TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - The latest wave of state lawsuits over the opioid crisis illustrates sharp differences emerging in how governments litigate these cases, both in whom they choose to sue and whether private lawyers stand to get a piece of the action.
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TALLAHASSEE – In the legal battle involving the National Rifle Association and Gov. Rick Scott's new gun laws, another complication has transpired that may force the NRA to name two young adults in its lawsuit.
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Boca Raton attorney Jason Steven Dalley has been suspended until further order following a March 6 Florida Supreme Court order and his guilty plea to felony mail fraud, wire fraud and health care fraud charges, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
TALLAHASSEE - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is reviewing allegations that lawyers, lenders and doctors may have been involved in a scheme that led to women being enticed into corrective pelvic mesh implant surgery.
TALLAHASSEE – The 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run, which benefits the Special Olympics, was kicked off April 5 by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, according to a release from Bondi’s office.
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Boca Raton attorney Steven Ernest Slootsky has been voluntarily disbarred following a Jan. 4 Florida Supreme Court order after his guilty plea in a patient brokering scheme, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
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.
A spokesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. remained mum in the face of a recent court setback after a Florida judge ordered the tobacco company to continue paying the state millions of dollars annually to offset medical costs caused by smoking despite R.J. Reynolds' selling off several of its best-known cigarette brands to a British firm.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Mark Mayer Spatz has agreed to his own disbarment following an Oct. 26 Florida Supreme Court order after his arrest in September for alleged involvement in a patient brokering scheme.
A Florida appeals court has granted a motion for rehearing in the state attorney general's fraud case against a Broward County foreclosure relief company and its top officer.
The state dismissed its case against the Jacksonville lawyer convicted on 103 charges in the $300 million illegal gambling ring, court documents show.
&&& A prisoner serving 20 years for attempted murder recently wrote that Ken Burke, Pinellas Circuit Court clerk, should immediately release him from prison. In another case, the prisoner claimed Burke was liable for $50 million.
TALLAHASSEE — A three-way dispute between two tobacco companies and the state of Florida attorney general's office has lead to a haze of confusion.
MIAMI – A former Pompano Beach advisory board member who successfully avoided unlawful compensation charges by proving he was not a public figure now might not be able to recoup his defense costs because he won his argument.
TALLAHASSEE – Florida Gov. Rick Scott has assigned a state attorney to investigate a complaint against Attorney General Pam Bondi over a $25,000 donation made to her PAC by President-elect Donald Trump.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has requested the state Supreme Court assume jurisdiction over a case involving a Jacksonville attorney whose conviction was dismissed.
MIAMI — The Miami-Dade Office of the State's Attorney would neither confirm nor deny whether there is an open investigation into alleged voter fraud in Doral during the November general election.
TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Attorney General office recently announced that Vanity Cosmetic Surgery Center has agreed to reimburse paying customers who have never received services from the company.
ORLANDO – Another red light camera case is in the spotlight in the Florida courts system, prompting judges to reexamine whether administrative hearings for these violations are constitutional.