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Miami-based federal judge orders Florida Patriot National shareholders' class action transferred to New York

By Karen Kidd | Jan 15, 2019

MIAMI – The U.S. District court for the Southern District of Florida recently ordered that a Florida class action on behalf of shareholders in a Florida-based outsourcing company that emerged from Chapter 11 last year be transferred to a federal court in New York.

Former employee alleges TradeStar failed to offer severance pay

By Kristine Gonzales-Abella | Jan 15, 2019

ORLANDO — A former employee is suing an Orange County company, alleging breach of an employment agreement.

Miami attorney calls Florida Supreme Court ruling against education funding lawsuit a 'dereliction of duty'

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 14, 2019

A nearly 10-year-old lawsuit questioning the funding for a quality education system in Florida has been thrown out by the Florida Supreme Court.

Motorist sues driver and owner of vehicle that hit hers

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 14, 2019

A motorist is suing Bryant J. Bouttie and Kevin F. O'Brien, driver and vehicle owner, citing alleged negligence.

Chevy owner alleges vehicle damaged by neighbor's rotten tree branch

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 14, 2019

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg car owner is suing a neighbor, alleging negligence caused damages to his Chevrolet.

Clearwater apartment owner alleges tenant owes $1,483

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 14, 2019

CLEARWATER — A Clearwater apartment owner is suing property tenants, alleging failure to pay nearly $1,500 for breach of contract.

DeSantis set to announce appointment of second Supreme Court justice

By John Breslin | Jan 14, 2019

TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Ron DeSantis is wasting little time in filling vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court, with a second judge from the south of the state expected to be appointed Monday.

Bankruptcy appeal dismissed for lack of jurisdiction amid firing of popular music producer

By Charmaine Little | Jan 11, 2019

MIAMI -- A bankruptcy appeal was dismissed due to a lack of jurisdiction Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Florida's NFIB upbeat on GOP legislature and conservative Supreme Court

By Glenn Minnis | Jan 11, 2019

TALLAHASSEE - This year could be "the year" - legislatively and in the courts - for small business owners in Florida, according to an industry leader.

Florida Justice Reform Institute backs Supreme Court school funding decision

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE- The Florida Supreme Court recently threw out a lawsuit that has been lingering for nine years, alleging Florida has not done enough to ensure that the state education system is of a high enough caliber.

Foundation for Florida's Future calls state high court decision 'a victory'

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 10, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court ruled Jan, 4 on a lawsuit filed nearly 10 years ago, alleging Florida was not doing enough to provide quality education to students, on grounds that the plaintiffs' allegations were without merit.

Court rules to disqualify law firm as counsel in Horizon Healthcare payment claims case

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jan 9, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has granted a motion to disqualify a law firm from representing plaintiffs in a case involving alleged wrongful denial of payment claims.

U.S. district court grants motion to dismiss First Amendment retaliation complaint

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jan 9, 2019

MIAMI -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has granted a deputy’s motion to dismiss a First Amendment retaliation complaint against him in a case involving the alleged unlawful conduct of an airline passenger.

Seminole County couple seeks damages from 3 separate vehicle crashes

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 9, 2019

ORLANDO — A Seminole County couple is suing three separate motorists and an insurance company, alleging the defendants caused injuries and property damage claims, consortium claims and underinsured motorist claims.

Pinellas County business alleges New York land clearing company reneged on agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 9, 2019

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County business is suing a New York land clearing operation, alleging breach of contract and bad faith.

DeSantis picks appeals court Judge Lagoa for Supreme Court; New justice praised as 'textualist'

By Ann Maher | Jan 9, 2019

Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis has picked Florida Third District Court of Appeals Judge Barbara Lagoa to serve on the state Supreme Court.

Supreme Court certifies need for need 8 more judges throughout state

By Charmaine Little | Jan 8, 2019

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court recently determined the state needs eight more trial court judges in the 2019-20 fiscal year and certified its findings and recommendations.

Windermere property owner alleges buyer failed to tender payment

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 8, 2019

ORLANDO — A Windermere property owner is suing two buyers, alleging breach of contract.

Jeep Wrangler customer alleges vehicle contains numerous defects

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 7, 2019

ORLANDO — A customer is suing the manufacturer of Jeep Wrangler, alleging breach of a written warranty.

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.

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