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Federal judge to decide if court has jurisdiction in Victoria's Secret slip-and-fall case

JACKSONVILLE (Florida Record) — A federal judge is mulling a Victoria's Secret request to take on the slip-and-fall case of a Clay County woman despite the judge's doubts that her court has jurisdiction enough to hear the case.

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

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.

Opioid judge doesn't want media to know details of settlement talks

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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.

Policy holder alleges Nationwide breached contract

ORLANDO — A Lake County woman is suing Nationwide Insurance, alleging bad faith and breach of contract.

Ron Christopher Co. Inc., employee accused of fraud

An individual is suing Ron Christopher Co. Inc. and its employee, Joel Farley, for alleged fraud.

Macy's Florida Stores LLC accused of negligence

An invitee is suing Macy's Florida Stores LLC and Kellermeyer Bergensons Services Inc. for alleged negligence.

Progressive Select Insurance Company accused of breach of contract

A motorist is suing Progressive Select Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of insurance contract.

Appeals court rules in favor of J.P. Morgan Securities in $25 million investment case

A $25 million investment that went awry for a Florida company recently ended with an appeal before Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal.

Driver allegedly injured in Clearwater crash seeks damages from motorist, insurer

CLEARWATER – A woman is suing a driver and her insurer for damages after a collision in Clearwater.

Woman seeks underinsured motorist coverage from Progressive Select Insurance Co.

CLEARWATER – A Tampa woman is seeking coverage after a collision with an underinsured motorist in Pinellas County.

Woman claims Aetna failed to properly review benefits claim

MIAMI — A Duke Energy employee is suing Aetna Life Insurance Company, claiming Aetna wrongly terminated her long-term disability benefits.

Florida Supreme Court foreclosure ruling expected to increase filings, provide clarity

TALLAHASSEE – A Florida Supreme Court ruling allowing mortgage lenders to resume suspended foreclosure proceedings at any time likely will mean an increase in foreclosure filings, according to three mortgage experts, who also agree the ruling provides much-needed clarity and consistency to lenders.  

Recent state court rulings place workers' comp attorney fee schedules in question

Workers’ compensation laws that impose caps on claimants’ attorney fees may be vulnerable with recent state supreme court decisions toppling fee schedules in Florida and Utah.

Matthew Harrod brings business acumen to Jacksonville's Brennan, Manna & Diamond

JACKSONVILLE – The law firm of Brennan, Manna & Diamond recently welcomed Matthew Harrod to the Jacksonville office.

Insurance companies seek declaration in coverage dispute

TALLAHASSEE – Two insurance companies are seeking a judgment from the court over a dispute in coverage claims related to a wrongful death suit.

Alps South accuses Ohio Willow Wood of patent infringement

TAMPA, Fla. – A St. Petersburg company that patented a liner made for prosthetic limbs is suing a competitor claiming they have continued producing and selling the product after previously losing a patent dispute.

JP Morgan Chase accused for trying to over-collect on mortgage

MIAMI—A Florida woman is suing JP Morgan Chase Bank alleging the company attempted  to over-collect on her mortgage with misleading fees.