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Florida Supreme Court upholds tax rate for satellite companies

TALLAHASSEE — A state law setting tax rates for cable and satellite television services in Florida was recently upheld by the state’s Supreme Court.

State Supreme Court issues longer suspension for Florida judge over ethics violations

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court issued a longer-than-recommended suspension for a 3rd Judicial Circuit judge after reviewing alleged ethics violations that stemmed from 2012.

Case against University of Miami could take months to resolve

FT. LAUDERDALE — A lawsuit filed in January against the University of Miami by a former employee citing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is likely months away from resolution, says a Florida attorney who specializes in employee rights.

Florida woman's lawsuit against debt collector outside the norm

MIAMI — A debt collection agency headquartered in Houston has been named in a lawsuit for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) after it allegedly called a woman while trying to collect a debt from someone else.

Attorney general moves to stop Mathis retrial despite critic's allegations

JACKSONVILLE – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is attempting to put a stop to a retrial in the case of Kelly Mathis, who was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison for his involvement in the Allied Veterans of the World case.

Bridges to remain attorney for Polk County Public Schools

Florida's Polk County School Board decided to leave in place the automatic contract renewal for Wes Bridges, the school district’s attorney, despite dissension from some members at its meeting Wednesday night.