Florida

2150 ABA Journal articles on Florida.

Ex-lawyer on the lam is shot and killed by Florida deputies
A former New Hampshire lawyer once accused of stealing more than $1 million from clients has been shot and killed by deputies after fleeing to Florida following a new charge.
Federal court tosses overtime suit against Florida law firm

A federal court in Tampa, Florida, has tossed a proposed class-action lawsuit claiming a personal injury law firm failed to pay overtime to office workers.

U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards…

Federal judge strikes down Florida’s voting restoration process for felons
A federal judge has ruled that Florida’s system for restoring felons' voting rights has potential for bias and violates the First and 14th Amendments.
Lawyer’s suit claims hotel valet gave his $300K Ferrari to the wrong guy

A lawyer has filed a lawsuit claiming the parking attendant at a St. Petersburg, Florida, hotel gave his $300,000 yellow Ferrari to a man who asked for the car despite…

Accused of videotaping nude women at work, general counsel agrees to disbarment

The former general counsel of a Florida company has agreed to disbarment after he was accused of secretly videotaping women showering, using the restroom and changing clothes at the workplace.

Legal quirk lets struggling Florida greyhound tracks boost income with other types of gambling
Florida greyhound track owners can provide activities such as poker or slots as along as they keep running the dogs. Animal advocates and some track owners are looking to have this law scrapped.
Florida lawyer is accused of recording at least 6 sexual encounters on visits with inmate

A former assistant attorney general in Florida has been accused of taping sexual encounters with an inmate he visited at least six times in an attorney visitation room at the…

Top Florida court to decide whether ticket-fighting startup engages in unauthorized law practice
The Florida Supreme Court is being asked to decide whether a ticket-fighting startup is engaged in unauthorized law practice and is misleading consumers.
Pedestrian tickets lead to hundreds of suspended driver’s licenses

More than half the 2,000 people who received pedestrian tickets in Duval County, Florida, from 2012 to 2016 saw their driver’s licenses suspended or their ability to obtain one limited,…

Once disbarred for ignoring suspension, lawyer is permanently disbarred for continuing to practice
A Miami Beach, Florida, lawyer who was disbarred for ignoring a suspension, was permanently disbarred after he repeatedly challenged the original disbarment and filed requests to represent people in eight cases.
Florida Bar says former president can’t represent startup in suit claiming anti-competitive conduct

The Florida Bar argues that a former bar president should be disqualified from representing a Florida startup in its antitrust suit against the bar.

The bar filed a disqualification motion…

Can lawyers text potential clients?
Recently, a North Carolina ethics opinion explained that attorneys can advertise through a text message service that provides subscribers a choice of whether to initiate live telephone conversations.
Top Florida court rejects governor’s bid to toss justice from appointments case over ‘crazy’ remark

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday turned down a request by the state’s governor to disqualify one of its justices in a judicial appointments case partly because of a remark…

Florida governor demands justice’s disqualification for comment caught on live microphone

Lawyers for Florida Gov. Rick Scott are seeking the disqualification of a state supreme court justice in a judicial appointments case partly because of a comment she made on a…

Ticket-fighting startup sues the Florida Bar and a law firm for alleged anti-competitive conduct
A Florida startup that matches drivers with lawyers contends in a federal lawsuit that the Florida Bar and a competitor have launched “a coordinated attack” to drive it out of business.

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