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  • March 22, 2018

    Fla. High Court Rejects Retrial Over Med Mal Suit Testimony

    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.

  • March 22, 2018

    Fla. Atty Disbarred After Hiring Felon Who Then Stole $5M

    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.

  • March 22, 2018

    11th Circ. Won't Take Appeal Over Navy Aircraft Crash

    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.

  • March 22, 2018

    Hotel Co. Broke Consumer Report Rules, Job Seekers Claim

    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.

  • March 22, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: MetLife, Beckam, Valley National Bank

    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.

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