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Naples home security company wins injunction in trademark design infringement case vs Chinese rival

By Marian Johns | Apr 19, 2019

A Naples-based home security equipment company that alleges a Chinese company has been selling counterfeit products with its trade and design marks, has been granted an injunction against the rival.

Judge: 'Deficiencies' in class action settlement between Florida cancer centers, N.J. county

By Marian Johns | Apr 19, 2019

A federal judge has put off approval of a deal to settle a class action lawsuit led by a New Jersey county against two Florida cancer treatment centers accused of inflating prices for treatment under a noncompete deal.

Federal judge awards Palm Beach County customer $677,000 after injuries at Burlington store

By Marian Johns | Apr 18, 2019

A federal judge has awarded a Palm Beach County woman more than $677,000 in damages in a case where she alleges she was injured when a display of tables fell on her while shopping at a Burlington store.

Florida Supreme Court denies school superintendent's petition

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has denied the petition of suspended Okaloosa County superintendent of schools Mary Beth Jackson to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis' decision over her suspension.

Oviedo therapist loses appeal in sexual misconduct case

By Marian Johns | Apr 17, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — A psychotherapist practicing in Oviedo has been denied the appeal of his emergency license restriction that prevented him from treating female patients due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Court rules German citizen linked to Orange County real estate racketeering can be deposed

By Marian Johns | Apr 11, 2019

A federal judge has ordered that a German citizen who resides in Switzerland can be compelled to produce documents and undergo a deposition in a case regarding alleged racketeering that involved real estate in Orange County.

Florida judge denies try by Swedish billionaire to dismiss lawsuit over hotel deal

By Marian Johns | Apr 4, 2019

A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss by defendants in an alleged conspiracy case involving a billionaire real estate developer from Switzerland and a New Jersey investor who entered into a contract for the purchase of a luxury hotel chain.

Ex-Aspen Corp. CEO, accused of violating employment agreement, granted transfer of case to Miami

By Marian Johns | Apr 4, 2019

A Florida man, who formerly served as CEO of Aspen Corporation, has won an order from a judge allowing him to take to Miami federal court a lawsuit accusing him of violating his employment agreement.

Florida court denies Zurich's motion to dismiss country club's bad faith claim over Hurricane Irma damage

By Marian Johns | Apr 4, 2019

A Florida court will allow a Naples country club to continue with its lawsuit accusing insurer Zurich American of bad faith in allegedly refusing to completely fund the country club's insurance claims for damage from Hurricane Irma.

Pasco County Sheriff backs Moody for AG

By Marian Johns | Oct 6, 2018

NEW PORT RICHEY — Noting her work as a Florida prosecutor, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco has endorsed Ashley Moody to be the state's next attorney general.

Florida AG candidate Moody lands another sheriff endorsement

By Marian Johns | Oct 6, 2018

SEBRING — Florida Attorney General Republican candidate Ashley Moody continues to tout her endorsements from the majority of county sheriffs, in another highly visible, highly contested race in the Sunshine state.

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Former sheriff serving in House praises STOP Act's passage

By Marian Johns | Mar 15, 2018

Congressman and former Jacksonville sheriff John Rutherford (R-FL) said recent House approval of $50 million for a grant program to train students, teachers, school officials and local law enforcement on ways to identify and intervene when early signs of violence are present will pave the way forward following the recent Parkland, Florida tragedy.

FPL's plan for new reactors headed to Florida Supreme Court

By Marian Johns | Jan 6, 2017

MIAMI – Florida Power & Light’s plan to build two new nuclear reactors at its Turkey Point facility, which was approved by the state legislature three years ago and then overturned by an appeals court, is now heading to the Florida Supreme Court.

Attorney claims Hillsborough firefighter wanted on misdemeanor battery charge has not fled the state

By Marian Johns | Dec 2, 2016

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County firefighter wanted on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from his alleged involvement in a Key West bar fight maintains he will turn himself in to face the charges, but has no intention of altering his vacation plans that would require him to return to Florida early.

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