02202017Headline:

Central Florida, Florida

HomeFloridaCentral Florida

Bob Grode

Hurricane Ida – does central Florida need to worry?

Is it still hurricane season? We have been blessed with a very mild hurricane season but Ida is making her way across the Gulf of Mexico headed towards the panhandle. What does this mean for central…

Jenny Albano

Man's Trading Company Recalls Super Magnet Toys

Man’s Trading Company, in conjunction with the CPSCSuper Magnets because they can pose aspiration and intestinal hazards to children who swallow the magnets. The magnet attached to the bottom of a small toy panda can detach. If swallowed or aspirated by young children, the magnets can attract each other internally and cause intestinal perforations or blockages, which can be fatal.The recalled…

Courtney Mills

Deadline for Florida Smoking Damage Lawsuits Draws Near

The number of weeks remaining before plaintiffs can file suit for damages as a result of smoking-related illnesses has dwindled down to six. In Miami Dade and Broward counties, there have been only 120 smoking lawsuits filed for smoking-related illnesses to date, according to the Miami Herald.Part of the reason for so few cases is that plaintiffs’ attorneys are seeking out more ideal…

Jenny Albano

Dairy State Foods Recalls Minnie's Bake Shop Chocolate Chunk Cookies Because of Undeclared Nuts

Dairy State Foods, in conjunction with the FDA, is recalling Minnie’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chunk Cookies because they may contain undeclared macadamia nuts. Those who are allergic to macadamia nuts can have a severe allergic reaction that could be life-threatening.The packaging is labeled with a code date of Best if used by March 2008 and Minnie’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chunk, but the cookies are…

Courtney Mills

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens 19 Va. Tech Students

19 Virginia Tech students at an off-campus apartment complex had their lives turned upside down Sunday morning when a carbon monoxide leak sent the majority of them to local hospitals for carbon monoxide poisoning.A leak in a faulty gas water heater was discovered to be the root of the problem, which sent so many students scrambling for treatment at local hospitals. According to reports,…

Jenny Albano

Parent Sues Mattel After Toy Recall

A parent sued Mattel Inc. and Fisher-Price Inc. about a toy after the companies recalled around 1.5 million toys because of a possibility that the products had excess lead in the surface paint.The plaintiff, Farrah Shoukry, is seeking a refund for toys and money for diagnostic tests for lead poisoning.Shoukry, who filed the lawsuit because she purchased the recalled toys for her daughter, wants…

Courtney Mills

Peter Pan Returns to Shelves; Lawsuits Pile Up

ConAgra’s flagship brand of peanut butter, ‘Peter Pan’, will return to store shelves this month in an epic move by the agribusiness concern to restore consumer confidence in its brands. The move comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee to put to rest any remaining concerns that consumers may have about Peter Pan peanut butter since the peanut butter recall.ConAgra’s decision to return Peter Pan…

Chrissie Cole

Holocaust Survivors Seek Insurance Money

A path is being made in Washington to give the “forgotten survivors” of the holocaust the right to sue insurance companies in federal court. Red tape has prohibited thousands of holocaust survivors from getting insurance claim money that could help them to live the rest of their days and years in dignity. A South Florida congresswoman is sponsoring a bill that could help to cut the red tape…

Staff Writer

Lilly, O'Toole & Brown, LLP

With over 150 years of combined courtroom experience, the 7 civil trial lawyers of Kent Lilly, P.A., Neal O’Toole, P.A. and Steven C. Brown, P.A. merged their practices on September 1, 2004 to form Lilly, O’Toole & Brown, LLP, in order to better serve our present and future clients.Lilly, O’Toole & Brown has 6 fully staffed offices in Central Florida – located in Bartow, Haines City, Lakeland,…

Staff Writer

Disclaimer

The information found on this website should not be construed as legal advice and is not a substitute for professional legal consultation. You should not base your legal decisions solely on the information found in this site and you are encouraged to seek the counsel of an attorney regarding your specific questions or situation.The information found herein may represent the opinions or…