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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.

League of Women Voters, Common Cause target governor's Supreme Court process

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 9, 2018

TALLAHASSEE -- The League of Women Voters of Florida and Common Cause have filed a lawsuit against Gov. Rick Scott (R) over the selection of Florida Supreme Court justices.

Former FSU attorney disbarred following conviction in child sex sting

By Karen Kidd | Nov 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Longtime Tallahassee attorney Dayton Michael Cramer has been disbarred following an Oct. 15 Florida Supreme Court order following his conviction earlier this year for trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Coral Gables' use of license plate readers goes against Constitution, New Civil Liberties Alliance attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 1, 2018

Coral Gables resident Raul Mas Canosa is suing the city and the state in a complaint that alleges he has been followed for years through the use of the state's license plate readers, and his attorney believes his client's constitutional rights have been violated.

Boca Raton attorney faces voluntarily disbarment following money laundering charge

By Karen Kidd | Oct 1, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Boca Raton attorney Lawrence Michael Weisberg faces voluntarily disbarment following a Sept. 27 Florida Supreme Court order regarding a federal money laundering charge filed against him last spring, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

BLANK ROME: Michelle Gervais Appointed Executive Board Member of WISE Tampa Bay Chapter

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Blank Rome Partner Michelle Gervais was appointed to serve as an executive board member of the newly formed Women in Sports and Events (“WISE”) Tampa Bay Chapter, a role that she was selected for by its founding partners—the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, University of South Florida Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program, and Tampa Bay Sports Commission.

Attorney general and activism under scrutiny, Florida faces decision in close race

By John Breslin | Sep 17, 2018

TALLAHASSEE - Free market thinkers and those who believe in some government intervention are involved in an increasingly sour battle over the issue of climate change.

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.

Federal court dismisses discrimination complaint against U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 8, 2018

TAMPA - A federal court has dismissed charges filed against the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for alleged discrimination.

Miami attorney disbarred following 2013 federal wire fraud conviction

By Karen Kidd | Sep 6, 2018

The Florida Supreme Court disbarred Miami attorney Rafael Ubieta, who is serving a sentence for wire fraud, on Aug. 31.

Email between blogger's attorney, Center for Individual Rights barred from dispute over legal fees

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 13, 2018

MIAMI – The Center for Individual Rights (CIR) was recently granted part of its motion to prevent blogger Irina Chevaldina from introducing certain records at trial in which CIR alleges that Chevaldina still owes them for representing her in a copyright lawsuit over Chevaldina’s use of a photo in her blog

Florida residents with felony convictions seek return of voting rights

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 9, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – After felons in Florida have served their time, they are prohibited from voting in elections and their only hope to have the right restored is to seek clemency from the governor, a process that some view as unfair and antiquated.

Florida and Georgia await special master's decision regarding water rights to the Chatahoochee River

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 10, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Following a 30-year dispute between the states of Florida and Georgia over whether or not Georgia should have to cap its consumption of water from the Chattahoochee River, Florida is getting another chance at reclaiming its rights to the water.

Orlando attorney voluntarily disbarred following sentencing for tax evasion

By Karen Kidd | Jun 3, 2018

Orlando attorney William Burton Pringle III has been voluntarily disbarred following an April 19 Florida Supreme Court order after he was sentenced in February to three years in prison for tax evasion, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

New Jersey attorney disbarred in Florida over multiple complaints

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2018

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.

From Legal Newsline

Judge rules for EEOC, which sued on behalf of security guard who couldn't walk a beat

By Sandra Lane | Apr 9, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A motion to dismiss an EEOC lawsuit against a security systems company over allegations of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act was denied on Dec. 18 by Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division.

JPM-RDP Farms loses bid for crop loss insurance

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 3, 2018

FORT MYERS – A tomato farm has lost its bid for crop loss insurance after a federal judge upheld the decision made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency to reject the farm’s claim.

Miami attorney suspended following conviction on SEC charges in StratoComm attorney letters fraud

By Karen Kidd | Apr 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Miami attorney Stewart Alan Merkin, practicing in Florida for about 45 years, has been suspended following a Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court after his conviction on U.S. Security And Exchange Commission allegations that he violated federal securities laws, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

IRS commissioner argues against $9.7 million tax filing

By Stacey O'Connor | Mar 1, 2018

The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service IRS responded Feb. 15 to petitioner CRI-Leslie in a dispute over a forfeited deposit of $9.7 million and the question of whether this amount was correctly or incorrectly claimed as a capital asset from a 2008 tax filing.

From Legal Newsline

An 'onslaught' of lawsuits from the blind is happening; Blame both Obama's and Trump's DOJ

By Elizabeth Alt | Feb 23, 2018

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.

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