The Florida Senate gave final approval Wednesday night to a bill that would shorten the time for residents to file lawsuits about construction defects in their homes. The Senate voted 31-7 to back the bill (SB 360), which the House approved last week. The dissenting…Read More Construction Lawsuit Changes Head To Florida Governor DeSantis
Category: In The Courts
Tampa Area lawsuit and legal cases. Breaking and business News. Pasco, Hillsborough, and Polk Counties. We have the top stories in business, arts, and entertainment, restaurants, Florida agriculture, fishing, cold cases, medical and health, sports with Martin Fennelly, Conservative Opinions and Virtual events in the Tampa Bay Area.
We offer digital crossword puzzles,soduko, national news, local news, and education reports.
A team of outstanding journalists and photographers lead the way for Tampa Bay.
Political coverage both locally, statewide, and nationally as well. We offer amazing advertising opportunities for our advertisers and a true partnership.
The Free Press is proud to offer its advertisers a fresh, popular approach to news, rich with colorful pixel beauty.
Court Upholds Detention For Student In Florida With ‘Kill List’
With judges divided about what it means to post threats, a state appeals court upheld the detention of a Duval County public-school student who had a “kill list” of teachers. A panel of the 5th District Court of Appeal, in a 2-1 decision Monday, rejected…Read More Court Upholds Detention For Student In Florida With ‘Kill List’
Florida Supreme Court Turns Down Firefighter Defamation Case
The Florida Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up an appeal filed by three Miami firefighters after a lower court shielded the city and Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban from defamation allegations. The lawsuit stemmed from a 2017 incident in which a Black firefighter’s family…Read More Florida Supreme Court Turns Down Firefighter Defamation Case
Florida Education Fight Goes To Appeals Court
A challenge to a 2022 law restricting classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation has gone to a federal appeals court, as state lawmakers and education officials look to expand the restrictions. Attorneys for students, parents and teachers filed a notice of appeal at…Read More Florida Education Fight Goes To Appeals Court
Florida Migrant Flight To Martha’s Vineyard Records Case Appealed
An open-government group is appealing a Leon County circuit judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging that the Florida Department of Transportation and a contractor did not fully comply with public records requests about controversial state-funded flights of migrants to Massachusetts. The Florida Center for Government…Read More Florida Migrant Flight To Martha’s Vineyard Records Case Appealed
Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Lawsuit Limits
After the Senate gave final approval Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday quickly signed a bill aimed at helping shield businesses and insurance companies from lawsuits. DeSantis formally received the bill (HB 837) on Friday, and the House and Senate websites said he signed it.…Read More Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Lawsuit Limits
Court Clears Way For Lawsuit By Man In Florida Alleging Priest Sexually Abused Him As A Child
An appeals court Wednesday cleared the way for a man to pursue part of a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami over allegations that he was sexually abused by a priest while a child. A three-judge panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal overturned…Read More Court Clears Way For Lawsuit By Man In Florida Alleging Priest Sexually Abused Him As A Child
Florida Death Row Inmate Files Appeal At Supreme Court To Block Execution
An attorney for Death Row inmate Louis Bernard Gaskin on Wednesday went to the Florida Supreme Court in an attempt to block an execution scheduled for April 12. Attorney Tracy Martinell Henry filed a notice of appeal, after Flagler County Circuit Judge Terence Perkins on…Read More Florida Death Row Inmate Files Appeal At Supreme Court To Block Execution
Ex-Florida Rep. Joe Harding Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges
Former state Rep. Joe Harding on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements in a scheme to obtain pandemic-related business loans. Harding, R-Ocala, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts each of wire fraud, money…Read More Ex-Florida Rep. Joe Harding Pleads Guilty To Federal Charges
Florida Lawmakers Again Eye Alimony Overhaul
After three vetoes of similar measures, a proposal to revamp state alimony laws — one of the most emotionally charged issues tackled by Florida lawmakers over the past decade — is back on track in this year’s legislative session. Supporters of changing the laws and…Read More Florida Lawmakers Again Eye Alimony Overhaul