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Total Exoneration for Sinkhole Engineers Accused of Malpractice
Scarritt Law Group won complete victory before an Ocala trial court that agreed that SLG's engineer clients properly conducted the evaluation of a sinkhole despite a 57-page claim to the contrary. The plaintiffs appealed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, and SLG scored another total win...
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Sinkhole , Sinkhole Litigation , Engineer , Engineer Negligence , Engineer Litigation , Litigation Victory , Appellate Victory , Litigation , Appellate | View Count: (1098)
Federal Judge Upholds Plant City Ban of Tattoo Studios in Historic Downtown
Plant City’s ban on tattoo and body-piercing studios in the downtown historic district has survived a legal challenge. Licensed tattoo artist David S. Hudder took the city to court over its denial of his request to open a shop at 109 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. He contended the city’s exclusion of the businesses was unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich sided with the city, which contends tattoo studios are not compatible with downtown’s “family-oriented” image.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Plant City , Tattoo , Tattoo Parlor , Tattoo Ban , Tattoo Ordinance | View Count: (1246)
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Puppy Left at Lutz Pet Resort Found Dead in Pool

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Puppy Left at Lutz Pet Resort Found Dead in Pool
A Tampa couple left their puppy in the care of a boarder while they went on vacation, but while they were gone they were informed their dog had died.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Pets , Misconduct , Lawsuit , Tampa | View Count: (1262)
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Lawsuit Over Polk Inmate's Death Set For Trial

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Lawsuit Over Polk Inmate's Death Set For Trial
Curfew violations aren't supposed to be fatal. But the arrest and subsequent jailing of a 21-year-old bipolar schizophrenic in Polk County proved to be just that.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Police , Misconduct , Lawsuit | View Count: (1122)
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Plant City Sued Over 911 Call in Woman's Death

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Plant City Sued Over 911 Call in Woman's Death
The city of Plant City faces a lawsuit in the 2008 death of a Tampa woman who called 911 from inside a car trunk before she was killed. The woman, Jennifer Johnson, 31, was kidnapped Nov. 15, 2008. She spoke with a Plant City 911 operator via a cell phone. Johnson told the operator that she was inside the trunk of her car and didn't know where she was. The call dropped after a minute and 20 seconds. The lawsuit, filed Aug. 19 in Hillsborough Circuit Court, alleges that the operator assured Joh...
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Plant City , Police , Misconduct , Lawsuit | View Count: (1235)
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Police Motorcycle Crash Spurs Suit

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Police Motorcycle Crash Spurs Suit
Three women struck by a motorcycle during a Plant City Police Department demonstration on Nov. 18 have filed lawsuits asserting that the city failed to provide safety barriers and seating beyond the vehicle's path of travel. The Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce also is named as a defendant in the lawsuits. The chamber hosted the motorcycle demonstration for its annual leadership program.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Plant City , Police , Misconduct , Lawsuit | View Count: (1199)
Three Women File Lawsuits After Crash at Plant City Police Motorcycle Demonstration
Three women injured after a Plant City police motorcycle careened into the bleachers where they were sitting filed lawsuits Thursday, alleging they should have been warned of the dangers at the law enforcement demonstration. They're each suing the city and the Plant City Chamber of Commerce. All are seeking compensation for their medical bills and losses.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Plant City , Misconduct , Police , Lawsuit | View Count: (1046)
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Kenneth City Deal May Seat Zemaitis as Mayor

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Kenneth City Deal May Seat Zemaitis as Mayor
Council members agreed to a deal that could result in Mayor-elect Teresa Zemaitis finally assuming the office she won in a landslide election last month. Zemaitis, 40, has been unable to take her seat because an obscure provision in the town charter bans public employees from serving as mayor. Zemaitis, a teacher at Dixie Hollins High School, is considered a public employee. A judge has ruled the clause constitutional, but Zemaitis is appealing.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Pinellas County , Politics , Teresa Zemaitis | View Count: (1110)
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Pinellas Cities and Towns Go to Polls on Tuesday

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Pinellas Cities and Towns Go to Polls on Tuesday
Change could be in the air as voters head to the polls Tuesday in 10 Pinellas municipalities. At stake are not only the usual mayoral and council seats but also a historic annexation and a contentious mayor's race that has a judge and lawyers waiting in the wings for the results.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Pinellas County , Politics , Teresa Zemaitis | View Count: (1069)
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Teacher Or Mayor? Law Says Candidate Must Choose

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Teacher Or Mayor? Law Says Candidate Must Choose
A Pinellas County teacher wants to be the mayor of Kenneth City, but the political campaign is turning into a fight to stay in the classroom. Teresa Zemaitis teaches reading at Dixie Hollins High School, a job she said she can't imagine not coming to each day. "It's fun," she said. "I love coming to work every day." But these days, when the school day ends, her work continues.She's campaigning to be the next mayor of Kenneth City. "I'm out putting flyers, signs out," Zemaitis said. "Multi-t...
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Politics , Pinellas County , Teresa Zemaitis | View Count: (1305)
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