Articles by Curt Anderson

Former Ballplayer Brooks Robinson Seeks $9.9M From Tribe Over Fall

Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is seeking a settlement of $9.9 million from the Seminole Indian tribe over injuries he suffered in a 2012 fall from a stage at the tribe’s South Florida casino. Attorney Jack Hickey is asking …

Photographer Seeks Damages in Florida Suit Against Justin Bieber

A celebrity photographer sought to boost the potential damages he could win from Justin Bieber in a lawsuit that accuses the singer and a bodyguard of battery in a confrontation outside a recording studio. The photographer’s attorney, Mark DiCowden, said …

Coast Guard Begins Surprise Safety Inspections of Cruise Ships

The Coast Guard has begun unannounced inspections of cruise ships at U.S. ports, targeting those with patterns of safety problems, officials told the National Transportation Safety Board at its first-ever forum on safety on board the vessels. Capt. Eric Christensen, …

Florida Trooper Case Raises Driver Data Privacy Issues

Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Donna Jane Watts was on routine patrol early one morning when a Miami police car whizzed past at speeds that would eventually top 120 mph. Even with her blue lights flashing and siren blaring, it took …

Florida Woman Sues Network over ‘The Game’ Facebook Page

A South Florida woman is suing the Black Entertainment Television network in a dispute over a Facebook page she developed to promote the show “The Game.” Attorneys for Stacey Mattocks, who lives in Broward County, said in court papers that …

Florida Alleged Insurance Fraud Leader Found Competent for Trial

The alleged leader of an $800 million South Florida insurance fraud scheme has been found competent to stand trial despite severe pain from a spinal cord ailment that requires him to take powerful drugs including morphine. U.S. District Judge Robert …

Florida Amendment 5 Would Shift Supreme Court Power

The Florida Legislature would gain greater authority over the state Supreme Court and the rules governing state courts if voters approve constitutional Amendment 5 in the Nov. 6 election. The proposal, pushed through the Legislature by outgoing Republican Speaker Dean …

U.S. Lawsuits Target Carnival in Italy Cruise Crash

Hundreds of passengers from the stricken Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia and up to 1,000 businesses on the island where it ran aground are pressing ahead with lawsuits in the U.S. against Miami-based Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise line. …

Tampa, Host of Republican Convention, Prepares for Possible Hurricane Isaac

Tropical Storm Isaac is posing a potential threat to next week’s Republican National Convention in Florida, which culminates in the nomination of Mitt Romney for president. The U.S. National Hurricane Center on Wednesday morning said Isaac was expected to strengthen …

Supreme Court Gets Florida Dispute Over Vessel vs. Floating Home

Court documents refer to it as “that certain unnamed gray, two-story vessel approximately 57 feet in length.” To Fane Lozman, it was a floating Florida home never intended to sail the seas. Now, a long-running dispute over exactly what the …