TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Miami attorney Cary G. Blake, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, has been disbarred following a March 8 Florida Supreme Court order regarding allegations in a multiple client matter, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
U.S. Department of Justice News
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Department of Justice has yet to release long-promised clarifications on the Americans with Disabilities Act that would help judges handle lawsuits that claim businesses’ websites are not handicap-accessible - and the blame isn't on just one of the country's last two, very different presidents.
This month's announced $45 million multistate settlement, which included Florida, with New Jersey-based PHH Mortgage Corporation will benefit certain borrowers who faced foreclosure and current borrowers as well, a Florida attorney general spokesman said during a recent interview.
TAMPA — At the beginning of March, President Donald Trump asked for the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys, most of whom were appointed by former president Barack Obama. One of those attorneys who turned in their resignations to the president and attorney general Jeff Sessions was A. Lee Bentley III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.
LAKELAND, Fla. — One of the largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States has agreed to a landmark settlement, according to a report on Street Insider.
MIAMI – A South Florida woman has been ordered to pay more than $600,000 in restitution for filing fraudulent claims in connection with the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a district judge recently ruled.
Attorney claims Hillsborough firefighter wanted on misdemeanor battery charge has not fled the state
TAMPA — A Hillsborough County firefighter wanted on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from his alleged involvement in a Key West bar fight maintains he will turn himself in to face the charges, but has no intention of altering his vacation plans that would require him to return to Florida early.
MELBOURNE -- Norman Wolfinger, former state attorney in Brevard and Seminole counties, veteran and advocate for veterans and children, was posthumously awarded with the public service lifetime achievement award from Space Coast Daily.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department recently announced that it is ending its relationship with private prison companies, citing poor results in safety, services and affordability. The new inspector general's report found that contract facilities were inferior to government-run ones.
BOCA RATON - A small Vermont firm selling snow shoes and other winter equipment has found itself in the cross hairs of a Florida law firm demanding settlement over claims of discrimination against disabled people.
MIAMI – A federal judge has ordered the Florida Department of Corrections (DoC) to provide kosher meals to inmates after it rejected the state’s claim that providing kosher meals is too expensive.
LONGWOOD – Richard Loiseau, an established Longwood, Florida, immigration attorney who also practiced in Indiana, was reinstated on May 4 from a series of suspensions implemented between November 2011 and January 2012.
OCALA – A Central Florida cardiologist has agreed to settle claims that he provided unnecessary procedures to patients covered by Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE.
TALLAHASSEE – Those who have worked with Amit Agarwal, who was appointed earlier this month to be Florida’s new solicitor general, have high praise for him as an attorney and as a person.
FORT MYERS – A suit has been filed against a Collier County certified public accountant alleging that he owes unpaid income tax liabilities and other penalties.
ORLANDO – The Florida distributor of a dietary supplement that claimed to cure herpes has stopped distributing the product after agreeing to a consent decree, both the Justice Department and the Food and Drug Administration announced recently.
TAMPA – The federal government is suing an inactive Palm Harbor corporation over allegations of unpaid taxes.
ORLANDO — The federal government is suing a longtime Florida owner-operator of compounding pharmacies, alleging distribution of adulterated drugs.
MIAMI – The federal government is suing a tobacco company over allegations of an unpaid balance.
PENSACOLA — The federal government is suing a Walton County man, seeking a judgment of more than $400,000 for alleged unpaid federal taxes, interest and other additions.