News from April 2019

New Port Richey attorney on emergency suspension for allegedly misappropriating more than $82,000

By Karen Kidd | Apr 1, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — New Port Richey attorney Hugh Charles Umsted has been placed on emergency suspension following a March 21 Florida Supreme Court order over misappropriation allegations, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Coral Gables attorney publicly reprimanded for allegedly failing to fully disclose interest conflict

By Karen Kidd | Apr 1, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Longtime Coral Gables attorney Peter James Yanowitch has been publicly reprimanded following a March 14 Florida Supreme Court order over an alleged potential conflict of interest, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Appeals court reverses decision that denied man continued coverage for alleged asbestos-related maladies

By Takesha Thomas | Apr 1, 2019

A Florida state appeals panel has reversed a Judge of Compensation Claims decision that denied a man who was diagnosed with occupational-induced asthma continued medical care, costs and attorneys’ fees.

11th Circuit: Body shops' price-fixing claims vs State Farm remain wrecked, but interference claims restored for now

By Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

A federal appeals court given a new pulse, for now, to a lawsuit brought by Florida auto body repair shops, claiming State Farm improperly pressured shops to lower their prices and threatening to boycott those which did not comply.

FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP: Cameron Baker Joins The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

By Press release submission | Apr 2, 2019

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Cameron Baker, who accepted a membership to The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida: Actions Taken on March 25

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida reported the following activity on March 25 in the suits below:

March 25: Pinellas Circuit Court docket for insurance claims cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following insurance claims-related cases were on the docket in the Pinellas Circuit Court on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida docket for business transactions cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following business transactions-related cases were on the docket in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: Pinellas Circuit Court docket for negligence cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following negligence-related cases were on the docket in the Pinellas Circuit Court on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: Pinellas Circuit Court docket for malpractice cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following malpractice-related cases were on the docket in the Pinellas Circuit Court on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: Pinellas Circuit Court docket for auto negligence cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following auto negligence-related cases were on the docket in the Pinellas Circuit Court on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida docket for breach of agreement/contract cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following breach of agreement/contract-related cases were on the docket in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: Pinellas Circuit Court docket for business transactions cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following business transactions-related cases were on the docket in the Pinellas Circuit Court on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: Pinellas Circuit Court docket for contracts and indebtedness cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following contracts and indebtedness-related cases were on the docket in the Pinellas Circuit Court on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

Pinellas Circuit Court: Actions Taken on March 25

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The Pinellas Circuit Court reported the following activity on March 25 in the suits below:

March 25: 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida docket for insurance claims cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following insurance claims-related cases were on the docket in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

March 25: 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida docket for auto negligence cases

By The Florida Record | Apr 2, 2019

The following auto negligence-related cases were on the docket in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida on March 25. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:

From Legal Newsline

Working With Experts webinar planned for April 24

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

The Working With Experts course will soon be available for Financial Poise Webinars' Newbie Litigator School’s Winter/Spring 2019 session. It will take place Wednesday, April 24 from 1-2 p.m. Central Standard Time.

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Webinar on intellectual property available for entrepreneurs, business owners

By Charmaine Little | Apr 2, 2019

Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.

Assignment of benefits lawsuits continues to rise for eighth straight year, report says; Chamber backs reforms

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 2, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- For the eighth straight year, assignment of benefits lawsuits accounted for more than half of all litigation against insurers in the state of Florida, as reported on a study by the Florida Justice Reform Institute.

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