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Judge dismisses claim that infringed on copyright

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 7, 2017

ATLANTA — Circuit Judge William Pryor dismissed a copyright infringement suit against after several divided court judgments.

11th Circuit rules sanctions against Florida attorney are appropriate

By Dee Thompson | Apr 21, 2017

ATLANTA — The 11th Circuit Court has ruled that a Florida attorney deserved the sanctions imposed by a lower court in a case involving insurance fraud.

Appeals court cites free speech in ruling for creamery in milk labeling case

By Melissa Busch | Apr 1, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down a judgment that prevented a Florida creamery from labeling its all-natural product as skim milk because it lacked enough replenished vitamin A.

Kardashians may be seeking arbitration in trademark case for privacy, cost

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Mar 17, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — In the trademark case between the Kardshians and Kroma Makeup EU LLC, the Kardashians might be pushing to compel arbitration for privacy, said Sarah Bro, partner with McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

Florida attorney: A serial class-action objector?

By Seth Sandronsky | Jan 20, 2017

ATLANTA–Home Depot Inc. recently filed a motion in a northern district of Georgia federal court to sanction Florida attorney Sam A. Miorelli in a class-action litigation.

Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown not giving up on getting $36 judgment from Nick Gordon

By Rebecca Campbell | Jan 13, 2017

ATLANTA–The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown plans to hire a collections lawyer to recoup the $36 million owed to them by her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who was found liable in her death and is now living in seclusion in Florida, according to People magazine.

11th Circuit Court: No permanent injury in Geico bad faith claim

By Sara McCleary | Dec 23, 2016

ATLANTA – The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling denying a Florida woman’s claim that Geico Insurance acted in bad faith, clarifying the court’s stance on permanency in such cases.

Companies head back to court after decision to reinstate claim

By Shanice Harris | Dec 23, 2016

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has reinstated DynCorp International’s claims against AAR Airlift Group Inc. 

Ruling allows Leesburg middle school students to form gay straight alliance club

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Dec 16, 2016

LEESBURG, Fla. - Students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg can move forward with the creation of a gay-straight alliance (GSA) club following a Dec. 6 court ruling.

Florida, Houston schools part of emerging higher education trademark dispute trend

By Katelyn Kivel | Dec 8, 2016

Two similar cases with very different results in Florida and Texas are part of an uptick in institutions of higher education getting into legal battles over trademark violations.

Punta Gorda attorney still practicing law, despite facing heroin trafficking charges

By Cassandra Stone | Nov 18, 2016

PUNTA GORDA -  Criminal defense attorney Steven Burch continues to practice law despite facing federal charges for trafficking heroin. 

Disbarred attorney headed to prison for insurance settlement scam

By Taryn Phaneuf | Nov 17, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE — A former attorney faces seven years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to an insurance settlement scam.

Multi-million-dollar claim by smoker against R.J. Reynolds denied

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 22, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was found not liable to pay for the health problems of a 70-year-old man who is suffering from emphysema.

Lawyer expects Levan to return to BBX after court decision becomes final

By Chandra Lye | Oct 12, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Alan Levan will return to his role with BBX Capital once a decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals becomes final, according to the attorney for BBX.

Court rules in favor of Jensen Beach High School regarding prom Breathalyzer incident

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 9, 2016

ATLANTA -- Former students from Jensen Beach High School lost their appeal against the Martin County School District regarding the alleged infringement of their constitutional rights during their 2014 prom when they were ordered to take Breathalyzer tests before being permitted to enter the venue.

Middleton to take oath as ‘public member’ for Florida Bar board of governors

By Carol Ostrow | Jun 3, 2016

ORLANDO – Nurse by profession, community activist by nature, Sharon Middleton will have much to offer the Florida Bar when she joins its Board of Governors at the Bar’s June 17 annual convention as a public member.

'Docs vs. Glocks' case not about guns but speech, foundation says

By Jamie Kelly | May 20, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH – Courts need to change the way they examine laws limiting speech in professional situations, starting with the Florida law banning doctors from asking patients about gun ownership without a health reason, according to the Pacific Legal Foundation.

Man alleges UPS driver's negligence caused injuries in accident

By The Florida Record | May 17, 2016

TAMPA – A Hillsborough County man alleges that he was injured by a shipping company's employee in an accident in Hernando County.

Driver accuses UPS of terminating health care benefits while on FMLA leave

By The Florida Record | Apr 5, 2016

MIAMI – A driver alleges that his employer canceled his family's health care insurance while he was on leave.

Georgia attorney remains in jail after guilty plea

By Greg Travis | Feb 11, 2016

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A Savannah attorney who practiced in Brunswick remains jailed on state and federal charges of bank fraud, forgery and theft by conversion, after pleading guilty to a single count of bank fraud in federal court.

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