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Florida transportation department receives reduced reward In wrongful termination case

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

University of Miami Law School’s Law Without Walls program extends worldwide

MIAMI – Growing the use of technology in law, the University of Miami Law School has a program designed to give law students real-world application and mentoring of business problems companies face today.

After Hogan sex tape ruling, Gawker CEO may file for bankruptcy

ST. PETERSBURG – Gawker Media's CEO may file for bankruptcy to avoid a $140 million judgment in legal suit brought on by Hulk Hogan.

Nursery rejected license to grow Charlotte’s Web marijuana

TALLAHASSEE – A nursery is in a dispute with lawmakers over obtaining a license to grow, process and distribute a strain know as Charlotte’s Web.

State's judges 'underpaid,' may deter lawyers from entering profession

JACKSONVILLE – Recent scrutiny has been placed on judges’ salaries in Florida as some of the lowest in the country.