Karen Kidd News

Canadian attorney reciprocally disciplined by Florida Supreme Court

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Canadian attorney Adam Seif faces suspension in Florida in a reciprocal discipline following a Nov. 15 Florida Supreme Court order following his suspension in Canada, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Melbourne attorney disbarred for allegedly abandoning clients

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Suspended Melbourne attorney Rolando Enrique Rodriguez has been disbarred following an Oct. 4 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that he abandoned his clients, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney publicly reprimanded over inappropriate texts to client's girlfriend

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Orlando attorney Curtis Dee Mendenhall has been publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly flirting via text with a client's girlfriend, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Miami attorney faces suspension, probation over alleged mismanagement of trust account and employee

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Miami attorney LaTonia Denise Jackson faces suspension and probation following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over issues arising from mismanagement of her trust account and a nonattorney employee, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Tallahassee attorney faces 30-day suspension over unpaid restitution order, practicing while ineligible

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Tallahassee attorney John Edward Eagen faces a 30-day suspension following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over an unpaid previous restitution order and practicing while ineligible, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

West Palm Beach attorney faces 10-day suspension over bungled title transfer

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

West Palm Beach attorney Richard Brian Carey faces a 10-day suspension following a Nov. 15 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he his mishandled a title transfer, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney indefinitely suspended following allegations of misappropriating about $37,000

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Orlando attorney Elizabeth Jayne Anderson has been indefinitely suspended following an Oct. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over misappropriation allegations, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Golden Beach attorney disbarred for allegedly misappropriating more than $1M

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Suspended Golden Beach attorney Jeremy W. Alters has been disbarred following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated more than $1 million from his law firm's trust accounts in 2010, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Federal judge dismisses some claims against City of Fort Pierce in police shooting of unarmed motorist

By Karen Kidd | Nov 19, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed some of the claims made against the City of Fort Pierce in litigation over the police shooting of an unarmed motorist, Demarcus Semer, during a traffic stop in 2016.

Federal judge recommends confirmation of arbitral award in case of injured former Norwegian Cruise Lines steward

By Karen Kidd | Nov 19, 2018

A federal magistrate judge has recommended confirmation of an arbitral award reached in the case of a former Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) steward who claims the company refused to pay for surgery after she suffered a spinal injury in an onboard incident.

Judges can be friends with lawyers on Facebook without disqualifying themselves from cases, Fla Supreme Court says

By Karen Kidd | Nov 18, 2018

Judges do not have to disqualify themselves from cases in which they are "friends" on Facebook with attorneys in those cases, a split Florida Supreme Court ruled recently.

Appeals court sides with Health Department in trauma center litigation made moot by new state law

By Karen Kidd | Nov 18, 2018

Despite passage of a law earlier this year that made the case irrelevant, a Florida appeals court last week sided with the state's health department in long-time litigation over its proposed rules over the number and "need" trauma centers in the state.

Federal judge denies Warner Bros. motion in dispute over who owns 'War Dogs' book

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

A federal judge has denied a Hollywood film company's motion to bar the claims of a man who says he owns the book upon which the movie "War Dogs" was based.

Judge defines several terms for parties in ocular patent dispute

By Karen Kidd | Nov 14, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently defined certain terms in a New York-based ocular telehealth company's patent dispute with a handful of its competitors.

Molestation lawsuit against former Holmes County sheriff moved to federal court

By Karen Kidd | Nov 5, 2018

Molestation lawsuit against former Holmes County sheriff, jail and former guard moved to federal court

Hialeah attorney indefinitely suspended after wire fraud, conspiracy conviction in QVC scheme

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Hialeah attorney Eric Allen Waraftig has been indefinitely suspended following a Sept. 26 Florida Supreme Court order and his conviction for wire fraud and conspiracy in a scheme to bilk a cable shopping network, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Jacksonville attorney faces 3-year suspension in single client matter

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Jacksonville attorney Robert Patrick Selzer faces a three-year suspension following an Oct. 18 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from a single client matter, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Former assistant statewide prosecutor suspended following theft conviction

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Kissimmee attorney and former assistant statewide prosecutor Thomas Anthony Sadaka faces indefinite suspension following an Oct. 15 Florida Supreme Court order following his conviction on a theft charge, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fort Pierce attorney suspended for not paying federal income taxes

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Fort Pierce attorney John Kevin Griffin has been suspended following an Sept. 6 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from issues with his federal income taxes, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Winter Springs attorney voluntarily disbarred ahead of misappropriation allegations

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Winter Springs attorney Christopher Tracy Fulmer faces voluntarily disbarment following an Oct. 4 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated tens of thousands of dollars, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

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