News from January 2019

Judge advises jury trial for clerk's office worker who resigned over allegedly racist social media posts

By Charmaine Little | Jan 1, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in the Orlando Division weighed in on a man’s lawsuit against the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller of Seminole County, Florida after the man resigned after making controversial posts on social media.

Court denies Eleventh Amendment immunity to sheriff's office

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 1, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is not entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity when conducting child-protective investigations.

Motorist alleges Coca-Cola driver caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County motorist is suing Coca-Cola and one of its drivers, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Pedestrian alleges Clearwater's negligence caused sidewalk injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County pedestrian is suing Clearwater, alleging negligence in the maintenance of its sidewalks.

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

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

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

South Pasadena condo unit owner alleges co-owner breached contract

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

CLEARWATER — A South Pasadena condo unit owner is suing a co-owner, alleging breach of the settlement agreement.

Business invitee sues premises controller for negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

CLEARWATER — A business customer is suing a St. Petersburg office park, alleging negligence led to injuries to the plaintiff.

Analytics software provider alleges real estate investment trust breached lease agreement

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

CLEARWATER — An analytics software provider is suing a Maryland real estate investment trust, alleging breach of a lease agreement for property in St. Petersburg.

Motorist, passenger allege another driver's negligence caused St. Petersburg crash

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

TCLEARWATER — A motorist and passenger are suing another driver, alleging negligence his negligence caused a crash.

African-American woman accuses fast food restaurant operators of racial discrimination

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 2, 2019

CLEARWATER — An African-American Pinellas County woman is suing fast food restaurant operators, alleging racial discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination.

Surviving spouse says medical negligence contributed to wife's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

A surviving spouse is accusing medical facilities and practitioners of medical negligence, causing the untimely death of his wi

Property owners claim neighbor's artificial turf encroaches on and contaminated their land

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

Residents are suing Ethyl Lynn Hendrickson and ABC, Inc., a real property owner and a contractor, citing alleged negligence.

Woman suing storage company after falling, alleging negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2019

An invitee is suing a self-storage company citing alleged negligence.

Florida resident sues engineering company, claims negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2019

A Florida resident is suing Mastec Inc., an engineering company, citing alleged negligence.

Medical facility accused of breach of duty

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

A personal representative is accusing a medical facility of negligence in providing proper care to a resident.

Estate representative says medical providers were negligent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2019

A representative is suing Avante at Orlando Inc. and AG Holdings Inc., Avante Group Inc. and Eric L. Mock, nursing home operator, citing alleged breach of duty, negligence, and wrongful discharge.

Homeowners claim insurance company won't pay claim or explain why

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

Homeowners are suing an insurance company, citing alleged refusal to apply payments.

Commercial landlord sues tenants it says abandoned building

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 2, 2019

A property lessor is suing Florida corporations and guarantors for alleged breach of lease agreement.

Florida appeals court upholds decision against R.J. Reynolds in wrongful death suit

By Chandra Lye | Jan 2, 2019

MIAMI – Florida's Third District Court of Appeal recently upheld a lower court's decision to deny a new trial in a wrongful death lawsuit against R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Florida Supreme Court says LMHS Lien Law violates state Constitution

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 2, 2019

The Supreme Court of Florida upheld a district court ruling that the LMHS Lien Law violates the Florida Constitution.

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