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Parkland student files first lawsuit in deadly school shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE -- A victim in the deadly Marjory Stoneman Douglas School shooting that left 17 dead and as many injured has filed the first lawsuit in the case.

11th District Appeals Court upholds summary judgment in Fort Pierce police officer's harassment suit

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s summary judgment in favor of the city of Fort Pierce, Florida, in an employment discrimination suit where sexual harassment was also alleged.

4th District Court of Appeal remands Tequesta police dispatcher's case

The 4th District Court of Appeal has reversed a more than $400,000 award and remanded a case in which a former Tequesta dispatcher alleged that the local police chief groped her at a private party.

Property insurance bill proposed in Florida Senate moves to committee

State Sen. Dorothy L. Hukill (R-Port Orange) thinks the potential turmoil property owners could face in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma demonstrates the urgent need for the assignment of benefits legislation she is pushing.

Tallahassee attorney's indictment on bribery charges surprises community

TALLAHASSEE — The recent federal indictment of an attorney on federal bribery, conspiracy and money-laundering charges has left a Florida community surprised by the developments.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rules City of Doral improperly terminated police officer

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has reversed a Florida district court’s ruling to dismiss a case in which a former Doral police officer sued the city’s mayor for allegedly violating his freedom of speech rights.

Law firm gives to Florida house speaker's reelection campaign

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran seems to have the Midas touch in the world of political fundraising.

Florida Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in case between governor, state attorney

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in the death penalty dispute between Gov. Rick Scott and State Attorney Aramis Ayala.

Scott signs bill to reduce 'frivolous' public records lawsuits

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has signed a bill passed by the Florida Senate aimed at rooting out “gotcha” public records requests that have long been a part of the state's legal landscape.

State attorney, Scott awaiting Florida Supreme Court review in death penalty dispute

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court is now weighing suits filed against Gov. Rick Scott by State Attorney Aramis Ayala after he stripped her office of several high-profile murder cases over her decision not to seek the death penalty.

Visa investment program set to expire; South Florida developers count on short extension

The EB-5 visa investment program faces an uncertain future when it officially expires April 28.

Florida prosecutor sues governor after he removed her from death penalty cases

ORLANDO — Florida state attorney Aramis Ayala has filed a pair of lawsuits against Gov. Rick Scott aimed at reversing his order to take criminal cases away from her based on her public declaration that she will no longer seek the death penalty in any case.

Florida appeals court orders new trial for tobacco case that produced $23.6B verdict

TALLAHASSEE — An appellate court in Florida has ordered a new trial in a cancer-related case in which tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds was ordered to pay a record-high $23.6 billion judgment.

Former Rodes Farms chef claims she was wrongfully fired

FORT MEYERS — A Lee County woman has filed suit against former employer Rodes Farms Inc., alleging that the Florida-based seafood restaurant wrongfully terminated her after she complained about unpaid payment for overtime work.

Broward judge reprimanded by Florida Supreme Court

TALLAHASSEE — A Broward County circuit-court judge, who admitted “undignified conduct” while sitting on the bench, has been publicly reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court.

Orlando state attorney's employees fired after alleged drug use

ORLANDO — The six female workers recently fired from the Orlando State’s Attorney office after the newly elected top prosecutor learned of their alleged drug use have no legal grounds to fight their terminations, according to one attorney.

Overtime violation suit against Carlisos Construction dropped

 FORT MYERS – A wage violation suit against Carlisos Construction Inc. by a former employee has been dropped.

Bucs' Winston settles suit with former FSU classmate

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has settled a sexual suit involving a former Florida State University classmate, but the details of the compromise are likely to forever remain cloaked in secrecy.

Court to hear appeal in State Farm 'trade secret' dispute

FORT LAUDERDALE – A three-judge panel is slated to hear appeal arguments just after the new year in the simmering “trade secrets” dispute between State Farm Florida and state insurance regulators.

Florida pharmacy owner to pay $4.25 million fine

ORLANDO -- A Florida compound pharmacy owner is the latest proprietor in an ongoing probe to agree to reimburse the federal government millions of dollars in fines over alleged billing violations of the Department of Defense’s TRICARE program.