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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs 10 New Laws, Including Vaping, Police Dog Protection

Floridians will have to keep their e-cigarettes on the shelf while in most enclosed workplaces starting this summer, under one of 10 new laws signed by Governor Ron DeSantis. The workplace ban on vapor-generating electronic devices (SB 7012), better known as “vaping,” implements part of a constitutional amendment that also asked voters to ban oil and gas drilling off Florida’s Continue Reading...

Florida Supreme Court Says FPL Can Charge Customers to Clean Up the Company’s Pollution

Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station in South Miami-Dade has leaked saltwater into the Biscayne Aquifer, South Florida’s main source of drinking water. But the Florida Supreme Court said yesterday in a unanimous ruling that FPL is allowed to make Florida residents pay to clean up the mess its equipment created. “Safeguarding the Biscayne Aquifer from future saline intrusion Continue Reading...

Prosecutors decline to file charges against teen involved in rough arrest

The Broward County State Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon that it would not be filing any charges against a 15-year-old boy whose rough arrest by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies last week in Tamarac made national headlines.  “The investigation of the sheriff’s deputies’ actions is ongoing,” the Broward County State Attorney’s Office said in a statement.   Separately, Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony announced Continue Reading...

Nouman Raja sentencing hearing for killing Corey Jones

A former South Florida police officer who fatally shot a stranded black motorist will be sentenced Thursday. Nouman Raja was convicted last month of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder in the 2015 fatal shooting of Corey Jones, who was stranded on the side of an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Palm Beach Gardens after his SUV had broken down. Defense attorneys Continue Reading...

Bill Cosby fighting $6.7 million lawyer bill

Bill Cosby is challenging an arbitration decision that mandated he pay nearly $7 million in fees to a law firm that represented him for nine months in 2015 and 2016, documents show. The final result of the arbitration was filed in January and upheld a $6.7 million bill Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan had charged Cosby — $4.3 million of Continue Reading...