Caryn Kelley found not guilty of manslaughter in death of her boyfriend

By Susan Jacobson and Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel Flanked by a crowd of supporters, Caryn Kelley left the Orange County Courthouse late Tuesday a free woman after a jury found her not guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend. "I'm going to sleep very well tonight, thank you," Kelley said. "It's been a long time coming." The three-man, three-woman jury deliberated for about an hour and 35 minutes before reaching its verdict. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-caryn-kelley-trial-closings-20130528,0,3718308.story … [Read more...]

Orthodox Jewish prisoner’s lawsuit for kosher food reinstated

MIAMI, May 19 (UPI) -- The lawsuit of a Florida Orthodox Jewish prison inmate to get kosher food that had been dismissed has now been reinstated, court records showed. The Eleventh Circuit appellate court last week put Bruce Rich, who has been serving a life sentence since a Miami-Dade County jury found him guilty in 1999 of shooting to death his parents and who filed suit in 2010 alleging the denial of a kosher diet violated his federal rights, a step closer to getting kosher food for himself and hundreds of Florida inmates who likewise require kosher food, the Miami Herald reported Saturday. Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/05/19/Orthodox-Jewish-prisoners-lawsuit-for-kosher-food-reinstated/UPI-10731369005106/#ixzz2TpuNW2Nw … [Read more...]

Florida’s Tomato Farmers Filed Lawsuit Challenging Commerce Department’s Recent Suspension Agreement

Florida’s Tomato Farmers are challenging the Commerce Department’s recent suspension agreement with Mexico. The Florida Tomato Exchange has filed a lawsuit with the US Court of International Trade, questioning whether the antidumping case complies with federal laws designed to ensure fair trade on imported goods. Federal trade laws provide a remedy for “dumping” – selling imported goods into the U.S. market at a price below the home market price or the full cost of production, according to a press release. “Farming is one of America’s most important industries, and most enduring ways of life,” said Reggie Brown, Executive Vice President of the Florida Tomato Exchange. “Tomato farmers in Florida and across America can compete favorably in a market that is both free and … [Read more...]

Family files lawsuit after fatal shooting

SOUTH MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida family is filling a lawsuit against Miami-Dade County and a security surveillance company for failing to keep their loved one safe. Twenty-five-year-old Casanova Atwater was gunned down in the parking lot of a housing community in South Miami-Dade in March. The shooting occurred just feet away from a security camera, but investigators said, the camera was not working. The low-income community of Goulds' Arthur Mays Villas had a state-of-the-art security system with 22 cameras installed less than two years ago at taxpayer expense. "At least we would have had some justice of finding out who did this to my child," said Patricia Atwater. "You put up all of these cameras, but nobody can see nothing; your cameras don't work at all." Read … [Read more...]

Lululemon sued after boosting executive pay after See-through pants disaster

The New York Post/AP WILMINGTON, Del. — A retirement fund for police and firefighters in Florida is suing Lululemon Athletica Inc., taking issue with a decision by Lululemon's compensation committee to boost the maximum payout of the executive bonus plan just before a $60 million recall of yoga pants. The Hallandale Beach Police Officers and Firefighters' Personnel Retirement Fund filed the lawsuit Friday in the Chancery Court of Delaware. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/sheer_madness_lululemon_fiasco_after_xfA6iz5hIDNgOOl07VP1mK … [Read more...]