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Kardashians may be seeking arbitration in trademark case for privacy, cost

TALLAHASSEE — In the trademark case between the Kardshians and Kroma Makeup EU LLC, the Kardashians might be pushing to compel arbitration for privacy, said Sarah Bro, partner with McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

Florida couple win legal battle over skydiving business

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. — A Florida couple is happy to have its long-term legal battle over its skydiving business finally reach a conclusion in its favor.

Official: Struggling Charlotte law school encourages some students to transfer to Florida Coastal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina recently was denied federal student-loan funding, which is affecting its current and prospective students — with some of the students having been encouraged to transfer to a sister school in Florida, according to a law-school transparency official.

Brevard County lawyer honored for pro bono work

TALLAHASSEE — Brevard County lawyer Brigitta Hawkins, who is credited with numerous pro bono hours, community service and her development of the Space Coast Community Law School, recently was honored for her work by the Florida Bar.

Florida attorney in payment dispute with estate of former NFL player

MIAMI — A Florida attorney is embroiled in a dispute over payment for legal services provided to a now-deceased NFL player.

Consumer accuses Bank of America of invasion of privacy, harassment

TAMPA — On Dec. 8, Florida resident Jennifer McCambridge filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against the Bank of America claiming harassment and invasion of privacy against the business. 

Appeals court takes $2 million of award to Nantucket Enterprises restaurant in eviction case

PALM BEACH GARDENS – On Dec. 7, a Florida district court of appeals reversed its monetary award to Nantucket Enterprises Inc. for conversion damages after the restaurant was forced out of the Palm Beach Garden Embassy Suites Hotel.

Court rules police needed warrant to search cellphone

A South Florida Appeals Court ruled that the Sunrise City Police needed a search warrant to go through a personal cellphone of a young man involved in the case of a stolen car. 

Casey Anthony attorney jailed on suspicion of cocaine trafficking

Todd Macaluso, ex-attorney for Casey Anthony in a notorious murder case, has recently been disbarred as an attorney and booked into jail for seeking to transport five kilograms of cocaine and distribute it.

Former employee alleges Gold & Diamond unjustly fired her for being a whistleblower

CLEARWATER – The former employee of a jeweler based in Clearwater alleges she was terminated for reporting that employees were violating laws.