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Latest News in Florida

  • June 02, 2020

    Fla. Prosecutor Fired After Post Calling Protesters 'Animals'

    A South Florida state prosecutor has been fired over a recent social media post that reportedly compared people protesting the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer to zoo animals.

  • June 02, 2020

    PPE Maker Fired Me For Taking COVID-19 Leave, Worker Says

    A former embroiderer for Barrier Technologies LLC sued the radiation protection company Tuesday, claiming she was wrongly fired while self-isolating after developing viral symptoms and denied paid sick leave she was entitled to under the coronavirus-related Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.

  • June 02, 2020

    Bitcoin 'Inventor' Says Sanctions Will Deny His Right To Trial

    Self-styled bitcoin inventor Craig Wright challenged a default sanctions bid accusing him of forging documents in a $10 billion bitcoin ownership dispute with the estate of his former business partner, arguing Monday it would unconstitutionally deprive him of his right to a jury trial.

  • June 02, 2020

    Justices Nix 11th Circ.'s 'Formalistic' View Of Arbitration Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that nonsignatories to an international arbitration agreement may compel arbitration of disputes arising under that agreement, a decision that's being praised for bringing the U.S. in line with widely held views on arbitration law.

  • June 02, 2020

    Doctor Warns Of Risks In ICE Detainee Transfers

    A doctor testified Tuesday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's transfer of detainees out of three Florida facilities could be a medically responsible step to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the government has already said it is not following all of the precautions he said would be needed.

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