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Couple accuses General Motors of breach of warranty

Delma M. Serrano Oct. 11, 2017, 1:42pm

FORT LAUDERDALE — A Florida couple is suing General Motors, alleging breach of warranty.

Employee alleges company's negligence led to injuries

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 1:27pm

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County man is suing a Clearwater company alleging negligence led to injuries.

Cook accuses restaurant of unpaid wages

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 11, 2017, 1:11pm

CLEARWATER — A cook has filed a class action lawsuit against her former employer, alleging of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and workers compensation acts.

San Diego attorney disbarred following years of suspensions

Karen Kidd Oct. 10, 2017, 10:52pm

San Diego attorney Christopher James O'Keefe has been disbarred by the California State Bar following a history of multiple disciplines stretching back more than 12 years, according to a recent state bar filing.

Florida Supreme Court rules civil liability can be applied in Stand Your Ground case

Dee Thompson Oct. 10, 2017, 3:17pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court has ruled the state's Stand Your Ground Law, which confers immunity in a criminal case, does not necessarily confer immunity in a civil case.

Visitor blames St. Petersburg apartment owner for not maintaining stairs

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 10, 2017, 3:07pm

CLEARWATER — A visitor is suing a St. Petersburg apartment owner, alleging negligence in causing injuries by not keeping the complex safe.

Orlando homeowners allege insurance firm violated contract

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 10, 2017, 2:53pm

ORLANDO — An Orlando couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Pinellas County homeowner alleges insurer breached contract

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 10, 2017, 2:12pm

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County homeowner is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.

Broward County couple alleges insurer breached contract

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 10, 2017, 2:02pm

FORT LAUDERDALE — A Broward County couple is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.

Trustee accuses property sellers of fraud

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 10, 2017, 1:43pm

CLEARWATER — A trustee is suing property sellers, alleging fraudulent inducement and fraudulent misrepresentation.

Policy holder alleges insurer owes more than $15,000

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 10, 2017, 1:15pm

CLEARWATER — A policy holder is suing an insurer, alleging breach of contract and negligence.

IRS allowed to apply additional tax liabilities on sale of media company

Sara McCleary Oct. 10, 2017, 12:05pm

MIAMI – In a decision filed Oct. 3, an appellate court affirmed a decision from the United States Tax Court assessing additional tax liabilities against a media company for the 2001 tax year.

Black employee accuses nursing home of racial discrimination

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 9, 2017, 2:49pm

CLEARWATER — A Hillsborough County woman is suing a Pinellas County nursing home facility, alleging racial discrimination and wrongful termination.

Yacht owner blames maritime service company for water damage

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 9, 2017, 2:13pm

FORT LAUDERDALE — A yacht owner is suing a Fort Lauderdale maritime service company, alleging negligence caused damage to its property.

Patron blames restaurant owner injuries

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 9, 2017, 1:59pm

ORLANDO — An Orange County woman is suing an Orlando restaurant owner, alleging negligence caused her to suffer injuries.

St. Augustine attorney again found in contempt for failing to comply with suspension requirements

Karen Kidd Oct. 9, 2017, 10:00am

St. Augustine attorney John Richard Geiger has been suspended following a June 23 Florida Supreme Court order after he was again found in contempt for failing to comply with the terms of a previously imposed suspension.

Tallahassee attorney publicly reprimanded; alleged to have closed office without telling clients

Karen Kidd Oct. 8, 2017, 8:00am

Tallahassee attorney John Bischof has been publicly reprimanded by publication following an Aug. 10 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations he failed to communicate with clients and closed his office without informing them or returning their fees.

Longboat Key attorney suspended, placed on probation following DUI plea

Karen Kidd Oct. 7, 2017, 8:00am

Longboat Key attorney Kevin Keenan Chase has been suspended for 45 days and placed on two years' probation following an Aug. 24 Florida Supreme Court order after entering a non contest plea to a 2015 charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Margate homeowners allege insurer failed to pay for water damage

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 6, 2017, 1:39pm

FORT LAUDERDALE — Two Margate homeowners are suing their insurer, alleging breach of contract regarding water damage to their property.

Car owner alleges insurer failed to pay for coverage

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 6, 2017, 1:25pm

FORT LAUDERDALE — A car owner is suing an insurance company, alleging breach of contract.