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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.

Website accessibility suits surge in Florida, New York, following favorable plaintiff rulings

By John Breslin | Feb 11, 2019

The number of website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal court has exploded, with the greatest numbers being filed in New York and Florida, according to a new study.

Punta Gorda attorney permanently disbarred following 'ill-fated drug informant scheme'

By Karen Kidd | Feb 3, 2019

Imprisoned Punta Gorda attorney Steven Paul Burch has been permanently disbarred after a heroin trafficking conviction in what the U.S. Department of Justice called an "ill-fated drug informant scheme," according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

GMA Legal Conference: A 'must-attend event' for food, beverage and consumer product legal professionals

By Dawn Geske | Jan 23, 2019

PALM BEACH GARDENS – This year's Grocery Manufacturers Association's Legal Conference event is set to be held in Palm Beach Gardens on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5.

Florida's NFIB upbeat on GOP legislature and conservative Supreme Court

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 11, 2019

TALLAHASSEE - This year could be "the year" - legislatively and in the courts - for small business owners in Florida, according to an industry leader.

National Marine Fisheries Service has no reason to withhold orca necropsy reports, Animal Welfare Institute says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 12, 2018

A group of animal activists recently filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that contends the agency has the power to force SeaWorld to release necropsy reports for three orcas to the public.

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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

E-cigarette company files flurry of complaints, suits against foreign competitors

By John Breslin | Dec 2, 2018

A leading maker and seller of e-cigarettes and nicotine cartridges in the U.S. has filed a fresh flurry of complaints with patent regulators and in federal court against foreign competitors muscling in on its market.

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.

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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.

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