Dawn Geske News

GMA Legal Conference: A 'must-attend event' for food, beverage and consumer product legal professionals

By Dawn Geske | Jan 23, 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS – This year's Grocery Manufacturers Association's Legal Conference event is set to be held in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.

Garden of Gulf Cove Property Owners’ member gets another chance to prove assessment payment

By Dawn Geske | May 21, 2018

FORT MYERS. Fla -- A motion to dismiss a case over an alleged defrauding of a member of a property owners’ association’s home was denied in part and granted in part by District Judge Sherri Polster Chappell in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Fort Myers Division.

Lease termination turns into credit issue case against National Credit System

By Dawn Geske | May 21, 2018

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A plaintiff's motion to strike in the Fair Credit Reporting Act case against National Credit System has been granted as well as denied on several arguments.

Branch Banking & Trust Company Receives Work Product Protection For Detailed Suspicious Incident Report In Alleged Fraudulent Check Cashing Case

By Dawn Geske | May 21, 2018

An order has been issued regarding a Suspicious Incident Report (SIR) provided by Branch Banking & Trust Company in a case involving the cashing of what was thought to be a forged refund check.

Florida transportation department receives reduced reward In wrongful termination case

By Dawn Geske | May 14, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – District Judge Robert L. Hinkle has issued a court order to allow for a reduced award regarding the case between the Florida Department of Transportation and an employee that was wrongly terminated.

Liggio Law donates leftover class action suits monies to charities

By Dawn Geske | Apr 24, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – Liggio Law is giving back to the community with several donations to charitable organizations in Florida from leftover settlement awards recovered in class action suits.

Homestead lawsuit comes to a potential halt in Florida

By Dawn Geske | Jan 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — It is possible that a Florida homestead case will end with the decision that was made by the Florida Supreme Court ruling against the plaintiff.

Administrative Order issued for investigation into death row attorney Mary Catherine Bonner

By Dawn Geske | Dec 18, 2016

An investigation has been ordered into a Fort Lauderdale attorney that serves as the legal counsel to death row inmates through the state’s registry of lawyers.

Red light camera case enters Florida court system

By Dawn Geske | Nov 10, 2016

ORLANDO – Another red light camera case is in the spotlight in the Florida courts system, prompting judges to reexamine whether administrative hearings for these violations are constitutional.

Ocala officials offer three ordinance proposals for marijuana dispensaries

By Dawn Geske | Oct 24, 2016

OCALA -- Three versions of a medical marijuana ordinance will be created by the Ocala City Council to help officials explore the idea of allowing dispensaries to set up shop within the city.

Former senator joins Becker & Poliakoff's government law and lobbying group

By Dawn Geske | Oct 16, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE - Becker & Poliakoff has announced the appointment of a former Republican state senator to its law firm.

Bad faith regulation revisions discussed by Manasota Trial Lawyers

By Dawn Geske | Oct 12, 2016

LAKEWOOD RANCH – Updated bad faith regulations were the focal point of recently held board seminar of the Manasota Trial Lawyers.

Supreme Court supports STOLI policies

By Dawn Geske | Oct 11, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The secondary insurance market in Florida has received a break with a ruling in its favor regarding stranger-oriented life insurance (STOLI) policies. 

Water mitigation scams running rampant in southeastern Florida

By Dawn Geske | Oct 5, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH – Non-catastrophe water claims allegedly are out of control in the Tri-County area of Florida, according to an editorial written by the Palm Beach Post editorial staff.

Rogers Tower attorney named Blue Coat for 2017 Players Championship

By Dawn Geske | Sep 22, 2016

PONTE VEDRA BEACH – A Rogers Towers attorney has been honored as one of six volunteers named to the position of Blue Coat for The Players Championship golf tournament.

Last attorney permanently disbarred over alleged involvement with DUI arrest setup of rival attorney

By Dawn Geske | Sep 15, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Another Florida attorney has been permanently disbarred in a case that allegedly involved setting up the arrest of another attorney.

ESPN denied dismissal in suit with New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul

By Dawn Geske | Sep 14, 2016

MIAMI – ESPN’s motion to have a lawsuit dismissed against it has been declined in a case brought on by a New York Giants defensive end for releasing a portion of his medical records.

Nelson leads in campaign monies days before 4th Circuit state attorney primary

By Dawn Geske | Aug 24, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – As the primary election nears for the 4th Circuit state attorney, Melissa Nelson still leads in campaign totals.

Charges filed against Duval County circuit court judge for alleged racist and sexist comments

By Dawn Geske | Aug 14, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – A Duval County circuit court judge has been reassigned to probate court after a female staff attorney claimed that he made racist and sexist remarks to her.

Florida attorney general tries to halt merger between major insurance companies

By Dawn Geske | Aug 14, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – A merger between two insurance companies is being blocked by a lawsuit filed by Florida's attorney general's office.

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