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Appeals court: Hendry County homeowners can't easily escape $137K foreclosure collection suit

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 20, 2019

A Florida appeals court has reopened a Hendry County judge's decision to let a couple off the hook for potentially $137,000 in debt owed on a foreclosed mortgage, saying the couple's reliance on documents from Fannie Mae on the property's value isn't enough to stop the collection lawsuit from continuing.

Appeals court: Hillsborough judge should have excused juror, sends tobacco suit to new trial

By Florida Record | Mar 13, 2019

Florida's Second District Court of Appeal has ordered a new trial in a lawsuit brought by the estate of a man who sued tobacco products maker Philip Morris USA, as the appeals panel ruled a Hillsborough County judge improperly refused to allow the plaintiff's lawyers to dismiss for cause a potential juror who said he believed the man's illnesses were caused by his choice to smoke.

Condo owners win appeal over revising homeowner rules

By Takesha Thomas | Feb 5, 2019

A group of condominium owners have won a court appeal after the state's Department of Economic Opportunity claimed that the association was not entitled to amend or revise its property owners rules.

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