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

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

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

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

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

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

Customer blames Family Dollar for fall, injuries

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

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

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

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

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

Free-roof insurance scam plagues Florida homeowners

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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. 

Sanchez and Henderson face off in Nov. 8 run-off for circuit judge

Cristina Sanchez, President of the Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers, won a three-way race for circuit judge in Seminole and Brevard counties, according to an August 30 article in the Orlando Sentinel. Since no one won more than 50 percent, Sanchez and Stephen Henderson will face off in a run-off November 8.

Florida attorney suspended after possession charge

ORLANDO -- Attorney Samuel Harker Lanier was suspended indefinitely by the Florida Bar Association in June. The ruling stems from charges and subsequent guilty verdict of several criminal infractions--both misdemeanor and felony--committed by the lawyer in January.