News from January 2018

Longtime Davie attorney disbarred over alleged client fund misappropriation

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2018

Davie attorney George Jay Blutstein, practicing in Florida for about 60 years, has been disbarred following a Nov. 2 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he misappropriated client funds.

Customer blames Wawa for injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County woman is suing the owner of an Orlando Wawa convenience store, alleging negligence caused her injuries.

Guest blames Days Inn for injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2018

ORLANDO — A hotel guest is suing a Days Inn in Orlando, alleging failure to provide a safe environment to invitees.

Orlando policyholder alleges insurance firm failed to cover claim

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando property owner is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.

Orange County couple alleges insurer failed to pay for loss

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2018

ORLANDO — A Gotha couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.

Nursing student accuses school, of breach of contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2018

CLEARWATER — A nursing student is suing a nursing school and officers, alleging breach of contract, slander, fraud, and negligent misrepresentation.

Couple blames St. Petersburg for wife's fall, injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2018

CLEARWATER — A couple is suing St. Petersburg, alleging loss of consortium and negligence.

Jacksonville attorney agrees to voluntary disbarment following retirement

By Karen Kidd | Jan 2, 2018

Jacksonville attorney Reginald Estell Jr. has been voluntarily disbarred following a Nov. 2 Florida Supreme Court following allegations he failed to respond to a Florida State Bar inquiry and a subpoena for trust records and neglected traffic cases.

Coral Springs attorney disbarred following failure to comply with court orders

By Karen Kidd | Jan 3, 2018

Coral Springs attorney Christopher Lee Buttermore has been disbarred following a Nov. 21 Florida Supreme Court order after being found in contempt for failing to comply with previous court orders.

Customer accuses vehicle distributor of breach of contract

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County customer is suing a motor vehicles distributor, alleging breach of implied warranty.

Couple blames Kissimmee resort for wife's pool injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A couple is suing Kissimmee recreational facilities, alleging negligence and loss of consortium regarding pool injuries to the wife.

Visitor blames Orlando condo owner, operator for injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A visitor is suing the owner and operator of an Orlando condominium, alleging negligently keeping a dangerous condition on the property and causing injuries.

Estate sale business owner accuses Fox network of defamation

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A Maitland owner of an estate sale business is suing Fox News, alleging defamation and tortious interference.

Employee accuses Pinellas County auto dealership of gender discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 3, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pasco County woman is suing a Pinellas County auto dealership, alleging gender discrimination.

Subcontractor alleges Winter Garden owes nearly $39,000

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A Lake County construction company is suing Winter Garden, alleging breach of contract.

Policy holder alleges insurance carrier fails to cover wind damages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 3, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando woman is suing an insurance carrier, alleging breach of contract.

Anna Maria attorney suspended for allegedly foreclosing on clients' property to recover fees

By Karen Kidd | Jan 4, 2018

Anna Maria attorney Charles Houston Webb has been suspended for 60 days and placed on year's probation following a Nov. 30 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations that included suing clients and foreclosing on their property to recover legal fees.

Pinellas Park couple alleges insurer failed to cover hurricane damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas Park couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.

Policy holder alleges insurer failed to pay for water damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater Beach property owner is suing an insurance carrier, alleging breach of contract.

Elevator company blamed for injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Lee County man is suing an elevator company, alleging negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

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