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BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Former US Senate Tax Policy Advisor joins Baker McKenzie

By Press release submission | Feb 19, 2019

.Christopher Hanna has joined Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice as a Counsel in Dallas, bringing 30 years of experience in handling tax policy and planning, having served most recently as a senior policy advisor for the US Senate Committee on Finance.

Orlando homeowner alleges insurance company failed to cover water damage

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando homeowner is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance policy.

Visitor alleges Disney theme park's negligence caused her to fall in hole

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 26, 2018

ORLANDO — A Pennsylvania woman is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resort, alleging negligence caused her to suffer injuries.

Federal judge denies Warner Bros. motion in dispute over who owns 'War Dogs' book

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

A federal judge has denied a Hollywood film company's motion to bar the claims of a man who says he owns the book upon which the movie "War Dogs" was based.

Florida suit claiming Tesla's autopilot function is flawed raises several questions, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 8, 2018

A lawsuit recently filed by a Florida man against Tesla claiming that the autopilot feature on a Model S malfunctioned and caused him to have an accident raises questions about where the fault truly lies.

City of Clermont challenged on its ownership of Victory Pointe

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 8, 2018

The City of Clermont has been served with a lawsuit that challenges its ownership of Victory Pointe, a project that comprises a stormwater treatment system, a passive park and an event venue.

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER: Bussey Named Trial Lawyer of the Year 2018 - Defense by Central Florida ABOTA

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

John W Bussey III (Senior Counsel-Orlando) has been awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year, which is presented each year by the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (CF-ABOTA).

Epic Hotel waitresses file race and gender discrimination lawsuit in Miami federal court

By Karen Kidd | Oct 27, 2018

Two waitresses are suing the California-based parent company of a Miami hotel in federal court over alleged discrimination on the basis of race and sex over the four years of their employment.

Federal judge upholds class action settlement with Godiva Chocolatier

By Sandra Lane | Oct 11, 2018

A class action settlement between Godiva Chocolatier Inc. and an aggrieved customer will continue, a federal appeals court ruled.

Florida company was trying to force Croatian music fest promoter to sign deal, lawyer says

By Sandra Lane | Oct 8, 2018

MIAMI – A nine-person jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently found that Worldwide Entertainment Group Inc., promoters of the Ultra Miami Music Festival, had intentionally set out to defraud Adria MM Productions Ltd. by taking over a music festival promoted by Adria and confiscating the proceeds.

From Legal Newsline

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Disney has case to answer over its disability access program, appeals court rules

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

Thirty autistic children, and their parents, will be allowed to argue they were discriminated against by Disney over claims its entertainment parks failed to adequately accommodate people with individual issues and disabilities, an appeals court has ruled.

Florida AG aware of pelvic mesh allegations, currently reviewing

By John Breslin | Apr 30, 2018

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.

Federal court rejects time limitation finding in Iraq corruption case

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 22, 2018

A federal judge has revived a whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit that accuses two U.S. military contractors in Iraq of bribery and rigging bids.

Court rules consulting company’s non-compete lawsuit must be tried in Delaware

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 5, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – A case against former employees of an economic development consulting company accused of engaging in “predatory acts” and violating the agency’s non-compete provisions must be tried in Delaware, a Florida court ruled.

Mother blames NBC Universal theme park for daughter's injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 16, 2018

ORLANDO — A mother and her daughter are suing the NBC Universal theme park, alleging negligence led to injuries to the daughter.

From Legal Newsline

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

By Daniel Fisher | Feb 9, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors has named the teams of lawyers who will try to negotiate a settlement of hundreds of federal lawsuits - a complex task given parallel investigations and litigation by state attorneys general and potentially conflicting goals of private attorneys and their government counterparts.

From Legal Newsline

Usual Suspects: Lawyers used to getting their way in MDL process to lead opioid litigation

By Daniel Fisher | Jan 24, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) - There will be a lot of familiar faces in U.S. District Judge Dan Polster’s courtroom in Cleveland on Jan. 31, when lawyers gather for a hearing on multidistrict litigation against the nation’s opioid manufacturers and distributors.

San Diego attorney disbarred following years of suspensions

By Karen Kidd | Oct 10, 2017

San Diego attorney Christopher James O'Keefe has been disbarred by the California State Bar following a history of multiple disciplines stretching back more than 12 years, according to a recent state bar filing.

Security First Florida allegedly breached insurance contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Oct 3, 2017

Two individuals are suing Security First Insurance Company d/b/a Security First Florida for alleged breach of contract.

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