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Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by 'God' over utility costs

JACKSONVILLE -- A federal judge in Florida has thrown out a lawsuit pitting “God” against the power company. The judge for the U.S. District for the Middle District of Florida in Jacksonville dismissed the case in March saying the plaintiff’s complaint was deficient.

California attorney disbarred in Florida following suspension in North Carolina

Attorney David Campbell Sutton, of Clovis, California, practicing in Florida for more than 27 years, has been disbarred following a Jan. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after his 2014 suspension in North Carolina, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Appellate court affirms award for widower in cigarette case

PALM BEACH -- Florida's Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has denied the appeal from Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds in a lawsuit that found in favor of a Florida man who sued the tobacco companies for hiding the dangers of smoking, alleging the plaintiff’s medical expert testimony wasn’t qualified.

Dynamic International Airways LLC, pilot accused of negligence after plane allegedly caught fire

Two airplane passengers are suing Dynamic International Airways LLC and Capt. Todd Thielbar, a pilot, for alleged negligence.

Golden Corral Corporation allegedly failed to prevent man from falling

An individual is suing Golden Corral Corporation for alleged negligence.

Case against Phillip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company brought by widow to be re-tried

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has sided with Philip Morris USA Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a case involving a widow who had won $13 million in a lawsuit that claimed her husband died due to the addictive nature of cigarettes.

Consumer accuses Bank of America of invasion of privacy, harassment

TAMPA — On Dec. 8, Florida resident Jennifer McCambridge filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against the Bank of America claiming harassment and invasion of privacy against the business. 

Cayman legal students attend biannual Florida law clinic

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Law students from Truman Bodden Law School took part in a Caribbean Law Clinic last month at Nova South Eastern Law School in Fort Lauderdale.

Jones Day argues that federal law on smoking lawsuits should preempt state laws

TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney Gregory Katsas with Jones Day in Washington, representing tobacco company R.J. Reynolds, recently argued before the Florida Supreme Court that in Florida courts, the liability and negligence claims of smokers are preempted by federal law.

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

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.

Realtor’s suit against BoA, Nationstar Mortgage won't go class action, new team member says

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas Realtor Michael Bondi's almost 10-year battle against Nationstar Mortgage and Bank of America won't go class action, the Florida attorney who joined Bondi's legal team earlier this month said during a recent interview.