TALLAHASSEE – Trial law firm Akerman LLP has added 30 new litigators to its staff of more than 650 after Houston-based firm Beirne, Maynard and Parsons dissolved in mid-July. The firm includes 350 litigators in 24 offices across the country.
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MIAMI – George “Jorge” Sarudy, a former high school dropout who went on to graduate from Florida State University with a law degree, is seeking re-election to Miami-Dade Circuit Court Group No. 72.
Judge: Law firms that released HIV patients’ names in press release protected by litigation privilege
MIAMI – A Miami judge has ruled that litigation privilege protects three law firms in a case where names of HIV patients were not redacted from press releases sent to the media.
Michael J. Furen has been an attorney since 1966
TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal recently reheard a case involving worker’s compensation, a move a judge said is rare.
TAMPA – Stacy Frank, a political activist very much involved in Hillsborough County politics, recently died from lung cancer at age 61 in June.
APOPKA – Tired of the divisiveness that exists between the Democratic and Republican parties, Apopka resident Robert Rightmyer is running for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives’ District 31 as an independent.
TALLAHASSEE – After failing to win a case in the 4th District Court to allow two homestead exemptions, a Florida woman is appealing her case to the state's Supreme Court.
JACKSONVILLE – This November, voters in Jacksonville will have the chance to decide whether they want to allow for the legalization of slot machines in the city.
ORLANDO – The now-closed Orlando law firm Butler & Hosch is being sued by two former business partners. Mark and Gerard Wittstadt filed the suit June 21 in Baltimore federal district court.