Carrie Bradon News

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.

Despite increasing assignment of benefits fraud, some see hope for reform

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 20, 2018

A surge of assignment of benefits fraud has left Florida residents with higher rates for their insurance, and the Florida Legislature has let another year go by without enacting changes to stop such instances of fraud.

Under Florida bill, 9th Circuit could expand, other circuits could lose judges

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 21, 2018

A bill is working its way through the Florida Legislature that would add judgeships to the 9th Judicial Circuit while removing them from other circuits.

House bill would reduce man's jury award by over $2 million

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 7, 2018

A man who was injured in an Orlando crash involving a county employee may be awarded $750,000 by Orange County rather than a $2.9 million award from a 2012 jury trial.

Black Lives Matter Tampa lambasts new juvenile detention predisposition law

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 5, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – An appeals court recently issued a ruling that would have meant a number of Florida counties had to pay the state as much as $100 million in predisposition costs before underage offenders were sentenced, but recent legislation signed into law at the end of March by Gov. Rick Scott made the court case a moot point.

Non-law students have options for pursuing an LL.M. degree

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 25, 2016

MIAMI GARDENS – In recent years, there has been a growing interest in students who are pursuing LL.M. degrees, otherwise known as an advanced law certification with credibility worldwide, even though these students may not be involved in the law industry personally.

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