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Recent discipline of attorneys highlights no-nonsense professional requirements

By Derek Dowell | Apr 19, 2016

ORLANDO – The Florida State Bar Association recently released the names and offenses of four attorneys who ran afoul of professional expectations.

Stetson International Commercial Arbitration Team collects accolades in Vienna

By Derek Dowell | Apr 19, 2016

GULFPORT – It was March Madness of a different flavor recently when an arbitration team from Stetson University College of Law took home multiple awards at the 23rd annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration moot competition in Vienna, Austria last month.

Former fiancee of Simply Organic CEO faces criminal and civil charges after $2.1 million in jewels go missing

By Derek Dowell | Apr 13, 2016

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Palm Harbor businessman Scott Patrick Mitchell broke up with his fiancee last summer and shortly thereafter realized $2.1 million in jewelry had gone missing from a vault to which only he and his ex, Mary Catherine Hunt, knew the combination.

Orlando soccer stadium deal stirs up eminent domain ruckus again

By Derek Dowell | Apr 8, 2016

ORLANDO – Just when it seemed the dust had settled over Orlando’s decision to use the eminent domain process to acquire land on which to build a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium, local activists Lawanna and Betty Gelzer allege in a lawsuit that the city violated Florida law by selling the land to private developers.

Matthew Harrod brings business acumen to Jacksonville's Brennan, Manna & Diamond

By Derek Dowell | Apr 7, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – The law firm of Brennan, Manna & Diamond recently welcomed Matthew Harrod to the Jacksonville office.

10-year bungled home construction saga ends with $168,000 ruling for Hillsborough woman

By Derek Dowell | Apr 6, 2016

LAKELAND – Fighting to recoup money lost because of her home’s shoddy construction has taken more than a decade of Michelle Gray’s life, and extracted a terrible toll both financially and emotionally, but it seems the Hillsborough woman will finally see compensation for her ordeal to the tune of $168,000.

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