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American Law Society recognizes Ocala attorney Michael Siboni

OCALA, Fla. — Michael C. Siboni, a founding member of Siboni and Buchanan PLLC in Ocala, recently was accepted as a new member of the American Law Society Board of Directors with America’s Top Lawyers distinction.

Florida firm welcomes attorney and author Andrew Wellman

TAMPA—Attorney Andrew Wellman recently joined The Florida Law Group in Tampa.

Florida's new Fourth Circuit state attorney's appointments aimed at improving legal integrity

JACKSONVILLE—Newly elected Fourth Circuit State Attorney Melissa Nelson recently announced her leadership team and laid out her plans to create a fairer legal system after the district took some criticism for having one of the highest death sentencing rates.

Florida teachers' union lawsuit called 'evil' by House speaker

TALLAHASSEE — Newly elected state House Speaker Richard Corcoran has asked the Florida Education Association to drop its lawsuit against a voucher-like program that is accused of draining money that would better be spent going to public schools.

Appeals court decides not to consider rehearing on $8M asbestos settlement overturn

WEST PALM BEACH – On Nov. 9, Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal refused to reconsider its Sept. 14 decision to overturn a 2013 $8 million award to Richard DeLisle, who sued multiple companies, including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co., for his mesothelioma diagnosis.

Hillsborough PTC on the chopping block after issues with Uber and Yellow Cab

The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission is officially on the verge of dissolution since state Rep. Jamie Grant, R-Tampa, filed a bill on Dec. 9.

Everbank settles lawsuit for $300K

EverBank Financial Corp. has settled a lawsuit over alleged securities-law violations.

Prominent and beloved Miami attorney dies from fall

MIAMI -- To everyone who knew Steven Cantor, a prominent Miami attorney specializing in international and domestic tax planning and who was the founder of the Cantor Group, his untimely death Oct. 12 came as a shock.

Homeowners face stiffer limits on sinkhole policies under state-created agency

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – According to an Oct. 20 Florida Supreme Court ruling, a homeowner’s rights under a sinkhole policy are limited once an insurer becomes insolvent and the claim goes to the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA).

Senior judge debate continues in Florida courts

TAMPA — Recently, senior judges, or retired judges who have returned to the bench to help with backlogs, have become a subject of debate in Florida. Foreclosure defense lawyers find the dependence on senior judges concerning because the practice seems to violate multiple constitutional requirements.

Teeple Hall announces addition of new attorney to help expand transactional and corporate practice

SAN DIEGO – Teeple Hall LLP, a boutique law firm in San Diego, announced recently that Darryl Mazow has joined their team to help the firm expand its transactional and corporate practice.

Florida Mesothelioma Center instructs patients to use appropriate firms

TAMPA -- The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center recently announced there is a statewide initiative available to a person diagnosed with mesothelioma anywhere in Florida. The center is trying to help those with this illness find reputable attorneys that can help them gain compensation.

Polo club founder's attorneys seek appeal in vehicular homicide case

TALLAHASSEE – Attorneys for John Goodman, a Wellington polo club founder who was convicted of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide in October 2014, laid out additional arguments in an attempt to win a reversal last month.

Florida Supreme Court Justice Perry to retire next month

TALLAHASSEE – James E.C. Perry, a justice of the Florida Supreme Court, says he will retire Dec. 30, reported Florida Politics in a Sept. 12 article.

Free, online Q-and-A on foreclosure in Florida with attorney scheduled

CORAL GABLES – One of Florida’s reputable foreclosure attorneys, Dillon Graham, is offering a wealth of information about foreclosure defense, free of charge, from 12:15-1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 16. This is open to anyone, homeowner or mortgage holder, who would like to understand the process better.

Florida Supreme Court allows husband's lawsuit against doctor after wife's suicide

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida Supreme Court ruled on Aug. 25 that a Sarasota man, Robert Granicz, may pursue his medical malpractice lawsuit against his late wife’s primary care physician, Dr. Joseph Chirillo, for her 2008 suicide, reported Medscape Medical News in an Aug. 26 article.

University of Miami law school teams up with NATIC for continuing education

CORAL GABLES -- The University of Miami School of Law has announced a new collaboration between its Robert Traurig-Greenberg Traurig Real Property Development LLM program and North American Title Insurance Company (NATIC).

Camel milk startup looking to break into North American market

WELLINGTON -- A former petting zoo camel who has a new home with a Florida family also is the basis for a new business using camel's milk, called Camel Life Inc. 

Major League Baseball sued in New York district court by defunct Florida business owner

MANHATTAN -- Neiman Nix, owner of a Florida sports performance facility and baseball academy, claims his now-defunct Florida business to be collateral damage of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 2013 Biogenesis doping crackdown and has filed suit against the league.

Sanchez and Henderson face off in Nov. 8 run-off for circuit judge

Cristina Sanchez, President of the Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers, won a three-way race for circuit judge in Seminole and Brevard counties, according to an August 30 article in the Orlando Sentinel. Since no one won more than 50 percent, Sanchez and Stephen Henderson will face off in a run-off November 8.