Carrie Bradon News

Southern University sues for $2,455 plus interest

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 18, 2018

NEW ORLEANS – A university is seeking nearly $2,500 in sums due.

Consumer attorney: Senior scams in state 'more prevalent' and 'more sophisticated'

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 14, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Experts say that scams that target elderly residents of Florida have become more frequent in recent years.

Florida residents with felony convictions seek return of voting rights

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 9, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – After felons in Florida have served their time, they are prohibited from voting in elections and their only hope to have the right restored is to seek clemency from the governor, a process that some view as unfair and antiquated.

Florida adopts Delaware's standard for disclosure-only settlements in Quality Distribution merger case

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 9, 2018

LAKELAND – Following a complicated history of lawsuits, Florida has adopted Delaware's standard for reviewing disclosure-only settlements, which may prove to be helpful as it could limit merger objection litigation.

Attorney: Price gouging seen during Hurricane Irma 'very common'

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 9, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Following Hurricane Irma, some companies are alleged to have illegally inflated prices of items that are non-negotiable when it comes to preparing for a massive storm.

Florida Education Association files suit against state legislature over allegedly 'unfair' union law

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 17, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Education Association (FEA) has filed a lawsuit against the Florida Legislature over allegations that new legislation in regards to teachers unions is not fair.

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.

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