Melissa Busch News

Florida appeals court permits minor to be deposed in mother's motor vehicle crash case

By Melissa Busch | Apr 27, 2017

LAKELAND — An appeals court recently ruled that an 11-year-old boy can testify as a material witness in a personal injury lawsuit filed by his mother, claiming she was injured after her vehicle was rear-ended.

Appeals court cites free speech in ruling for creamery in milk labeling case

By Melissa Busch | Apr 1, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down a judgment that prevented a Florida creamery from labeling its all-natural product as skim milk because it lacked enough replenished vitamin A.

LGBTQ advocates don't fear suit aimed to rescind Jacksonville human rights ordinance

By Melissa Busch | Mar 17, 2017

JACKSONVILLE - Despite a lawsuit filed by the Christian law firm, Liberty Counsel, seeking to block an ordinance that protects gay and transgender individuals in Jacksonville, LGBTQ advocates remain confident that everyone’s rights will be protected.

Former top South Florida law-enforcement official joins Holland & Knight

By Melissa Busch | Mar 8, 2017

MIAMI — Wifredo A. Ferrer, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, has joined Holland & Knight as a partner at its Miami office.

Matthew S. Nelles, commercial and intellectual property lawyer, joins Berger Singerman

By Melissa Busch | Mar 2, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE — Intellectual property and commercial litigator Matthew S. Nelles has joined business law firm Berger Singerman as a partner on the dispute resolution team. 

Stetson University College of Law's moot court named one of the best of the decade

By Melissa Busch | Feb 26, 2017

GULFPORT — National Jurist magazine again lists Stetson University College of Law’s moot court among the best 20 programs in the nation during this decade.

Perry uses Black History Month speech to encourage students to overcome

By Melissa Busch | Feb 17, 2017

ORLANDO — Florida attorney and former Circuit Court Judge Belvin Perry Jr. was exposed to the law at an early age.

Okaloosa County attorney Joseph D. Lorenz honored for pro bono work

By Melissa Busch | Jan 19, 2017

FORT WALTON BEACH – For the second time in nearly two decades, attorney Joseph D. Lorenz has been recognized for his service to indigent clients in Florida.

Florida court rules on workers’ compensation rate hike

By Melissa Busch | Jan 8, 2017

TALLAHASSEE – Barring emergency circumstances, a Florida court ruled that no extensions will be given in the appeal case looking to overturn a court order that invalidated the approved 14.5 percent rate increase on the state’s workers’ compensation rates.

Vote registration fraud investigation could be underway

By Melissa Busch | Dec 23, 2016

MIAMI — The Miami-Dade Office of the State's Attorney would neither confirm nor deny whether there is an open investigation into alleged voter fraud in Doral during the November general election.

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