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Florida nursing homes called ill-equipped to handle emergencies

Florida nursing home agencies have been called upon to cooperate in an effort to properly equip residential facilities to handle emergency situations like the recent hurricanes.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit vacates order to deny class-action certification in debt collection case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has vacated a lower court's decision to deny class-action status in a lawsuit involving debt collection.

Florida State University's law school rises in Best Graduate Schools rankings

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State University's (FSU) law program has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.

Office of the State Courts Administrator opens up the system with social-media accounts

TALLAHASSEE — The Office of the State Courts Administrator has created some social-media accounts in an effort to better serve the public.

Brevard has too many judges, Florida Supreme Court says

TALLAHASSEE — Brevard County may be losing one of its county judges following a request by the Florida Supreme Court.

State Supreme Court's call for more judges in Orange County not necessary, local attorney says

ORLANDO — Despite a state Supreme Court decision, Orange County is not in need of any new circuit judges, according to a local civil-litigation attorney.

Spanish broadcasting giant signs Lara as general counsel

MIAMI — The Spanish Broadcast System has hired a Florida lawyer as its next executive vice president and general counsel.

Florida judge has license reinstated

The Bar suspended Judge Judith Hawkins' license in 2015 after investigators alleged she used her position to promote an organization she runs.

Appeals court rules $18.5 million award too much following tobacco lawsuit

A Florida appeals court has ruled that R.J. Reynolds be granted a motion for remittitur or have a new trial for damages

Tavernier couple gets $2.3 million in fines for illegal vacation rental reduced

KEY WEST — Officials with Monroe County have reduced the $2.3 million in fines that a Florida couple who illegally rented out their oceanfront home accrued.

Couple sues Barclay's bank after losing $6.5 million on investment

PALM BEACH -- A lawyer in Palm Beach has sued Barclays, claiming the bank forced her and her husband into an investment that allegedly cost them $6.5 million.

Florida Bar issues second complaint about popular Florida foreclosure lawyer

TAMPA, Florida — One of Florida’s most popular foreclosure defense lawyers has received another complaint from the Florida Bar.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida operating with half the staff needed

GAINESVILLE — The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida will be operating with half the judicial staff they require after Judge Robert Hinkle was reassigned to senior status. The court now has two vacancies.

Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon sued over physiomesh product

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – A new lawsuit claims more patients have been having problems with medical mesh products.

Supreme Court to weigh in on video conferencing hearing for mentally ill patients

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has been asked to weigh in on whether judges should use video conferencing for hearings involving mentally ill patients who were involuntarily committed.

Lawyer expects Levan to return to BBX after court decision becomes final

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Alan Levan will return to his role with BBX Capital once a decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals becomes final, according to the attorney for BBX.

State Supreme Court to hear case over wording of Allstate insurance policy regarding PIP fees

TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s Supreme Court will soon weigh in on the dispute between Allstate Fire & Casualty Insurance Co and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation.