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  • August 18, 2017

    Fla. Judge Fights 30-Day Unpaid Suspension

    A beleaguered Florida judge made a last-ditch plea for leniency Friday, telling the Florida Supreme Court that an ethics panel's recommendation he serve an unpaid 30-day suspension for refusing to exit cases involving an attorney he was feuding with exceeds existing precedent.

  • August 18, 2017

    Fla. Taco Chain Owner Says Partners Tried To Cut Him Out

    A partner in Gringos Locos, a taco restaurant with multiple locations in Central Florida, has sued two business partners in Florida state court, accusing them of trying to wrongfully deprive him of his ownership interest as the company expands.

  • August 18, 2017

    Ex-Wasserman Schultz IT Worker Indicted For Bank Fraud

    A former information technology aide for Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was indicted late Thursday on bank fraud charges for allegedly securing home equity lines of credit on properties he and his wife own by lying to a bank about the properties.

  • August 18, 2017

    Alleged Precious Metals Scammers Settle CFTC Suit For $5.5M

    Three Florida men and their three former companies have agreed to pay nearly $5.5 million to settle a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission suit alleging that they tricked people into investing in precious metals and then pressured them to exchange those investments for fraudulently appraised colored diamonds, the agency said Thursday.

  • August 18, 2017

    Teeth Removal Suit Not Time-Barred, 11th Circ. Rules

    The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday declined to dismiss a dental malpractice suit alleging three dentists negligently performed a patient’s tooth-extraction procedures which purportedly caused injuries, saying the suit isn’t time-barred because the parties previously agreed that the claims should not be dismissed on untimeliness grounds.

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