News from December 2018

Court dismisses computer fraud suit that alleged man stole information to benefit his own business

By Charmaine Little | Dec 11, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida sided with a man being sued for allegedly stealing a former employer’s protected information to benefit his own business, partially dismissing several claims in the suit in the court's Dec. 10 ruling by U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles.

Appeals court says lawyer documents are exempt from public record request in veterinary hearing panel case

By Charmaine Little | Dec 11, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – Florida's First District Court of Appeal recently agreed with a Leon County Circuit Court decision denying a woman's request to force the Department of Business and Professional Regulation to release documents she had requested.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP: Holland & Knight Wins Florida Litigation Department of the Year Award from The American Lawyer

By Press release submission | Dec 11, 2018

Holland & Knight was named the winner of the Regional Litigation Department of the Year award for Florida at The American Lawyer Industry Awards, held on December 5 in New York City.

Orlando vehicle owners allege they were struck by driver of rented car

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

ORLANDO — Two Orlando vehicle owners are suing another motorist, alleging his negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiffs.

St. Petersburg tenant accuses debt collector of invasion of privacy

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 12, 2018

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg tenant is suing a debt collector, alleging unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices.

Pennsylvania couple alleges condominium manager, unit owners negligently cared for property

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 12, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pennsylvania couple is suing a Belleair Bluffs condominium manager and unit owners, alleging negligence.

St. Petersburg property owner alleges insurance company failed to pay for hurricane damage

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 12, 2018

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg property owner is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance policy.

Passenger alleges another driver caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 12, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater woman is suing vehicle insurer and drivers, alleging breach of contract and negligence.

Orange County couple seeks full insurance coverage to pay for wind damage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 12, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract to cover wind and rain damage.

National Marine Fisheries Service has no reason to withhold orca necropsy reports, Animal Welfare Institute says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 12, 2018

A group of animal activists recently filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that contends the agency has the power to force SeaWorld to release necropsy reports for three orcas to the public.

Controversial book about Sandy Hook shooting shouldn't be upsetting, publisher says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 12, 2018

A parent of a child who was killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is suing a Florida publisher for the publication of a book titled "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook," a recent Gainesville Sun posting said.

Court says hospital can use plaintiff's experts on its behalf in negligence lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Dec 12, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied a motion to bar a Florida medical center from using plaintiff's expert witnesses on its behalf in medical negligence suit.

Customer alleges Walt Disney Parks' negligence led to injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 13, 2018

ORLANDO — A visitor is suing Walt Disney Parks, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Motorist alleges another driver's negligence caused Largo crash

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 13, 2018

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

Dunedin homeowner alleges insurance company failed to cover property damage

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 13, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Dunedin property owner is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance policy.

Family member alleges Disney negligence proved fatal

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 13, 2018

ORLANDO — A family member is suing Walt Disney, alleging negligence led to the death of a relative.

Orlando homeowners allege insurer failed to pay for water damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 13, 2018

ORLANDO — Orlando homeowners are suing an insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Motorist alleges another driver's negligence caused Pinellas County crash

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 13, 2018

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

Lawyer says video evidence favors homeless man alleging battery by police in Orlando

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 13, 2018

A homeless man is filing a civil rights lawsuit after he was allegedly struck by a police officer.

Elderly property owners' case against Miami-Dade County over noise reduction wall gets tossed

By Charmaine Little | Dec 13, 2018

Homeowners who allege they have been left with devalued properties after Miami-Dade County reneged on a deal to buy their houses had their case dismissed by the U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida.

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