TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Cooper City attorney Melissa A. Heaton has been publicly reprimanded following a Feb. 1 Florida Supreme Court order after she was found in contempt for noncompliance, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
News from April 2018
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Gulf Breeze attorney Kelly Kathryn McGraw has been disbarred following a Jan. 3 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations she failed to comply with a reinstatement order following her 2011 suspension over substance abuse issues, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Michigan attorney Richard Shant Norsigian, practicing in Florida for about 10 years, has been suspended following a Feb. 23 Florida Supreme Court order after he failed to respond to an official inquiry, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Miami attorney Stewart Alan Merkin, practicing in Florida for about 45 years, has been suspended following a Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court after his conviction on U.S. Security And Exchange Commission allegations that he violated federal securities laws, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
Miami Lakes attorney Robert Joseph Ratiner has been disbarred following a Feb. 22 Florida Supreme Court opinion over allegations of "cumulative, disparaging misconduct" to other members of the legal profession, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
Three 3rd District Court of Appeal judges have affirmed a lower court's decision to deny class certification in a consolidated case involving two condominium associations.
The 4th District Court of Appeal has remanded a case involving a slip-and-fall claim at a Walmart, and the order could affect the plaintiff's award for medical expenses.
FORT LAUDERDALE — A Deerfield Beach homeowner is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.
FORT LAUDERDALE — A Broward County pedestrian is suing a motorist, alleging negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.
ORLANDO — A Florida patient is suing eye doctors, alleging negligence in their care of the plaintiff.
CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County man is suing motorists and Allstate, alleging negligence and breach of contract.
ORLANDO — A husband and wife are suing Walt Disney, alleging negligence for a rat bite suffered by the husband.
Florida court finds government violated developer’s rights under Ben J. Harris Act
FORT MYERS – A tomato farm has lost its bid for crop loss insurance after a federal judge upheld the decision made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency to reject the farm’s claim.
CLEARWATER — A former employee is suing an insurance company, alleging age discrimination and gender discrimination.
ORLANDO — Ocoee property owners are suing a tenant, alleging breach of contract.
CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County man is suing owners of a Pinellas Park Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.
FORT LAUDERDALE — A Broward County condominium board director is suing a husband and wife, alleging defamation.
The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, rejected a man's claims that a gas station violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), calling Houston's claims meritless.