Emma Gallimore News

African-American lawyers recognize civil rights pioneer Virgil Hawkins

By Emma Gallimore | Apr 30, 2016

GAINESVILLE – Virgil Hawkins opened the door to the legal profession for African-American lawyers in Florida, and the legal profession has not forgotten his sacrifices.

South Florida puts the brakes on red-light camera tickets until legal cases resolved

By Emma Gallimore | Apr 15, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The red-light camera program across South Florida is on hold pending the result of multiple court cases.

Lawsuit by former CEO could cost Orlando domestic abuse shelter more than $200,000

By Emma Gallimore | Apr 6, 2016

ORLANDO - One of Florida’s largest domestic abuse shelters is facing a lawsuit from its former CEO, who alleges that the Orlando-based non-profit breached her contract by letting her go in February.

Lawyer faces charges of forgery on court orders

By Emma Gallimore | Apr 1, 2016

MIAMI – A Miami lawyer has been accused of forging the signatures of seven circuit court and Broward County judges on documents related to structured settlements cases.

Settlement to give relief to more KB Homes homeowners

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 25, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Attorney General’s office has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with homebuilder KB Homes and its subsidiaries to repair homes found to not meet certain construction requirements.

Fantasy sports sites gamble on Florida law

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 25, 2016

TAMPA – Fantasy sports sites are operating in Florida despite laws that seem to forbid them, but new legislation may turn the gamble into a sure thing.

Former CEO of Butler & Hosch Law Firm resigns from Florida Bar Association

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 25, 2016

ORLANDO – Robert Hosch Jr., the founder of Butler & Hosch law firm, has begun the process to resign from the Florida Bar Association but admits no wrongdoing.

Rideshare company Uber subject to injunction in pending trial over trademarked name

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 25, 2016

GAINESVILLE – Gainesville company Uber Promotions won an injunction against the rideshare company Uber Technologies Inc., limiting the use of its brand name until judgment is rendered in a trademark infringement suit between the two companies.

Lawyer-client sex allegations may be fueled by ulterior motive, attorney says

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 19, 2016

A lawyer has been accused of having sex with an inmate in an interview room at the Broward Sheriff's Office, but her attorney says that the allegations have an ulterior motive.

Florida revamps death penalty sentencing for constitutionality

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 18, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers have approved changes to the state’s death penalty sentencing system in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the old system was unconstitutional.

Bill fails, but discussion over public records laws continues

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 17, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — Despite the compromise reached between public records advocates and lawmakers last month, controversial Senate Bill 1220 regarding Public Records did not pass in the Florida House of Representatives.

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