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Counsel for the son of a man killed by lung cancer told a Florida jury on Friday that RJ Reynolds is responsible for the man’s death and should be forced to pay punitive damages, because it purposely created an addictive product and hid its dangers from the public.
Priderock Capital Partners has reportedly sold a Florida apartment complex for $44.4 million, the government of Uruguay is said to have picked up office space in New York for nearly $7 million and a venture that includes RSE Capital has reportedly dropped $56 million on a Florida apartment complex.
Norwegian Cruise Line removed to Florida federal court Thursday a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a Filipino employee who died while participating in a rescue drill aboard a cruise ship, saying the claims must be arbitrated in the Philippines pursuant to the terms of his employment contract.
In the year since a Florida federal judge became the first to find that a company’s website violated a visually impaired customer’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the ruling has been both an inspiration and “bully stick," spurring a surge in litigation that attorneys say could wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court.
A blind Florida man filed a putative class action in Florida federal court on Thursday accusing the NBA’s Miami Heat of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to make its online merchandise store accessible to the visually impaired.