Davion Smith News

Federal appeals court backs Navy's decision to withhold officer's suicide note from writer

By Davion Smith | Aug 6, 2018

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled the U.S.Navy was right to deny a book author's request to see a naval officer's personal suicide letter in a Freedom of Information Act case.

Tampa court backs Scientology in legal battle with estranged members

By Davion Smith | Jul 27, 2018

A federal judge denied a husband and wife's request to overturn a religious arbitration ruling that allegedly cost them nearly $1 million.

City of Coleman and its mayor win retaliation lawsuit brought by police administrator

By Davion Smith | Jul 27, 2018

The mayor of Coleman did not improperly retaliate against a police officer for lodging complaints about the department, a federal judge ruled on July 20.

Judge allows saw to be disassembled in Florida man's suit claiming product defects caused his injury

By Davion Smith | Jul 25, 2018

FORT MYERS – A judge in the Fort Myers Division of U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently granted a motion by Home Depot and equipment manufacturer Makita Inc. to disassemble a miter saw that a Florida man claims is allegedly defective and severed his arm.

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