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Appeals Court Strikes Down Florida Law on Credit Card Surcharges

Swiping your credit card at your favorite store or restaurant could soon come with an asterisk.  A federal appeals court yesterday struck down a Florida law saying it violated retailers’ rights to free speech.  It all centers on the cost per swipe.

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Federal inmate awarded $2.2 million in suit against former FCI correctional officer

A U.S. federal court jury awarded $2.2 million in damages to Myra C. Solliday, who said she was raped by a former correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institute – Tallahassee in 2003, according to Solliday’s attorney.

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Child-care center judgment upheld

The 1st District Court of Appeal has upheld a lower-court judgment to award $7 million to the family of a girl who was attacked and injured by a toddler at the Cradle to Crayons child-care center.

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Dealing with careless child-care centers

Opinion by Attorney David Frank: The Democrat’s story about the “embattled” Cradle to Crayons Child Care Center was correct in recognizing that the center continues to operate even despite its legacy of troubles. But from my view, it mischaracterized the extent of those problems. The report said the center has a “history of minor safety violations” and mentioned only one of many incidents (that bleach was left accessible to very young children). It quoted the Department of Children and Families comment that this was “not unusual for most day-care centers.”

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Parents awarded $7 million in suit against child-care center.

After two hours of deliberation, a six-member jury awarded more than $7 million on Tuesday to the parents of a baby brutally attacked by a toddler at a Tallahassee child care center, attorney David Frank said Tuesday.

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Burn Victim Wins Suit Against Landlord

A civil court jury late Friday awarded $1.5 million to a 28-year-old man who was burned over 25 percent of his body in a February 1998 apartment fire. Shane Martin was burned on his upper body, arms, neck and face. His 27-year-old fiancee, Aimee Smith, died from smoke inhalation during the early-morning blaze.

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