FORT LAUDERDALE - Rita Mahfuz never had a chance to fend off her nearly two pack a day cigarette addiction, a Broward County jury ruled in rewarding her estate $37 million in damages on Feb. 28, in a suit that found both R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable.
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After three days and more than 10 hours of deliberations failed to produce a consensus verdict, Florida Circuit Court Judge Kevin Carroll declared a mistrial in a hit-and-run case involving a local woman now left “a prisoner in her own body.”
Mark Avera described his client as now being a “passive observer” in her own life.
Carolyn Johnson is hoping to seize the moment when it comes to reforming Florida’s assignment-of-benefits system.
Florida legislators seek to abolish 'cronyism commission' that meets every 20 years to amend state constitution
TALLAHASSEE - Florida state Rep. Brad Drake (R-Eucheeanna) seeks to abolish a commission that meets once every 20 years to consider what hot-button issues should be placed on the ballot in consideration for becoming constitutional amendments.
TALLAHASSEE - This year could be "the year" - legislatively and in the courts - for small business owners in Florida, according to an industry leader.
A federal court judge in Florida has approved the nearly $300-million settlement between Ford car owners and Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp. over defective airbags motorists allege exploded when deploying.
MIAMI -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has dismissed two counts of a suit filed by a family against Celebrity Cruises after workers refused to allow an elderly woman back aboard ship after she took ill during a seven-day cruise around Mexico and the Caribbean in 2017.
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.
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.
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 — 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.
Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran seems to have the Midas touch in the world of political fundraising.
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.
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.
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.
The EB-5 visa investment program faces an uncertain future when it officially expires April 28.
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.