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DEFECTIVE EARPLUGS A Florida federal jury ordered 3M Company to pay $7.1 million to military members who claimed their combat earplugs did not work. The plaintiffs claimed hearing loss during the trial.    RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA The Florida Supreme Court declared a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana “misleading,” effectively ending its chances of getting on the Read more about Legal Updates[…]

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DEFECTIVE EARPLUGS A Florida federal jury ordered 3M Company to pay $7.1 million to military members who claimed their combat earplugs did not work. The plaintiffs claimed hearing loss during the trial.  RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA The Florida Supreme Court declared a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana “misleading,” effectively ending its chances of getting on the ballot Read more about Legal Issues[…]

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FLORIDA GEORGIA WATER WARS After nine years of legal battling, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected a lawsuit in which Florida argued Georgia has used too much water in a river system shared by the states. The Court ruled the collapse of the Florida oyster industry was due more the state’s mismanagement rather than the diversion Read more about Legal Issues[…]

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ID NOT REQUIRED A U.S. District Court judge overturned a Jacksonville ordinance which required that strip-club dancers have police-issued identification, be fingerprinted, and prove the eligibility to work. The judge determined the law was unconstitutional because it gave the Sheriff’s Office too much control over who could dance. TRANSPORTATION SALES TAX The Florida Supreme Court Read more about Legal Updates[…]

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LEON COUNTY MASK MANDATE The First District Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal by the Leon County GOP Chair against the County’s mask mandate. The court did not rule on any constitutional issues; rather, the case was dismissed since the plaintiff’s attorney, state representative Anthony Sabatini (R-Howey-in-the-Hills), did not file an initial brief at the appeals Read more about Legal Updates[…]