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Legal advocacy group opposes legislation to repeal Florida nonjoinder of insurer provisions

Legislation introduced in the Florida Legislature last month that would repeal nonjoinder of insurer provisions in state law is opposed by a legal advocacy group.

Southern District of Florida grants gun manufacturer's motion to consolidate two cases

A U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida judge has partially consolidated two separate complaints against a handgun manufacturer.

Softball player blames tournament organizer for injuries

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a softball tournament organizer, alleging negligence led to injuries to the plaintiff.

Apopka homeowner alleges insurer failed to pay for hurricane damage

ORLANDO — An Apopka property owner is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract in failing to cover hurricane damages.

Plumbing supply company alleges customer owes $16,000

ORLANDO — An Orange County plumbing supplies company is suing a Florida customer, alleging breach of contract in failing to pay more than $16,000.

Orlando property owners allege insurance company failed to cover water damage

ORLANDO — Two Orlando homeowners are suing an insurance company, alleging breach of an insurance policy contract in failing to cover water damage.

St. Petersburg lawyer disbarred following allegations in four client matters

St. Petersburg attorney Stephen Proctor Tourtelot has been disbarred following a Dec. 21 Florida Supreme Court order following allegations he improperly handled four client cases, according to an announcement from The Florida Bar.

Measure could politicize Florida administrative law judge selection process, ALJ Association president says

Florida House lawmakers are making a second attempt to give Gov. Rick Scott the power to appoint administrative law judges, something that would threaten the independence of that judicial group, the Association of Administrative Law Judges president said during a recent interview.

Ex-employee accuses Orange County company of discrimination

ORLANDO — A former employee is suing an Orange County company, alleging discrimination and retaliation.

Orlando homeowner accuses insurer of breach of contract

ORLANDO — An Orlando homeowner is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.

Widower blames nursing home for wife's death

CLEARWATER — A widower is suing a Palm Harbor nursing home, alleging breach of duty, negligence and wrongful death.

Kissimmee couple accuses insurance company of breach of contract

ORLANDO — A Kissimmee couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.

Palm Harbor property owner accuses family member of unlawful stay in house

CLEARWATER — A Palm Harbor property owner is suing a family member, alleging an unlawful stay on the property.

EEOC's case over trucker allegedly not hired because of service dog transferred

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida federal judge has denied CRST International’s motion to dismiss a man’s lawsuit alleging it did not hire him as a truck driver because he has a service dog to help cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues.

Fort Pierce attorney, city commissioner suspended from law practice over handling of parental rights case

TALLAHASSEE — Fort Pierce attorney and City Commissioner Reginald "Reggie" Bernard Sessions faces a 20-day suspension following a Jan. 9 Florida Supreme Court order over issues he encountered representing a client in a parental rights case, according to an announcement from The Florida Bar.

Lady Lake attorney suspended after multiple arrests, admitted illegal drug use

Lady Lake attorney William Jason Scheil has been suspended for one year following a Dec. 28 Florida Supreme Court order admitting in sworn statements to using illegal drugs, including heroin, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Customer blames Orlando mall for injuries

ORLANDO — A Pinellas County woman is suing an Orlando mall, alleging negligence in failing to keep its premises safe.

Tourist blames Walt Disney resort for assault

ORLANDO — A Osceola County tourist is suing Walt Disney, alleging negligence in failing to provide a safe place for the use of the public.

Orlando policy holder alleges insurance company breached contract

ORLANDO — An Orlando property owner is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract regarding coverage for hurricane damage.

Former cashier alleges sexual harassment in workplace

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a concessionaire service company, alleging sexual harassment.