Mark Powell News

Residency requirements a focus in Lake County race

By Mark Powell | Jun 14, 2016

TAVARES – Election controversy has reached Lake County as Tim Sullivan, who is running for re-election as commissioner, is facing residency accusations that could severely impact his campaign moving forward.

Florida bankruptcy court abstains from real estate debt decision

By Mark Powell | Jun 9, 2016

PENSACOLA – The Bankruptcy Court of the Northern District of Florida recently decided to abstain from a disagreement stemming from the mortgage crisis of 2008.

Impact of Engle v. Liggett continues to be felt 10 years later

By Mark Powell | May 19, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Big tobacco has been on the run in Florida since a 2006 decision to decertify a class-action lawsuit, freeing up thousands of potential plaintiffs to file independent suits.

20-year property rights case finally coming to a close

By Mark Powell | May 19, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH – After a 20-year court battle, Coy Koontz Jr. may finally receive the land promised to his father ages ago.

Florida jury finds tobacco companies to blame for lawyer's death

By Mark Powell | May 13, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH – RJ Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Phillip Morris USA Inc. recently were found responsible in the death of a former Florida lawyer who died of lung cancer 15 years ago.

Infrastructure lacking in wake of Flint water crisis, says Florida law professor

By Mark Powell | May 13, 2016

MIAMI – With the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, an environmental law professor at Florida International University (FIU) took the opportunity to publish a paper on the ethics, law and regulations of our greatest resource.

Florida Bar Suspends Fort Myers attorney

By Mark Powell | Apr 29, 2016

ORLANDO – The Florida Bar has suspended Fort Myers attorney Josiah Ewing Hutton Jr. for alleged misappropriations of client funds.

Four attorneys disciplined by Florida Bar

By Mark Powell | Apr 28, 2016

ORLANDO – In a sign that the Florida Bar is taking a no-nonsense approach with its members, it disciplined four lawyers earlier this month for wide-ranging offenses.

Florida A&M student group fights for animal rights

By Mark Powell | Apr 28, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Animal Law Activists at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) have made great strides for Animal Rights over the past several years through fundraising and informative events meant to better educate the public on their four-legged brethren.

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