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

Jenie Mallari-Torres Sep. 26, 2017, 8:00am

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

Dee Thompson Sep. 14, 2017, 8:27pm

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

Delma M. Serrano Jul. 24, 2017, 9:21pm

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

Jenie Mallari-Torres May 21, 2017, 12:35pm

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

Free-roof insurance scam plagues Florida homeowners

Carrie Salls Apr. 1, 2017, 5:11pm

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

Dee Thompson Feb. 22, 2017, 3:02pm

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

Sara McCleary Jan. 27, 2017, 3:38pm

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?

Seth Sandronsky Jan. 20, 2017, 1:13pm

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

Christopher Knoll Dec. 16, 2016, 11:33am

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

Kerry Goff Nov. 27, 2016, 2:50pm

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

Christopher Knoll Nov. 23, 2016, 10:37pm

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

Tara Mapes Nov. 9, 2016, 10:20am

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

Kerry Goff Oct. 26, 2016, 10:51pm

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

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 2:10pm

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. 

Man accuses Portfolio Recovery Associates of harassing him with calls

Wadi Reformado Sep. 13, 2016, 5:09am

ORLANDO – A Volusia County man claims a debt collector has been harassing him with phone calls.

Portfolio Recovery Associates alleged to have called woman more than 500 times

Wadi Reformado Sep. 8, 2016, 6:26am

FORT LAUDERDALE – A Broward County resident claims a debt collector has called her more than 500 times.

Virginia corporation allegedly used stolen information from competitors

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 1:24pm

MIAMI — Two businesses have filed suit against a Virginia corporation who allegedly hired a former employee who purportedly swiped confidential information from his previous employers. 

An overseas corporation claims retailer allegedly sold counterfeit water pipes

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 26, 2016, 1:15pm

MIAMI — A German corporation has filed suit against a retailer for allegedly selling counterfeit water pipes bearing the corporation's trademark.

State's judges 'underpaid,' may deter lawyers from entering profession

Dawn Geske Aug. 4, 2016, 6:59pm

JACKSONVILLE – Recent scrutiny has been placed on judges’ salaries in Florida as some of the lowest in the country.

Infrastructure lacking in wake of Flint water crisis, says Florida law professor

Mark Powell May 13, 2016, 3:50pm

MIAMI – With the recent water crisis in Flint, Michigan, an environmental law professor at Florida International University (FIU) took the opportunity to publish a paper on the ethics, law and regulations of our greatest resource.