TALLAHASSEE – A joint House and Senate initiative to make judicial term limits part of Florida's constitution seems to have quietly died, but it was the wrong approach and a counter proposal won't be made, a Florida Bar Association chairman recently said.
News from April 2016
MIAMI – A Miami lawyer has been accused of forging the signatures of seven circuit court and Broward County judges on documents related to structured settlements cases.
MIAMI – A former sales consultant is suing her insurance company over allegations it terminated her disability benefits.
FORT MYERS – An electrical materials supplier is suing a construction contract manager over allegations that it is owed for materials.
MIAMI – A Korean company is suing a Palm Beach Gardens salon equipment importer alleging patent infringement.
ORLANDO – A sales agent is suing his former employer, alleging he was retaliated against and wrongfully terminated for taking a medical leave.
TAMPA – A Pasco County resident is accusing a North Carolina company of violations of debt collection laws.
MIAMI – A weight loss product distributor is suing a competitor, alleging that it sells a tea with the same name as one of its products.
MIAMI – A bartender for a Hallandale restaurant alleges she was not paid overtime or minimum wages.
TALLAHASSEE – Nissan North America is in hot water over alleged preferential treatment for certain dealerships in possible violation of Florida law.
JACKSONVILLE – While 32 months isn't a long time in many lawsuits, it was a grinding pace for Times-Union Editor Frank Denton in his lawsuit against the city of Jacksonville and the Police and Fire Pension Fund for alleged Sunshine Law violation.
MIAMI – Easley Appellate Practice Managing Partner Dorothy F. Easley, recognized earlier this year by Rue Ratings for being in the top 1 percent of Best Attorneys in America, believes that female lawyers face more work-life balance issues than their male colleagues.
TALLAHASSEE – With portions of Florida's east and west coast waters clouded in dark, murky pollution, many of the Sunshine State’s coasts appear barer than ever, and it’s not from tiny swimsuits.
ORLANDO – A Volusia County consumer is suing a debt collector, alleging it has called him more than 30 times despite requests to stop.
TAMPA – A construction employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employers over allegations of unpaid wages.
ORLANDO – A Volusia County woman is suing a debt collector alleging abuse and violation of telephone harassment statutes.
MIAMI – A real estate firm is suing its competitors over claims they use a name similar to its own.
OCALA – An Oxford man consumer is suing a collection agency alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes in an attempt to collect a purported student loan debt.
MIAMI – A mother is suing a cruise ship line over allegations her child was injured as a result of negligence while a passenger on the Carnival Victory.
PALM BEACH – A Palm Beach County man is suing Homegoods alleging that the business has barriers that hinder access to the disabled.