Carrie Bradon News

Florida Justice Reform Institute says higher limit on damages in county courts may add to courts' burden

By Carrie Bradon | May 13, 2019

The Florida House and Senate voted earlier this month to approve House Bill 337 that increases county lawsuit thresholds, changing the $15,000 limit on civil suit damages that has been in place since 1992.

E-cigs maker Juul Labs wins transfer of class action from Florida courts

By Carrie Bradon | May 6, 2019

A federal judge will allow e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs to transfer a class action lawsuit from Florida court to California.

Attorney: Naomi Osaka, family on solid legal turf in asking judge to void deal with former coach

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 22, 2019

Professional tennis star Naomi Osaka and her family are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the athlete’s former coach, alleging that an agreement made when the athlete was a minor is null and void due to her age.

Florida Chamber backs legislation to reform assignment of benefits system, protect consumers

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

The Florida Chamber of Commerce believes new legislation now pending in Tallahassee would improve Florida residents' lives by reforming the legal process known as assignment of benefits, adding new measures to protect residents from those who abused the AOB process before.

Massage Envy accused of ignoring charges of sexual assault

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 12, 2019

A lawsuit has been filed against Massage Envy, alleging that employees have not been vetted properly, putting customers in danger.

Fla. court reform group: Engle rulings denying tobacco companies chance to defend against big judgments

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 5, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused to hear appeals from three tobacco companies ordered to pay punitive damages in eight Florida cases decided under so-called Engle rulings, according to a Florida Watchdog report, even though the companies claimed they had not been given the chance to build their defense.

Attorney in Pottinger Agreement termination: 'Criminalization of homelessness is a harmful policy'

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 22, 2019

MIAMI -- The city Miami recently filed a motion to request that a protections agreement for homeless be terminated, arguing that there are enough current services to care for the homeless.

Southern Legal Counsel claims panhandling is constitutionally protected, 'is speech protected by the First Amendment'

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 20, 2019

Several southern Florida counties are arresting individuals asking for money, claiming that asking for money in public spaces without authorization from the government is illegal; other groups, however, claim that this is allowed in the First Amendment.

Grieco says bill targeting anti-Semitic criticism of Israel in schools is long overdue

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 11, 2019

A Florida state representative recently introduced a bill that would ban criticism of the state of Israel and other types of speech against the Jewish culture.

Palm Beach County representative sponsors bill to decrease anti-Semitism in schools

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 7, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- A bill to ban anti-Semitic criticism of the Israeli state was recently introduced by a Palm Beach County representative.

Lawyer for disabled woman allegedly raped, impregnated at health care facility vows to prevent a repeat incident

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 28, 2019

A family has filed a lawsuit against a Florida health care facility claiming their disabled daughter was raped and impregnated while at the facility for medical care.

Attorney says family's lawsuit against truckers who died in an accident that killed their minor son is 'complex'

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 17, 2019

A lawsuit has been filed by the family of a 14-year-old boy who was killed in a car accident with two tractor-trailers.

Miami attorney calls Florida Supreme Court ruling against education funding lawsuit a 'dereliction of duty'

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 14, 2019

A nearly 10-year-old lawsuit questioning the funding for a quality education system in Florida has been thrown out by the Florida Supreme Court.

Florida Justice Reform Institute backs Supreme Court school funding decision

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Supreme Court recently threw out a lawsuit that has been lingering for nine years, alleging Florida has not done enough to ensure that the state education system is of a high enough caliber.

Foundation for Florida's Future calls state high court decision 'a victory'

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Jan, 4 on a lawsuit filed nearly 10 years ago, alleging Florida was not doing enough to provide quality education to students, on grounds that the plaintiffs' allegations were without merit.

Condo association accused of numerous misdeeds; attorney says behavior is the norm

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2018

DESTIN -- A condominium improvement association is being sued by numerous residents for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duties.

Judge dismisses negligence lawsuit of Parkland shooting; attorney calls decision 'erroneous'

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE -- A Florida judge has rejected arguments by victims' families of the Parkland shooting, saying that the deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was not required to stop the shooting.

Detention, near deportation of U.S. citizen gives ACLU reason to be concerned, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 18, 2018

The ACLU of Florida said in a posting on its website that it filed a federal lawsuit Dec. 3 on behalf of a U.S. citizen who was detained by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office on behalf Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Judge allows negligence lawsuit to continue against ex-deputy present at Parkland shooting

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 16, 2018

A Florida judge allowed a negligence lawsuit to continue over allegations that the police officer on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Parkland shooting failed to take reasonable action to prevent students and staff from being killed.

Lawyer says video evidence favors homeless man alleging battery by police in Orlando

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 13, 2018

A homeless man is filing a civil rights lawsuit after he was allegedly struck by a police officer.

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