Secret Recording of Mitt Romney Fundraiser May Have Broken Law

By NEETZAN ZIMMERMAN -- Controversial footage from a $50,000-a-plate Mitt Romney fundraiser that took place in May has already been viewed more times than any Romney campaign video currently on YouTube. http://gawker.com/5944349/secret-recording-of-mitt-romney-fundraiser-may-have-broken-florida-law … [Read more...]

Personal Injury Attorney Matt White Launches Spine Revitalizer

Attorney Matt White and his Revitalizing Creation

By DOTTIE PARIS, TFLJ Features Editor -- The expression "No Pain, No Gain" has a special meaning for personal injury lawyer Matt White. After suffering a debilitating back injury, White devoted every spare minute to research, and he created Spine Revitalizer, a nutraceutical product that helps heal those with similar injuries. "My injury was like an electric current that rushed up my back,"  White said.  "It was terrible.  I drove  home and got out of the car and the minute I stood up, I knew something had happened.  The pain would come and go. For a  few weeks the pain go away, but it would come back. It got to the point where I remember being on the den floor and couldn't move." It got to the point where he couldn't pick up his baby, and that's when he went to talk to a surgeon. The prospects were not good. "After the surgeon told me … [Read more...]

FAMU faults Champion in his hazing death

ORLANDO SENTINEL -- Florida A&M University is not responsible for drum majorRobert Champion's hazing death, according to a court document filed Monday night. Champion himself is. In a 23-page motion seeking dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Champion's family in Orange County circuit court, FAMU's attorneys laid out a blunt response: Champion was a 26-year-old leader in FAMU's famous marching band who knew the dangers of hazing. He had signed an anti-hazing pledge with the university months before he was beaten aboard a charter bus in Orlando last fall. He had witnessed two other students Read more http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-09-10/features/os-famu-hazing-champion-lawsuit-20120910_1_robert-champion-keon-hollis-christopher-chestnut … [Read more...]

Florida Bar Poll shows support for Supreme Court Justices, Appellate Judges in Merit Retention elections

STAFF REPORT -- A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the retention of three justices and 15 appellate court judges indicates very strong support for all to be retained. The poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about these jurists believe they should continue in their jobs. The retention election is Nov. 6. Poll results this year show the three Supreme Court justices gaining an average approval rating of 90 percent. The 15 appellate judges on the ballot also received very positive marks, with approval ranging from 76 to 94 percent. A ballot mailed in August to all lawyers residing and practicing in Florida asked whether the incumbent justices and appeals court judges should be retained or not, and asked that they consider eight attributes in making their decisions. Those attributes are: quality and clarity of judicial opinions; knowledge of the law; integrity; … [Read more...]

Feds OK Florida early voting plan for 5 counties

TAMPA (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder agreed Wednesday to accept Florida's revised early-voting plan for five counties covered by the federal Voting Rights Act. Holder filed his response with a three-judge panel in Washington, D.C. Last month, the panel ruled that a new Florida election law that reduced early voting to 8 days from as many as 14 violated the federal law in the designated counties because they could discourage minority voting. http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/19469661/2012/09/06/feds-ok-florida-early-voting-plan-for-5-counties … [Read more...]