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Attorneys don’t favor regulating third party lawsuit lenders

Add Teaser hereTALLAHASSEE – Attorneys said there is a likelihood Florida could adopt a state law requiring disclosure of finance lenders who loan money to plaintiffs in lawsuits as the state of Wisconsin recently did, but two noted they would not like to see the kind of regulation that banks have.

Fatal Bonita Springs plane crash could end bizarre harassment case

A plane crash that killed the plaintiff of a lawsuit just days after he was released from jail for violating a restraining order prohibiting him from allegedly harassing military veterans who accused him of falsifying military service could be the end of a bizarre case that has continued two years.

Florida judge tells R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to keep paying state for tobacco settlement

A spokesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. remained mum in the face of a recent court setback after a Florida judge ordered the tobacco company to continue paying the state millions of dollars annually to offset medical costs caused by smoking despite R.J. Reynolds' selling off several of its best-known cigarette brands to a British firm.

Florida state senator sought to protect public's 'right to know'

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Sen. Rob Bradley said his lone vote opposing a newly passed bill that expanded exemptions allowing parties to meet in secret with an attorney to discuss imminent litigation if certain conditions were met---was an act of protecting public openness.

Federal appeals court affirms district court in securities fraud case

ATLANTA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed Nov. 1 the dismissal of a complaint and denial of a motion to move the case to a Florida state court made by a broker accused of alleged securities fraud.

City of Coral Gables might join lawsuit against Florida Power & Light after Hurricane Irma

A class-action lawsuit filed earlier this month against Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) by citizens angered at what they contend was the company’s failure to take preventive measures to deal with Hurricane Irma on Sept. 11 may be joined in litigation by the City of Coral Gables.

Florida health care law firm steps up asset preservation efforts

DELRAY BEACH — Malpractice lawsuits and regulatory laws in Florida that impact doctors and other health care providers have been increasing in recent years, along with requests from health care professionals on how they can protect themselves, leading attorney firms specializing in the field to provide more services.