law enforcement officer to take away a person's cellphone without a "reasonable basis."

Judge: Don't charge when paying bankruptcy attorneys

MIAMI -- Attorneys thinking about advising bankruptcy clients to pay their legal fees with credit cards better think twice after a Florida judge ruled that doing so is a violation of federal law.

Supreme Court bars Florida man from taking further legal action alone

TALLAHASEE, Fla. – A Florida man who has filed numerous legal actions pertaining to his foreclosure proceedings has been barred by the state Supreme Court from filing any new complaints without legal representation.

Court rules consulting company’s non-compete lawsuit must be tried in Delaware

TALLAHASSEE – A case against former employees of an economic development consulting company accused of engaging in “predatory acts” and violating the agency’s non-compete provisions must be tried in Delaware, a Florida court ruled.

JPM-RDP Farms loses bid for crop loss insurance

FORT MYERS – A tomato farm has lost its bid for crop loss insurance after a federal judge upheld the decision made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency to reject the farm’s claim.

Appeals court remands case over site plan denial to Indian River

Florida court finds government violated developer’s rights under Ben J. Harris Act

Florida court reverses orders in dispute between Sweetwater mayor, commission

MIAMI – A Florida appeals court has reversed two final summary judgment orders in favor of Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez.

District judge allows plaintiffs in fair debt collection case to amend complaint

Plaintiffs in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act suit over a $400 discrepancy in homeowner’s association dues will have to amend their complaint, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida found.

Appeals court backs dismissal of karaoke track provider’s trademark infringement claims

A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of trademark and copyright infringement claims brought by Phoenix Entertainment Partners over karaoke tracks it created under the Sound Choice brand.

Florida appeals court reverses ruling in insurance case

A Florida court has reversed a decision concerning deductibles, ruling in favor of insurance companies rather than health care providers.

Court reverses order in pregnancy discrimination suit against Okay Insurance

MIAMI – The Third District Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s order awarding attorney’s fees to Okay Insurance in a pregnancy discrimination suit against Okay Insurance.

Florida appeals court orders new trial in insurance coverage dispute

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Second District Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a breach of contract case against Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.