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Attorney breaks down small-business unfair practice and ethics suits

By Robert Lawson | Feb 17, 2017

ORLANDO — A Minnesota attorney discussed in an online interview about unfair practice suits like one case in the Orlando division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Walton County agrees to pay $175K in attorneys' fees

By Robert Lawson | Jan 23, 2017

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. — The Walton County Commission conceded to pay attorneys' fees for citizen activist Suzanne Harris after a vote in late December, with three in favor, one against and one commissioner not present.

Experts weigh in on Roundup class-action suit

By Robert Lawson | Jan 18, 2017

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Monsanto faces a batch of lawsuits alleging its Roundup fertilizer product can lead to developing a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and two experts weighed in on the developments for The Florida Record.

Businessman accused of $100 million fraud claims bankruptcy

By Robert Lawson | Dec 19, 2016

ORLANDO – Central Florida businessman Timothy McCallan of Melbourne wants to claim Chapter 7 bankruptcy after a prior court ruling landed him in jail for running a debt counseling service that took in around $100 million but paid almost nothing to his client's creditors. 

Expert weighs in on malpractice case and standard of care

By Robert Lawson | Oct 27, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case involving medical malpractice claims after a patient left the hospital following a colon operation with a piece of plastic tubing still in his body that a nurse left behind.

Seminole Tribe, Martin County, Miami team up to fight state department over water toxins

By Robert Lawson | Oct 12, 2016

MIAMI — Attorneys representing Martin County, the city of Miami and the Seminole Tribe of Florida petitioned their case to the state that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) did not adequately inform the public about regulations on more than 80 water toxins. 

High court won't hear Escambia County's property tax case against Portofino

By Robert Lawson | Aug 16, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court refused to hear a case regarding beach property that is being developed by a company leasing the land after an appeals court said the company is not responsible for paying property taxes. 

Ocala doctor settles after medical subsidy fraud allegations and DOJ intervention

By Robert Lawson | Jul 21, 2016

OCALA – A Central Florida cardiologist has agreed to settle claims that he provided unnecessary procedures to patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.

Lawyers believe Disney likely to settle any suit filed by family after alligator attack

By Robert Lawson | Jul 12, 2016

ORLANDO – It is entirely possible the family whose 2-year-old was playing in the shallow waters of a lagoon at Disney World one minute then snatched by an alligator the next could sue the popular theme park. 

FSU supplying talent to California-based Pondera Solutions

By Robert Lawson | Jun 20, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – California-based Pondera Solutions, which has plans to double the staff at its Tallahassee testing facility, is working closely with Florida State University (FSU) to tap its talent pool. 

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