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Consumer alleges steam inhaler manufacturer sold unsafe product

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County consumer is suing a steam inhaler manufacturer and Walgreens, alleging negligence and breach of contract.

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).

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Joshua Levenson Honored with Commitment to Justice Award

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

Holland & Knight Partner Joshua Levenson was awarded the Commitment to Justice Award from Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) at its 17th Annual For the Public Good event.

CLAUSEN & MILLER: Clausen Miller P.C. Expands Its Reach in Florida by Welcoming Orlando Partner Scott Dornstein

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

Clausen Miller is proud to announce that Scott Dornstein has joined the Firm’s Florida office as a Partner.

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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.

SAUL EWING ARNSTEIN & LEHR: Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr further strengthens its labor & employment practice with addition of Antoinette Theodossakos

By Press release submission | Sep 9, 2018

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP today announced that Antoinette Theodossakos has joined the firm as counsel in the Labor & Employment Practice.

Jacksonville fire safety inspector accused of falsifying records loses discrimination lawsuit

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 8, 2018

JACKSONVILLE — A fire safety inspector who was accused of falsifying records loses an unrelated discrimination lawsuit against the city of Jacksonville.

Customer alleges Subaru sold defective vehicle

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 13, 2018

ORLANDO — A customer is suing Subaru, alleging breach of a written warranty.

U.S. Court of Appeals affirms judgment but vacates restitution in Southern Trust Metals suit

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 15, 2018

In a commodities-fraud case concerning Southern Trust Metals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the judgment of the district court, except in regard to certain restitution, which was vacated and remanded.

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.

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Legal finance companies descend on Florida convention to build relationships with trial lawyers

By Maya Siobhan Redding | Jun 27, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - As Florida trial lawyers gathered last week for an annual meeting featuring an array of trending litigation seminars, another industry set up shop in a big way at the convention hall site.

Attorney offers reward over suspicions lawsuit manufactured by tort reform advocates

By John Breslin | Jun 7, 2018

MIAMI - A Florida attorney is offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who can confirm his suspicion that a lawsuit against fast food giant McDonalds over cheese on its burgers is frivolous.

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New state AG opioid lawsuits show diverging strategies, outside counsel pay scales

By Daniel Fisher | May 30, 2018

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.

Motorist alleges State Farm failed to provide crash coverage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 28, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — A Broward County woman is suing a motorist and insurance company, alleging negligence and breach of contract.

Florida court reverses orders in dispute between Sweetwater mayor, commission

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 27, 2018

MIAMI – A Florida appeals court has reversed two final summary judgment orders in favor of Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez.

Florida appeals court reverses ruling in insurance case

By Amanda Thomas | Mar 22, 2018

A Florida court has reversed a decision concerning deductibles, ruling in favor of insurance companies rather than health care providers.

New Port Richey attorney disbarred following suspensions for theft, drug charges

By Karen Kidd | Feb 13, 2018

New Port Richey attorney Joshua Johnson Stewart has been disbarred following a Dec. 21 Florida Supreme Court order after the high court found him in contempt for failing to comply with previous court orders, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

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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.

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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.

Miami attorney found in contempt, suspended fourth time since 2014

By Karen Kidd | Dec 23, 2017

Miami attorney Kenneth Joseph Kukec has been suspended for one year following a Sept. 22 Florida Supreme Court order after he was found in contempt for failing to comply with requirements of previous suspensions that stem for cocaine charges in 2014.

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