Monthly Archives: March 2015

Hillsborough jury awards $64M to work-site accident victim

By Elizabeth Behrman | Tribune Staff Published: March 28, 2015   |   Updated: March 28, 2015 at 06:46 PM TAMPA — A Hillsborough County jury late Friday awarded $64 million in damages to a man his lawyers say was “nearly cut in half” almost five years ago when a building collapsed on him. Robert…
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Jury sides with Bubba in ‘landmark case’

It didn't take jurors long to rule that Bubba 'The Love Sponge' Clem was within his First Amendment rights when he engaged in what his attorneys called a "radio war" with rival show host Todd 'MJ' Schnitt. After only three hours of deliberations, the jury rejected claims of defamation by MJ's attorneys. It was a…
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British Virgin Islands Resort Owner Files Restructuring Plan

March 19, 2014 — 8:21 PM EDT March 19 (Bloomberg) -- Scrub Island Development Group Ltd., the owner of a British Virgin Islands luxury resort, filed a proposed restructuring plan that resolves a dispute with lender FirstBank Puerto Rico, which forced it to seek court protection. The company filed a reorganization plan today in U.S.…
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Boca widow wins $4 million from tobacco companies in addiction case

By Chris Persaud Palm Beach Post Staff Writer A Boca Raton widow has won $4 million from tobacco giants R.J. Reynolds and Phillip Morris over the death of her husband. In the two-week Palm Beach County Circuit Court jury trial that ended late Friday, Debbie Perrotto’s attorneys claimed the cigarette companies used deceptive advertising —…
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