Tag: St. Petersburg Times

Jim RosicaJuly 5, 2018
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In a rare move in today’s media climate, a new online state-news website — “The Florida Phoenix” — launches Thursday in Florida’s capital. “We don’t pay attention to the media bashers,” the site’s prelaunch splash page said earlier this week. The nonprofit Phoenix “will cover state government and politics with a staff of four journalists located at the […]

Guest AuthorNovember 1, 2017
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I read with great interest the letter by First Amendment Foundation (FAF) President Barbara Petersen to Lisa Carlton, chair of the Declaration of Rights Committee of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC), regarding her concerns over the proposal written by former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell, and which I am sponsoring, entitled the “Florida Privacy Restoration Act.” […]

Jim RosicaMay 17, 2016
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Jeff Greene‘s lawyer is berating the Tampa Bay Times over a story on its settlement of Greene’s libel suit against the newspaper. Greene, a Palm Beach billionaire, also is “demand(ing) that the Tampa Bay Times now disclose the amount publicly.” He sued the Times and the Miami Herald in 2010 but settled confidentially with both papers in […]

Staff ReportsMay 12, 2016
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The Tampa Bay Times settled a libel suit filed against it by Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, the newspaper reported Thursday. The terms of that settlement were not released. “We have been in this legal standoff for nearly six years,” Times editor Neil Brown said in a statement. “The settlement represents our insurance company’s calculation of […]

Jim RosicaMay 6, 2016
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The last week of April has come and gone without a trial on billionaire Jeff Greene‘s libel suit against the Tampa Bay Times. “We have a trial date set for the end of April,” Times attorney Alison Steele told FloridaPolitics.com last month. With no trial, is a settlement in the offing? Greene already settled last month with The Miami Herald, the […]

Jim RosicaMay 4, 2016
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News of The Tampa Tribune’s demise left Allison North Jones “crestfallen,” she said. Jones, a capital bureau reporter for the Tribune from 2003-06, is one of a handful of former employees still in Tallahassee. “My instant reaction was just a little bit heartbroken,” said Jones, who now owns her own PR firm in town, on Wednesday. “I […]

Jim RosicaNovember 24, 2015
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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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