TAMPA – Six elderly Florida residents are alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in their lawsuit against the state over the length of time it takes them to get in-home Medicaid care.
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OCALA – Though the number of plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging exposure to fire retardant chemicals caused people to develop cancer currently stands at eight, their attorney said a class action could increase the number of plaintiffs to hundreds.
Florida jury slaps tobacco company R.J. Reynolds with $5 million in damages for smoker’s heart disease case
A jury for the 11th Judicial Circuit Court on Wednesday hit tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds with a $5 million damage award for the heart disease a man suffered after 30 years of smoking.
MIAMI – Closing arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit charging tobacco company R.J. Reynolds with causing a man’s coronary artery disease saw the attorney for plaintiff Paul Rouse ask for $8.5 million in damages to include future suffering.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Nov. 2 granted a partial summary judgement to a fashion company suing a woman for allegedly using its logo to sell similar products on eBay.
Fort Lauderdale considers suing Big Oil amidst federal court rulings rejecting climate change theories
FORT LAUDERDALE (Legal Newsline) – The Fort Lauderdale City Commission is considering suing oil companies over the climate change activists say could raise sea coastal levels to catastrophic proportions.
TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 7 dismissed a motion by a defendant to dismiss a case alleging a man’s privacy rights were violated when he received texts that were marketing ploys.
MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on May 18 granted a retrial in the case of an insurance carrier who refused to pay for roof damage to a restaurant saying the damage was outside its coverage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.