News from December 2018

E-cigarette company files flurry of complaints, suits against foreign competitors

By John Breslin | Dec 2, 2018

A leading maker and seller of e-cigarettes and nicotine cartridges in the U.S. has filed a fresh flurry of complaints with patent regulators and in federal court against foreign competitors muscling in on its market.

Golden Beach attorney disbarred for allegedly misappropriating more than $1M

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Suspended Golden Beach attorney Jeremy W. Alters has been disbarred following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated more than $1 million from his law firm's trust accounts in 2010, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney indefinitely suspended following allegations of misappropriating about $37,000

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Orlando attorney Elizabeth Jayne Anderson has been indefinitely suspended following an Oct. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over misappropriation allegations, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

West Palm Beach attorney faces 10-day suspension over bungled title transfer

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

West Palm Beach attorney Richard Brian Carey faces a 10-day suspension following a Nov. 15 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he his mishandled a title transfer, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Tallahassee attorney faces 30-day suspension over unpaid restitution order, practicing while ineligible

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Tallahassee attorney John Edward Eagen faces a 30-day suspension following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over an unpaid previous restitution order and practicing while ineligible, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Miami attorney faces suspension, probation over alleged mismanagement of trust account and employee

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Miami attorney LaTonia Denise Jackson faces suspension and probation following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over issues arising from mismanagement of her trust account and a nonattorney employee, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Orlando attorney publicly reprimanded over inappropriate texts to client's girlfriend

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Orlando attorney Curtis Dee Mendenhall has been publicly reprimanded following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly flirting via text with a client's girlfriend, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Melbourne attorney disbarred for allegedly abandoning clients

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Suspended Melbourne attorney Rolando Enrique Rodriguez has been disbarred following an Oct. 4 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that he abandoned his clients, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Canadian attorney reciprocally disciplined by Florida Supreme Court

By Karen Kidd | Dec 2, 2018

Canadian attorney Adam Seif faces suspension in Florida in a reciprocal discipline following a Nov. 15 Florida Supreme Court order following his suspension in Canada, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

Couple alleges Wal-Mart negligence caused injuries to wife

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A husband and wife are suing Wal-Mart, alleging loss of consortium and negligence in causing injuries to the wife.

Tarpon Springs property owners allege insurer failed to pay for hail damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 3, 2018

CLEARWATER — Two Tarpon Springs property owners are suing an insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

New Jersey tourist alleges Wyndham resort caused catastrophic pool injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A New Jersey tourist is suing owners and operators of a Wyndham resort in Destin, alleging negligence led to catastrophic pool injuries for the plaintiff.

Orlando homeowner alleges insurance company failed to cover hurricane damage

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A Orlando homeowner is suing a licensed insurer, alleging a delayed payment.

Customer alleges Orlando airport facility operators' negligence caused fall, injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A business customer is suing Orlando airport facility operators, alleging negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Visitor alleges Orange County public schools failed to remedy slippery substance, causing fall

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A visitor is suing the Orange County public school system, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

ROSENTHAL LAW GROUP: Rosenthal Law Group included in 2019 Best Law firms

By Press release submission | Dec 3, 2018

Rosenthal Law Group is proud to announce that Attorney Alex Rosenthal of Rosenthal Law Group has been included on U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list for 2019!

From Legal Newsline

California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Orange County motorist alleges paving company vehicle caused crash

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 4, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County motorist is suing a paving company and its driver, alleging negligence and vicarious liability.

Customer alleges Orlando restaurant allowed a slippery floor

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 4, 2018

ORLANDO — A customer is suing an Orlando restaurant, alleging negligence led to a slippery floor that caused the plaintiff to fall.

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