News from January 2019

Florida Appeals Court reverses lower court decision over two brothers' 'adult-oriented' websites

By Chandra Lye | Jan 2, 2019

A Florida appeals court has overturned the decision of a lower court in a dispute between two brothers over their adult-orientated websites.

Customer alleges Wal-Mart negligence caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater woman is suing Wal-Mart, alleging negligence and premises liability.

Motorist alleges Uber negligence caused crash

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

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

St. Petersburg property owner alleges insurer failed to cover water damage

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

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

Guardian of minor charged in motor vehicle death

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 3, 2019

CLEARWATER — An estate representative is suing a parent and natural guardian, alleging wrongful death in a vehicle crash.

Orlando homeowner alleges contractor failed to properly install stucco system

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 3, 2019

ORLANDO — An Orlando homeowner is suing a licensed general contractor, alleging vicarious liability.

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office Obtains More Than $28 Million from Settlement Agreement with Wells Fargo

By Press release submission | Jan 3, 2019

Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that Florida will receive $28 million as part of a multimillion, multistate settlement entered with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws, among other laws.

Supreme Court says witnesses can't be paid for assistance not directly connected to their roles in a case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 3, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court recently decided a version of Rule 4-3.4(b) regarding witness payments doesn’t allow a party to pay a fact witness for fees that aren’t directly connected to a witness’s role in the case.

Why law firms should be leveraging digital media to attract clients

By Erianne Leatherman | Jan 4, 2019

With the growth of internet usage via social media and search engines, it is vital for law firms to recognize important marketing trends, in order to reach the broadest audience and convert the most clients.

Motorist blames Bob Evans Restaurants for injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 4, 2019

CLEARWATER — A motorist is suing Bob Evans Restaurants, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Customer alleges Wal-Mart negligence caused her to fall in store

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 4, 2019

CLEARWATER — A customer is suing Wal-Mart, alleging negligence caused her to fall in the defendant's Clearwater store.

Motorist sues rental vehicle owners and driver for negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 5, 2019

A motorist is suing Ryder Truck Rental Inc., et al., vehicle owners and driver, citing alleged negligence.

Trustee suing for title to two land parcel

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 5, 2019

A successor trustee of the Carter-Orange 105 Sand Lake Land Trust is suing Embassy Realty Corporation, et al., citing alleged complaint to quiet title.

Debtor being sued for allegedly defaulting

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 5, 2019

A successor in interest is suing Pauline M. Hill, a debtor, citing alleged breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Motorist sues Toyota Tundra owner, alleging negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 5, 2019

A motorist is suing Owen Brenner, a Toyota Tundra owner, citing alleged negligence.

Injured motorists suing individuals and insurance company

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 5, 2019

Two motorists are suing Geico General Insurance Company, Garry Stine and Randy Perillo, automobile insurer, driver and owner, citing alleged breach of contract and negligence.

Property owner sues insurance company she says didn't pay legitimate claim

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 5, 2019

A property owner is suing Security First Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Property owners sue insurance company, citing failure to pay for all their covered losses

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 5, 2019

Property owners are suing American Integrity Insurance Company of Florida, citing alleged breach of contract.

A vehicle passenger was injured after multiple-vehicle accident

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 5, 2019

A vehicle passenger is suing a motorist, citing alleged negligence.

Homeowner sues insurer, citing refusal to pay for hurricane damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 6, 2019

A homeowner is suing Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company, an insurer, citing alleged breach of contract.

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