Tag: motion to dismiss

Jim RosicaAugust 2, 2018
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State Rep. Chuck Clemons is appealing a federal judge’s decision not to toss out a lawsuit against him because he blocked a constituent from his official social media.  Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker of the Northern District of Florida had denied the Newberry Republican’s motion to dismiss in May. While Clemons appeals Walker’s ruling to the 11th […]

Jim RosicaDecember 18, 2017
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5min1365
A Tallahassee judge will hear argument on whether to throw out Orlando attorney John Morgan‘s lawsuit over the ban on smoking medical marijuana. Circuit Judge Karen Gievers scheduled a Jan. 25 hearing on the state’s motion to dismiss, court records show. The suit originally was filed in July by People United for Medical Marijuana, the political committee behind […]

Jim RosicaJuly 11, 2017
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4min260
A lawsuit over how the state funds its clerks of court still is trudging along in Tallahassee, court dockets show.  Circuit Judge Karen Gievers set a case management conference for Sept. 7, after lawyers for plaintiff Howard Forman alerted the court of possible “additional or substituted parties.” Forman, a Democrat and former state senator, was […]

Jim RosicaOctober 21, 2016
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3min214
A Leon County circuit judge this week denied the state’s request to dismiss a case in which owners of a Tallahassee office complex — once described as a “biological hot zone” — are suing several agencies for abandoning their leases. Circuit Judge Karen Gievers‘ order, signed Monday, was entered into the court record Thursday. She instead told the parties […]

A.G. GancarskiSeptember 19, 2016
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5min220
State Rep. Reggie Fullwood faces 14 federal counts related to spending campaign funds on personal expenses. Since he was indicted in April, Fullwood has contended the charges were overblown. To that end, his attorney, Robert Willis, filed a motion to dismiss the 10 wire fraud counts in August, saying that since no one has claimed to be defrauded, the feds […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 20, 2016
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3min252
During a pre-trial conference in Jacksonville Tuesday, state Rep. Reggie Fullwood got some very welcome news from a federal judge, who issued an order “limiting the government’s ability to suggest that the State of Florida was a victim.” “At the July 19, 2016 hearing, following a lengthy discussion with counsel as to the government’s theory of this case, […]

Jim RosicaNovember 24, 2015
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4min232
Billionaire Jeff Greene‘s libel suit against the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald newspapers is still on after a court-ordered mediation in the case didn’t result in a settlement. Times attorney Alison Steele, a partner in the St. Petersburg law firm of Rahdert, Steele, Reynolds & Driscoll, told FloridaPolitics.com on Tuesday that Steele also has filed an amended complaint in […]


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