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Attorneys don’t favor regulating third party lawsuit lenders

Add Teaser hereTALLAHASSEE – Attorneys said there is a likelihood Florida could adopt a state law requiring disclosure of finance lenders who loan money to plaintiffs in lawsuits as the state of Wisconsin recently did, but two noted they would not like to see the kind of regulation that banks have.

Choice Hotels International, Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance accused of negligence

A hotel guest is suing Choice Hotels International Inc. d/b/a Quality Inn & Suites and Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company for alleged negligence.

FDA backs down from releasing genetically modified mosquitoes after lawsuit threatened

KEY HAVEN, Fla. — When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it was dropping plans to release millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Key Haven, Florida, many people breathed a sigh of relief.

Florida court to hear consolidated cases against makers of Abilify

A district-court judge in Florida will oversee consolidated litigation against the makers of a brand of medications used to treat several mental disorders.

Medicaid lawsuit concludes with settlement over failure to provide prompt care to children

MIAMI – The 10-year battle over the Medicaid program in Florida finally came to an end with taxpayers tasked to pay the legal bills and settlement fees to the families and medical practitioners involved in the case.

Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals files for bankruptcy

WILMINGTON -- Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals and its two wholly-owned subsidiaries have filed for bankruptcy protection with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware.

11th Circuit: Bankruptcy courts cannot be involved in Medicare-related cases

MIAMI – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit now is the third circuit court to deny bankruptcy courts any involvement in Medicare-related bankruptcy issues.

Consent decree stops Florida distributor from selling supplement claiming to cure herpes

ORLANDO – The Florida distributor of a dietary supplement that claimed to cure herpes has stopped distributing the product after agreeing to a consent decree, both the Justice Department and the Food and Drug Administration announced recently.