News from July 2018

Orlando attorney indefinitely suspended following state bar audit of trust account

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Orlando attorney Christine G. Bauer has been indefinitely suspended following May 25 Florida Supreme Court orders over allegations related to an investigation into her practice, as described in recent documents filed by The Florida Bar.

Jacksonville attorney disbarred after allegedly soliciting sex from incarcerated clients

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Jacksonville attorney Anthony Wayne Blackburn has been disbarred following a May 24 Florida Supreme Court order after his plea to a battery charge and allegedly soliciting sex from clients, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Brandon attorney suspended third time in less than year

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Suspended Brandon attorney Richard Luther Bradford has been suspended an additional two years following a May 3 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations arising from two client matters, according to a recent announcement by the Florida Bar.

St. Petersburg attorney publicly reprimanded after admitting to sharing fees with non-lawyer

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — St. Petersburg attorney Raymond Todd Burbine has been publicly reprimanded following a May 3 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he shared fees with a non-attorney, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Stuart attorney disbarred following guilty please to drug paraphernalia charge

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Stuart attorney Nathaniel Bundy Burke has been disbarred following a May 31 Florida Supreme Court after his no contest plea to a drug paraphernalia charge, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Fort Lauderdale attorney publicly reprimanded in mother-in-law's estate dispute

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Fort Lauderdale attorney Bruce Don Burtoff has been publicly reprimanded by publication in the Southern Reporter following a May 31 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from an alleged conflict of interest, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Ruskin attorney publicly reprimanded over delay in responding to subpoena

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Ruskin attorney Jesus Elizarraras has been publicly reprimanded following a May 1 Florida Supreme Court after being found in contempt during The Florida Bar's grievance committees investigation into his case, according to a recent announcement by the state bar.

Oviedo attorney permanently disbarred for allegedly practicing while under previous disbarment

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Oviedo attorney Mark Vernon Morsch has been permanently disbarred following a May 25 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he practiced law under a previous disbarment, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Jacksonville attorney disbarred, ordered to pay $1.25 million over trust account allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Suspended Jacksonville attorney Christoper Michael Ochoa, after less than seven years in practice, has been disbarred following a May 3 Florida Supreme Court order regarding trust account irregularities, perjury and other allegations, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Naples attorney challenges 1-year suspension recommendation, gets 3 years instead

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Naples attorney Jon Douglas Parrish has been suspended for three years following a May 3 Florida Supreme Court opinion over allegations stemming from business dealings with one of his clients, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Plantation attorney suspended over loan modification allegations

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Plantation attorney Stuart Jared Starr, practicing in Florida for almost a half-century, has been suspended for 90 days following a May 24 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations stemming from a loan modification matter, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Lake City attorney publicly reprimanded following DUI plea

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Lake City attorney Stephen Michael Witt, practicing in Florida for 41 years, has been publicly reprimanded following a May 17 Florida Supreme Court after his plea to a DUI charge, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Couple alleges Wal-Mart negligence caused wife's injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando couple is suing Wal-Mart, alleging loss of consortium and negligence in the injury of the wife.

Orange property owner alleges insurance carrier failed to cover hurricane damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange property owner is suing an insurance carrier, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Customer alleges Honda dealer failed to repair brakes

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 2, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County customer is suing a Honda dealer, alleging breach of promise.

Orlando homeowner alleges insurer did not cover hurricane damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando homeowner is suing an insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Patient accuses medical care providers of professional negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jul 2, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County patient is suing medical care providers, alleging professional negligence during surgery.

Capital One suit claims Miami car dealership misrepresented vehicle purchases

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 2, 2018

MIAMI – Capital One is suing Metro Ford for misrepresentations made when borrowers purchased vehicles from the Miami car dealership.

Woman's suit claims she was injured while aboard Carnival cruise ship

By John Revak | Jul 2, 2018

MIAMI – A woman recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Carnival Corp. after allegedly suffering an injury while aboard a cruise ship owned by the company.

One defendant remains in wealth management company's suit alleging ex-employee took confidential information

By Karen Kidd | Jul 2, 2018

MIAMI (Florida Record) – Following a recent ruling in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, one defendant remains in a federal lawsuit filed by a Texas wealth management company that claims an Oregon firm benefited when two former employees went to work for that firm and took confidential company information with them.

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