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'We are hung,' says jury as mistrial declared over punitive damages in tobacco trial

By John Breslin | Aug 20, 2018

The trial of a tobacco company found largely responsible for the death of a 39-year-old Florida man ended dramatically Monday in the punitive damages stage as the jury sent a note to the judge stating they were deadlocked.

Man alleges Lincare Holding's website not accessible to visually impaired persons

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 13, 2018

CLEARWATER – A blind jobseeker alleges a company's website is not configured for software used by the visually impaired.

Tobacco companies say not liable for lung cancer of Cuban immigrant who began smoking long before arriving in US

By John Breslin | May 27, 2018

​Lawyers for two big tobacco companies defending themselves against charges that they were responsible for the lung cancer of an individual are arguing that a Cuban native began smoking long before he came to the United States and used their brands.

Judge dismisses lawsuit brought by 'God' over utility costs

By Kristin Emery | Apr 4, 2018

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

By Karen Kidd | Mar 4, 2018

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Mar 1, 2018

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 28, 2017

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

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 27, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Sep 14, 2017

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

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Jan 10, 2017

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

By Cassandra Stone | Dec 9, 2016

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

By Dee Thompson | Nov 20, 2016

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

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.

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

By Karen Kidd | Jul 29, 2016

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.

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