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Former Boca Raton attorney permanently disbarred following securities fraud guilty plea

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2019

Former Boca Raton attorney Mark Fisher has been voluntarily and permanently disbarred following a Feb. 7 Florida Supreme Court order after his guilty plea late last year to securities fraud, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

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.

Customer blames department store operator for finger injury

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 13, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a department store operator, alleging negligence led to a serious finger injury.

Federal judge transfers negligence lawsuit against The WIllough at Naples to Florida

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 2, 2018

​A man seeks damages after he alleges he was treated in a negligent fashion at healthcare facility in Naples while he was receiving treatment, but his case won't be heard in his home state of Maryland.

Perry woman claims illness linked to salmonella outbreak

By Karen Kidd | May 20, 2018

An elderly Taylor County woman who spent about seven days hospitalized for exposure to salmonella has filed a complaint against an Indiana-based egg producer and a Missouri-based grocery chain following a recall of more than 200 million eggs earlier this year.

Mother accuses Largo McDonald's of negligence in child's injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 18, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater mother of a minor is suing a McDonald's in Largo, alleging insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries to her child.

Attorneys don’t favor regulating third party lawsuit lenders

By John Sammon | May 6, 2018

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.

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

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.

Benefits for borrowers cited from multistate PHH Mortgage settlement

By Karen Kidd | Jan 25, 2018

This month's announced $45 million multistate settlement, which included Florida, with New Jersey-based PHH Mortgage Corporation will benefit certain borrowers who faced foreclosure and current borrowers as well, a Florida attorney general spokesman said during a recent interview.

Choice Hotels International, Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance accused of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 28, 2017

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

Bentley III of Florida's middle district one of Trump's U.S. Attorney casualties

By John Severance | Apr 2, 2017

TAMPA — At the beginning of March, President Donald Trump asked for the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys, most of whom were appointed by former president Barack Obama. One of those attorneys who turned in their resignations to the president and attorney general Jeff Sessions was A. Lee Bentley III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.

McKesson reaches $150M settlement over alleged violations

By Sara McCleary | Jan 27, 2017

LAKELAND, Fla. — One of the largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States has agreed to a landmark settlement, according to a report on Street Insider.

Florida woman ordered to pay more than $600K for BP oil-spill scam

By Rebecca Campbell | Jan 16, 2017

MIAMI – A South Florida woman has been ordered to pay more than $600,000 in restitution for filing fraudulent claims in connection with the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a district judge recently ruled.

FDA backs down from releasing genetically modified mosquitoes after lawsuit threatened

By Kristin Danley-Greiner | Jan 8, 2017

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

By Taryn Phaneuf | Dec 22, 2016

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

Attorney claims Hillsborough firefighter wanted on misdemeanor battery charge has not fled the state

By Marian Johns | Dec 2, 2016

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County firefighter wanted on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from his alleged involvement in a Key West bar fight maintains he will turn himself in to face the charges, but has no intention of altering his vacation plans that would require him to return to Florida early.

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

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 28, 2016

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.

The late Norman Wolfinger honored with Public Service Lifetime Achievement Award

By Kathleen McGuire Gilbert | Oct 26, 2016

MELBOURNE -- Norman Wolfinger, former state attorney in Brevard and Seminole counties, veteran and advocate for veterans and children, was posthumously awarded with the public service lifetime achievement award from Space Coast Daily.

Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals files for bankruptcy

By Russell Boniface | Oct 24, 2016

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.

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