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Understanding how students learn is behind FIU law school's high bar exam passing rates, dean says

Karen Kidd Oct. 18, 2016, 10:22pm

MIAMI – Helping students learn the way each of them actually learns is a large part of the reason Florida International University College of Law achieves high bar exam passing rates, 87.5 percent this year, the college's dean said during a recent interview.

Brevard County woman's case against Kohl's over alleged robocalls one of many

Karen Kidd Sep. 28, 2016, 12:47pm

ORLANDO – A Brevard County woman's lawsuit against Kohl's Department stores over its alleged robocalls and other Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations is only one of a growing number of such cases, an industry attorney said during a recent interview.

Red light camera ticket recipients might have legal recourse after appeal court order, attorney says

Karen Kidd Sep. 27, 2016, 8:32pm

ORLANDO – Anyone ticketed in southern Florida after encountering a red-light camera may have recourse after an appeals court order last month, an Orlando attorney who set a precedent for getting out of Florida tickets earlier this year said during a recent interview.

Two Florida litigators found first U.S. litigation cost protection insurance company

Karen Kidd Sep. 12, 2016, 11:54am

MIAMI – Two Miami-based litigators once asked themselves why there was no insurance coverage for attorneys to cover the costs of pursuing a case.

Dist. 112 state House candidate cautiously optimistic

Karen Kidd Aug. 29, 2016, 10:40pm

KEY BISCAYNE – Mike Davey, the Republican candidate for the Florida state House seat being vacated by Rep. José Javier Rodríguez (D-Miami), said today he is cautiously optimistic going into tomorrow's primary election.

Treat everyone with respect and dignity, Hillsborough Bar In the Trenches award recipient says

Karen Kidd Aug. 15, 2016, 8:06pm

TAMPA – Tom Scarritt possibly should win a separate award for the best locale from which to receive a bar association's civil trial attorney award.

Transgender inclusion expert: Alter law to allow gender change on birth certificates without surgery

Karen Kidd Aug. 12, 2016, 8:05pm

TALLAHASSEE – A Broward Judge will have to decide if self-identification is enough to allow the Florida Department of Health to carry out a teenager's request to change his gender on his birth certificate, a transgender inclusion expert said during a recent interview.

Retiring judge requests governor appoint successor in letter, attorney files suit seeking election

Karen Kidd Aug. 11, 2016, 9:31am

LAKELAND – The attorney for a Lakeland man fighting for the chance run for judge on the 10th Judicial Circuit Court says he suspects the way that bench, and others, is being vacated amounts to election tampering and is unconstitutional.

Law prof: Tickets issued through Aventura’s red-light camera program might still need paid

Karen Kidd Aug. 10, 2016, 8:34am

AVENTURA – A Florida appeals court decision earlier this week in favor of Aventura's red-light camera program means drivers who received traffic tickets from the city may need to pay up, a law professor said during a recent interview.

Honesty and hard work make a great commercial litigator, says new McGlinchey Stafford attorney

Karen Kidd Aug. 9, 2016, 10:14am

FORT LAUDERDALE – Credibility, hard work and doing the research are some important for any up-and-coming attorney who aspires to a career in commercial litigation, a new attorney in a Fort Lauderdale practice said during a recent interview.

Tamarac sees positive results in red light camera program, despite legal minefield

Karen Kidd Aug. 5, 2016, 5:57pm

TAMARAC – Despite ongoing litigation and general controversy in Florida over the use of red light cameras, the program in Tamarac has the nod of its city commission and some encouragement from an appeals court ruling earlier this week.

New city attorney says he wants his office to be the best in state within two years

Karen Kidd Jul. 29, 2016, 12:39pm

PORT ST. LUCIE – A new direction and a better outlook is what Port St. Lucie's newly hired city attorney, the third in as many years, says he plans for the embattled office, with a goal of making it the best in the state.

Realtor’s suit against BoA, Nationstar Mortgage won't go class action, new team member says

Karen Kidd Jul. 29, 2016, 12:27pm

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Realtor Michael Bondi's almost 10-year battle against Nationstar Mortgage and Bank of America won't go class action, the Florida attorney who joined Bondi's legal team earlier this month said during a recent interview.

'No surcharge' laws on credit card purchases are unconstitutional, attorney says

Karen Kidd Jul. 27, 2016, 8:16am

MIAMI – A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the constitutionality of "no surcharge" laws on credit card purchases will determine whether merchants have to keep lying to customers, an official with the Institute for Justice's Florida office said during an interview.

Florida Supreme Court on summer break but work continues, law professor says

Karen Kidd Jul. 22, 2016, 8:40pm

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) – Florida Supreme Court justices are on their annual 2.5 months summer vacation, leaving pending cases in abeyance, but there is still plenty of work getting done, a law professor said during a recent interview.

Chamber staffer: Workers’ comp increase will be ‘significant burden’ to small business

Karen Kidd Jul. 21, 2016, 10:01pm

TALLAHASSEE – Florida's Chamber of Commerce doesn't know how the state's Office of Insurance Regulation will decide on a 20 percent workers' compensation insurance rate hike request but has a good idea how such an increase will affect small businesses, a chamber official said during a recent interview.

Rillstone: Young attorneys should consider value they bring to the firm, clients

Karen Kidd Jul. 19, 2016, 7:22pm

TALLAHASSEE – Up-and-coming attorneys need to ask themselves a serious question as they focus on what their career will be, a Tallahassee attorney recently named to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list said during a recent interview.

Florida Supreme Court in sound recordings rights case could spark more litigation

Karen Kidd Jul. 13, 2016, 11:20am

WEST PALM BEACH – More litigation could be triggered based on what the Florida Supreme Court decides about pre-1972 sound recordings in the state, a patent and trademark attorney and blogger said during a recent interview.

Judge's decision awaited in Brevard County Commission secular invocation case

Karen Kidd Jun. 28, 2016, 8:01pm

ORLANDO – As Brevard County Commissioners await a judge's ruling over whether they should have denied a free-thought group's request in 2015 to offer a secular invocation, the director of that group already knows they were wrong.

Campaign contributions a 'permanent reality,' says lawyer

Karen Kidd Jun. 24, 2016, 7:06pm

TALLAHASSEE –– Donald Trump's political contribution to Florida's elected attorney general created at least the appearance of bias and impropriety. This is a danger faced by all elected legal officials, a Miami attorney said during a recent interview.