Tag: trial lawyers
Lauren's Kids founder Lauren Book and her father, lobbyist Ron Book, at the Gracies Gala in Beverly Hills. Image via Lauren's Kids.

Ryan NicolJanuary 10, 2019
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A new report from the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) shows trial lawyers spent about $9.2 million on advertising in the Tampa-St. Petersburg and Miami-Fort Lauderdale media markets during the third quarter of 2018. That’s just a slice of the $226 million spent in markets nationwide. That’s an increase of about $40 million over spending in […]

Peter SchorschMay 15, 2018
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On the surface, Democratic attorney Carrie Pilon seems to be gaining traction in her Senate District 24 bid, challenging incumbent Republican Sen. Jeff Brandes. In reality, most of Pilon’s support is coming from one specific constituency — trial lawyers. For its first reported month, Pilon’s campaign bragged about raising $104,433 between the campaign account and an […]

Phil AmmannMay 7, 2018
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As the 2018 election cycle heats up, there’s no shortage of easy targets for campaigns and candidates. Attorney General hopeful Jay Fant has been quick to bash his opponent for taking campaign contributions from trial attorneys. Fant — himself an attorney — took former Hillsborough judge Ashley Moody to task in a recent email fundraising plea: […]

Jim RosicaOctober 18, 2017
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Tobacco companies are hoping next year’s try at a bond cap repeal doesn’t go up in smoke. Legislation that would do away with the limit on the amount of money tobacco companies have to put up as appellate bonds has again been filed, this time for the 2018 Legislative Session.  The one-line bill (SB 124) simply repeals the section […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterDecember 22, 2016
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John Morgan may be mulling a 2018 gubernatorial bid, but a new Florida Chamber survey indicates Floridians might not be keen on having a trial attorney in the Governor’s Mansion. According to a Florida Chamber Political Institute survey released Monday, 67 percent of Florida voters polled said they would rather “a business person be governor” […]


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