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Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

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.

Free speech, right to privacy collide in NRA suit against state's gun laws, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | May 21, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – In the legal battle involving the National Rifle Association and Gov. Rick Scott's new gun laws, another complication has transpired that may force the NRA to name two young adults in its lawsuit.

Experts: Roofing company that has scammed Florida homeowners may not be finished

By Carrie Bradon | May 11, 2018

JACKSONVILLE—A roofing company that has scammed more than 70 Florida homeowners is desperately searching for a loophole which would allow them to continue exploiting new customers.

Wrongful death case in Marine captain's 2010 death remanded to Florida district court

By Nicholas Echevarria | Apr 26, 2018

ATLANTA (Florida Record) — The wrongful case of a 26-year-old U.S. Marine captain killed in a plane crash in 2010 is on its way back to a district court in Florida after a Georgia appeals court denied a defense counsel appeal that the case should be dismissed "on political question grounds."

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.

Customer alleges Dollar Tree negligence caused injuries

By Delma M. Serrano | Dec 21, 2017

ORLANDO — An Orlando man is suing Dollar Tree, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Customer blames Family Dollar for fall, injuries

By Delma M. Serrano | Nov 29, 2017

ORLANDO — An Orlando woman is suing Family Dollar, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Ivey on the Lake Apartments LLC, Harbor Group Management Co. LLC accused of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 26, 2017

An individual is suing Ivey on the Lake Apartments LLC and Harbor Group Management Co. LLC 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.

Federal Business Systems Corporation Government Division accused of breach of contract

By Delma M. Serrano | Jul 24, 2017

A technology company is suing Federal Business Systems Corporation Government Division, a foreign company, citing alleged breach of contract.

St. Augustine homeowner says Allstate refused to cover water damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 21, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE — A homeowner is suing Allstate Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Free-roof insurance scam plagues Florida homeowners

By Carrie Salls | Apr 1, 2017

TALLAHASSEE — A trend has emerged in the storm-battered Sunshine State in which a relatively small number of roofers and attorneys are suing insurance companies for more than the actual cost of repair or, in some cases, for non-existent damage. 

Groups trying to help veterans with PTSD get proper care

By Dee Thompson | Feb 22, 2017

TAMPA — Many military veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, but if they are discharged with anything less than an honorable discharge they cannot get the mental-health treatment they need.

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 attorney: A serial class-action objector?

By Seth Sandronsky | Jan 20, 2017

ATLANTA–Home Depot Inc. recently filed a motion in a northern district of Georgia federal court to sanction Florida attorney Sam A. Miorelli in a class-action litigation.

Ave Maria School of Law in North Naples dedicates library to veterans

By Christopher Knoll | Dec 16, 2016

NAPLES, Florida -- Seventy-five years since the deadly Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Ave Maria School of Law marked the infamous day with a ceremony renaming the school’s library the Veterans Memorial Law Library.

Florida Mesothelioma Center instructs patients to use appropriate firms

By Kerry Goff | Nov 27, 2016

TAMPA -- The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center recently announced there is a statewide initiative available to a person diagnosed with mesothelioma anywhere in Florida. The center is trying to help those with this illness find reputable attorneys that can help them gain compensation.

Tobacco companies lose another round as jury finds for nurse who developed diseases

By Christopher Knoll | Nov 23, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – One of the thousands of cases developed following the end of the Engle progeny suit filed in Florida against cigarette manufacturers Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds (RJR) has marked a victory for those claiming the two companies had purposefully hidden or continued to hide evidence of the addictive power of nicotine.

Florida's new security workgroup has begun studying courthouse safety

By Tara Mapes | Nov 9, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE — After a year of alarming escapes by inmates while in custody at Florida courthouses, the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) and the Broward County Board of Commissioners continue to disagree on the source of increased escapes. But they do agree a solution is needed. 

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