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Florida and Georgia await special master's decision regarding water rights to the Chatahoochee River

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Following a 30-year dispute between the states of Florida and Georgia over whether or not Georgia should have to cap its consumption of water from the Chattahoochee River, Florida is getting another chance at reclaiming its rights to the water.

Lawsuit claims UCF fraternity members posted sexual content online without consent

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 26, 2018

ORLANDO – A fraternity from the University of Central Florida is being sued after the members allegedly posted videos of naked women to a secret Facebook page without the women's knowledge or consent.

Florida residents facing lawsuits after requesting public records from government entities

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 21, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Public records, which are supposed to be easily accessible to residents of Florida, are now becoming more challenging to acquire due to action that some state governments are taking that threatens individuals with lawsuits when seeking public records.

Juvenile offenders avoid arrest with push for more civil citations

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 16, 2018

​In an attempt to decrease the number of juvenile arrests in Florida, civil citations have taken the place of handcuffs and a cell. Advocates see this as a better option – one that teaches young offenders that jail isn't the only option.

Wright National Flood Insurance sued for allegedly failing to pay damages caused by Hurricane Irma

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 4, 2018

MIAMI – A couple is seeking damages after they allege that Wright National Flood Insurance Co. (Wright National) failed to honor its obligations to reimburse them for damages to their home in Key Colony Beach caused by flooding following Hurricane Irma.

Federal judge transfers negligence lawsuit against The WIllough at Naples to Florida

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 2, 2018

​A man seeks damages after he alleges he was treated in a negligent fashion at healthcare facility in Naples while he was receiving treatment, but his case won't be heard in his home state of Maryland.

Woman with support animal claims discrimination against HOA

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 2, 2018

A Port Charlotte woman in a lawsuit claims she was denied her emotional support dog at her home, which caused her a great deal of distress.

West Palm Beach woman files damage suit claiming that she was hospitalized against her will

By Carrie Bradon | May 29, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A West Palm Beach woman recently filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Children and Families' Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Florida Department of Health and several individuals claiming that she was imprisoned by various health professionals and deprived her right to liberty under the 14th Amendment.

Former Pollo Tropical worker claims age discrimination, retaliatory discharge

By Carrie Bradon | May 28, 2018

MIAMI – A Miami-Dade County woman filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division, against a Miami company claiming that she was a victim of retaliatory discharge under the Fair Labor Standards, the Florida Whistleblower Act and age discrimination under the Florida Civil Rights Act.

Lawsuits piling up following Parkland school shooting

By Carrie Bradon | May 27, 2018

Following the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, parents and other survivors are taking measures to prevent another massacre, including families suing gunmaker American Outdoor Brands, formerly Smith & Wesson, as well as the store that sold the shooter the weapon for alleged complicity in the shooting.

Free speech, right to privacy collide in NRA suit against state's gun laws, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | May 21, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – In the legal battle involving the National Rifle Association and Gov. Rick Scott's new gun laws, another complication has transpired that may force the NRA to name two young adults in its lawsuit.

Marion County Sheriff's Office sergeant accused of violating woman's privacy

By Carrie Bradon | May 14, 2018

TAMPA — An appeals court is investigating the complaint from a woman who claims a sergeant at the Marion County Sheriff's Office violated her privacy and accessed her personal information as well as the personal information of thousands of others by accessing their vehicle identification database.

Experts: Roofing company that has scammed Florida homeowners may not be finished

By Carrie Bradon | May 11, 2018

JACKSONVILLE—A roofing company that has scammed more than 70 Florida homeowners is desperately searching for a loophole which would allow them to continue exploiting new customers.

Florida courts invalidate case against Boca Raton

By Carrie Bradon | May 11, 2018

JACKSONVILLE — A case against the city of Boca Raton, Chabad of East Boca Raton and TJCV Land Trust has been dismissed, following a complaint concerning the construction of a controversial religious center.

11th Circuit rules in case over felons' reinstatement of voting rights

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled in favor of the state Executive Clemency Board in the case of convicted felons who sought to have their voting rights reinstated.

Former employee claims he faced workplace discrimination at Xylem Dewatering Solutions

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — An employer is being sued over allegations of unpaid overtime wages and retaliation for reporting the unpaid wages as well as discrimination, a hostile work environment and retaliation for complaints about such behavior.

Minors sue Gov. Scott for failing to take climate change seriously

By Carrie Bradon | May 5, 2018

A group of juveniles is suing the state of Florida and Gov. Rick Scott, alleging that their constitutional rights are being violated in relation to climate change and the apparent lack of action from the government to remedy the situation.

Court case could give banks advantage in foreclosures regarding attorney's fees

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 30, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – A recent Florida Supreme Court case regarding foreclosure and the payment of attorney's fees has been gaining a great deal of traction and may even impact attorney pay for the foreseeable future in the state.

Attorney challenges Florida Bar’s recommendation of disbarment, alleges free speech violations

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2018

MIAMI BEACH – A Miami Beach attorney is fighting disbarment after he claims that he was pursued in bad faith by the Florida Bar and even allegedly threatened by a judge.

Personal injury protection insurance scrutinized

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 13, 2018

TALLAHASSEE—Amid a flood of assignment of benefits schemes that have insurance companies stretched thin, auto insurance reform is being sought to guarantee justice for those injured in car crashes, but this reform has been met with a great deal of pushback from insurers.

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