News from December 2018

Michigan attorney suspended over allegations in 2 client matters, failing to respond to bar

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Attorney Richard Shant Norsigian of Royal Oak, Michigan, has been suspended following a Nov. 8 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from two client matters, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Hollywood attorney faces voluntary disbarment following misappropriation allegations

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Hollywood attorney Gregory Eric Schwartz faces voluntarily disbarment following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations of misappropriation, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Miami Beach attorney faces disbarment over 'bad faith, annoying, abusive litigation tactics'

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — Miami Beach attorney Peter Milan Predrag Vujin faces disbarment following a Dec. 4 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations of misconduct in two civil matters, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Airbnb reaches settlement with country's largest apartment rental company over sub-leasing action

By John Breslin | Dec 28, 2018

Legal experts expressed surprise a lawsuit taken by the country largest apartment rental group against Airbnb was allowed to proceed.

Vero Beach attorney disbarred following bank fraud conviction

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

Vero Beach real estate attorney Eric Brett Granitur has been disbarred following a Dec. 13 Florida Supreme Court order and his conviction by a federal jury last summer on bank fraud charges, according to an announcement by The Florida Bar.

Motorist sues driver, carrier after accident

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 30, 2018

An Orange County resident is suing DF Carrier LLC and Teddy Terel Mitchell, citing alleged negligence and vicarious liability.

Motorist suing motorcycle driver and owner, alleging negligence

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 30, 2018

A Pinellas County resident is suing Tony Jordan and Justin Jordan, Pasco County residents, citing alleged negligence and dangerous instrumentality.

Oregon resident accuses employer and supervisor of malicious prosecution

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 30, 2018

A former employee is suing Ricoh USA, Inc. and Patricia Ruth Ross Holliday, employer and supervisor, citing alleged negligence and malicious prosecution.

Client suing law firm and attorneys, citing malpractice

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 30, 2018

A client is suing Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & Mcquaid, P.A., a law firm, Aubrey Omar Discus Jr., individually, and Rachel L. Drude, individually, attorneys, citing alleged legal malpractice.

Court rules against teacher applicant who refused drug test

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 30, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled against a woman who was denied a substitute teacher position because she refused to take a drug test.

Appeals court upholds lower court decision in dispute over Heron's Landing condos

By Chandra Lye | Dec 30, 2018

A Florida appeals court has affirmed the decision of a lower court in a dispute over the condition of condominium units in Jacksonville.

Pharmaceutical company seeks to stop confidential records from becoming public

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

CLEARWATER — A pharmaceutical company is suing St. Petersburg, alleging breach of duty.

St. Petersburg couple alleges insurer failed to cover dwelling damage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.

Marketing company alleges Tennessee customer owes more than $24,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County marketing company is suing a Tennessee business customer, alleging breach of purchase agreements and unjust enrichment.

Employee alleges she was terminated due to disability

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a respiratory service company, alleging disability discrimination and retaliation.

Patient alleges doctor performed unsuccessful surgery

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 31, 2018

CLEARWATER — A medical patient is suing a Pinellas County physician and facility, alleging medical negligence.

Architecture company alleges St. Petersburg property owner owes more than $247,000

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 31, 2018

CLEARWATER — An architecture contractor is suing a St. Petersburg property owner, alleging breach of agreement and unjust enrichment.

Pinellas County businessman accuses golfing buddy of defamation

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 31, 2018

CLEARWATER — A well-known Pinellas County businessman is suing a golfing buddy, alleging defamation.

Motorist alleges another driver's negligence caused St. Petersburg crash

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 31, 2018

CLEARWATER — A motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

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