State of Florida News

Florida attorney general announces major ruling upholding RJR tobacco settlement

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 11, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Dec. 27 that a significant ruling has been made in regards to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR), which is part of the state’s tobacco settlement agreement.

FTC, Florida AG take action against alleged student loan debt relief schemes

By Mark Iandolo | May 26, 2016

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that, in association with the State of Florida, it has taken action against Consumer Assistance Project and Student Aid Center for allegedly running fake student loan debt relief schemes.

Bank files class action against company over allegedly illegal collection practices

By Jessica Karmasek | Dec 28, 2015

The defendants, which buy delinquent receivable accounts from condominium and homeowners associations, want the class action lawsuit against them removed to a Florida federal court.

Florida debt relief companies allegedly didn't pay customers' creditors, lawsuit says

By Shaun Zinck | Aug 14, 2015

The state of Florida filed a lawsuit against two debt relief companies claiming the business failed to help paying customers lower debt and improve their credit, said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Aug. 6.

Lawsuit claims surcharge by money transmission company violates state law

By Shaun Zinck | Jul 22, 2015

A fund transmission company is being sued over allegations that its surcharge for processing credit card payments for Florida residents violates state law.

Mass. AG files suit over erectile dysfunction marketing

By Shaun Zinck | Jul 7, 2015

A Florida-based medical clinic is facing accusations that it deceptively marketed a treatment for erectile dysfunction to consumers in Massachusetts, said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday

Florida promotional enterprise sued for making false promises to customers

By Shaun Zinck | May 22, 2015

Multiple owners of a promotional enterprise were sued by the State of Florida over claims it lied to customers about infomercials it produced, said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Florida alleges Obama administration uses 'coercion' to expand Medicaid

By Shaun Zinck | Apr 30, 2015

President Barack Obama is coercing Florida into expanding Medicaid, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Florida sues S.C.-based dating service, alleges fraud

By Shaun Zinck | Mar 24, 2015

The State of Florida filed a lawsuit last week against a South Carolina dating service, alleging it made several false claims, the Florida Office of the Attorney General said. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's Division of Consumer Protection filed the suit against Singles Plus, which has offices in Florida, alleging the business conducted deceptive and unfair trade practices. 

Experts expect changes in Florida's 'post-caps world'

By Amanda Robert | May 28, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Since the Florida Supreme Court struck down the $1 million cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice wrongful death cases, lawyers and industry experts have questioned whether the decision will once again increase malpractice claims and insurance premiums, or even force doctors to leave Florida to practice in other states.

Fla. AG announces $28 million settlement with Bank of New York Mellon

By Bryan Cohen | Nov 4, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Friday a $28 million settlement with the state's custodian bank, the Bank of New York Mellon, resolving allegations it overcharged the state's retirement trust fund.

Bondi to seek second term as Fla. AG

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jul 3, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi plans to run for reelection next year, according to a Tampa newspaper.

Multiple states agree to settlement with TIAA-CREF Life Insurance

By Bryan Cohen | Jun 25, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a multi-state, multi-agency settlement agreement with TIAA-CREF Life Insurance Company and its affiliates related to remitting payments to beneficiaries.

Report: State lawmaker mulling run for Fla. AG

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Jun 17, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) -- State Rep. Perry Thurston, the current Democratic Party leader in the Florida House, reportedly is considering a run for state attorney general next year.

Group touts 'report card' on Fla. SC justices

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Sep 6, 2012

Lewis TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A group working to help oust three members of the Florida Supreme Court announced Saturday it will be traveling the state this month, touting its so-called "report card" on the three justices.

Judge dismisses suit seeking removal of Fla. SC justices from ballot

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Aug 16, 2012

Lewis TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A Leon County Circuit Court judge last week threw out a lawsuit requesting that three state Supreme Court justices seeking a "yes" or "no" from voters in November be removed from this fall's ballot.

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