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  • Broward judge overturns Florida's gay-marriage ban

    Broward judge overturns Florida's gay-marriage ban
    A state circuit judge in Broward County today made history, ordering the state of Florida to recognize gay marriages performed in another state. Circuit Judge Dale Cohen's ruling is the third in as many weeks by a Florida judge who has ruled that the...
  • Florida Supreme Court to rule on Plancher, UCF Athletic Association appeal

    Florida Supreme Court to rule on Plancher, UCF Athletic Association appeal
    The family of former UCF football player Ereck Plancher may still be able to collect millions in damages directly from the school's athletic department. The Florida Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider arguments in the ongoing litigation between...
  • Former Newport News broker Jeffrey Martinovich asks to represent himself

    Former Newport News broker Jeffrey Martinovich asks to represent himself
    NEWPORT NEWS — A former Newport News investment broker convicted in a federal financial fraud case last year has had a string of lawyers representing him on appeal. But now, he wants to represent himself. Following a monthlong trial in the...
  • Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it

    Judge orders new Central Florida congressional map by Aug. 15, and wants a special election to fill it
    TALLAHASSEE -- A judge on Friday gave the Florida Legislature two weeks to design a new congressional map for Central Florida that doesn't conflict with the state's anti-gerrymandering requirements, potentially pushing back the election date for filling...
  • Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement

    Boca lawyer helps win $2.3M robocall settlement
    Robocalls are annoying, but is the trouble worth $1,610? A court says it is. Some 960 consumers nationwide — 128 in Florida — will get that amount in a class action suit handled by an attorney from Boca Raton. Lead attorney Michael L....
  • Doctors still trying to 'restore' man accused in Smithfield killing

    Doctors still trying to 'restore' man accused in Smithfield killing
    ISLE OF WIGHT — A hearing has been delayed until late October to determine whether a man accused of killing a 72-year-old Smithfield woman in February has been mentally "restored" enough to face the case against him. David Joseph Ricciardi, 49,...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...
  • Adam Sandler wins legal dispute with nanny; she must pay $81,000

    Adam Sandler has prevailed in a legal dispute with a nanny who took care of his children and later accused his company of slavery. Deanne McDonald was hired as a nanny in 2009 by the "Grown Ups" star’s company HP Production, and the next year, the...
  • Early voting starts Monday in some counties

    Early voting starts Monday in some counties
    Election supervisors, worried that the redistricting brouhaha will confuse voters, have this message: The Aug. 26 primary is still on, and early voting is set to begin in some Central Florida counties starting today. Voters can start casting ballots...
  • LWV: Maps still stink

    LWV: Maps still stink
    TALLAHASSEE -- The voting-rights groups that sued to block Florida's congressional maps in 2012 are once again arguing lawmakers thwarted the will of the people. The League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and other plaintiffs in the ongoing legal...
  • James Brady's death ruled a homicide 33 years after he was shot

    The death of James Brady has been ruled a homicide after a Virginia medical examiner's office determined the gunshot wound he suffered in 1981 led to his death earlier this week, police officials told the Los Angeles Times. Gwendolyn Crump, chief...