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The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a new trial is not warranted in a medical malpractice suit ending in a $4.1 million judgment, saying the trial court’s “one expert per specialty” order was not violated because the plaintiff's experts testified as treating physicians rather than as expert witnesses.
The Sunshine State’s highest court on Thursday disbarred a South Florida lawyer who hired a convicted felon and didn’t keep an eye on him, making it possible for the con man to embezzle nearly $5 million from the law firm’s trust account through a mortgage-related scheme.
The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday refused to consider an intermediate appeal in a wrongful death suit against an L3 Technologies unit over a Navy training flight crash, saying L3 had not shown that the purported implication of sensitive Navy decisions in the case required immediate review.
Hospitality company Naples Hotel Group LLC on Wednesday moved to Florida federal court a proposed class action accusing it of obtaining consumer reports about job applicants and illegally using them to make hiring and firing decisions in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
MetLife has reportedly loaned $277 million for a Boston office tower; David Beckham is said to be considering sites near a casino, hospital and golf course as possible locations for his Miami soccer stadium project; and Valley National Bank has reportedly loaned $13 million for a Florida self-storage construction project.