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Ben Crump continues to be wherever grieving families need a legal advocate. BY AARON MORRISON AND JOHN SEEWER ASSOCIATED PRESS Ben Crump, the Rev. Al Sharpton says, is “Black America’s attorney general.” In less than a decade, the Florida-based attorney has become the voice for the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Breonna Taylor and […]

Immigrants of Haiti, Central America, Nepal get more time before documents expire BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD/TNS Temporary protected status benefits, which were set to expire early next month for an estimated 400,000 immigrants from Haiti,  Nepal  and  Central America, are being extended by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for nine months. The extension […]

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Plaintiffs’ attorneys have filed a revised class-action lawsuit against the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Deloitte Consulting LLP, seeking damages because of major problems with the state’s unemployment-compensation system during the COVID-19 pandemic. The revised lawsuit, filed late Monday in Leon County circuit court, came after Circuit Judge John Cooper […]

Washington Democrats, much of the major media, and other “Trump haters” have a new hero — the once very highly respected U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in Washington, D.C. Why is he their hero? It’s not because of his stellar reputation in the District of Columbia’s legal and judicial systems; appointments to the […]

Judge indicates he’ll pave the way for former felons to vote. BY DARA KAM NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – A federal judge said Wednesday he intends to lay out a process for the state to allow voting by felons who cannot afford to pay court ordered “legal financial obligations,” after Florida elections officials failed […]

BY AMANDA ROSA FRESH TAKE FLORIDA GAINESVILLE – An organization representing immigration attorneys is suing the Trump administration, saying it puts lawyers and immigrants at risk by not relaxing legal deadlines during the pandemic. One of the lawyers named in the case is Tammy Fox-Isicoff of Miami. She worries about meeting deadlines for immigrants who […]

A horrible tragedy occurred in 2001 when 25-year-old Christina Franke was brutally murdered in her central Florida home. Without leads, the case remained unsolved for 17 years. In 2018, Orlando police, using a relatively new technique referred to as “Target Testing” sought out family DNA information for use in a program called GEDMatch. The acceptance […]

BY NATHAN FENNO LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – As mourners gathered at Staples Center on Monday for a memorial service celebrate the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, attorneys for Vanessa Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company that operated the helicopter that crashed last month and claimed the lives of her […]

BY DAVID G. SAVAGELOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for blind people to sue Domino’s Pizza and other retailers if their websites are not accessible to these people. In a potentially far-reaching move, the justices turned down an appeal from Domino’s and let stand a 9th Circuit Court of […]