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Tallahassee office complex owner not deterred in fight with state over building

By Sean Fowler | Jul 7, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – A Tallahassee office complex that allegedly had as much as 10 pounds of bat feces in its ceiling, in addition to low air quality and other unhealthy conditions, is continuing a legal battle against the state of Florida, despite a court ruling that could weaken its case.

Florida Supreme Court to decide if 'pain and suffering' caps are consitutional

By Sean Fowler | Jun 24, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Florida's highest court held hearings earlier this month on a case that could redefine the ever-changing legal landscape of medical malpractice suits.

Florida Legal Access Commission desires permanent status to continue work

By Sean Fowler | Jun 13, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – A temporary state commission set up to help fill the "justice gap" will request to become a permanent fixture, as its members say the problem is bigger than a temporary solution can fix.

Florida Power and Light investment decision set back by Supreme Court

By Sean Fowler | Jun 13, 2016

TALLAHASSEE –  Florida Power and Light (FPL) knew it was taking a risk when becoming the first public utility to invest in gas production. Now, it's been dealt a major setback that means, at least in Florida, it'll be the last.

Florida court of appeal sends citrus canker case back to Broward

By Sean Fowler | May 19, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH – A contentious Broward County citrus canker court case has led to something not often seen after court cases – both sides declaring victory.

State Supreme Court issues ruling against Safeco Insurance in uninsured motorist case

By Sean Fowler | May 19, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Florida's highest court recently ruled that insured drivers involved in accidents with uninsured motorists are entitled to a jury determination of liability and full extent of recoverable damages before a first-party bad faith case, as Florida courts continue to seek to protect drivers in insurance cases.

Congress hears from Miami professor, FIRE over freedom of speech on college campuses

By Sean Fowler | May 11, 2016

WASHINGTON – University of Miami law professor Frances Hill recently testified before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing on colleges stifling free speech over fears of losing tax-exempt status, an issue that's become a serious concern on and off campuses nationwide. 

Lakeland attorney fears precedent in lottery winnings case; More frivolous claims are likely, he says

By Sean Fowler | Apr 28, 2016

LAKELAND – A Seminole County judge's ruling over disputed lottery winnings brought some legal definition to the concept of a verbal contract. One Florida attorney, however, believes the case could lead to a troubling precedent.

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