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Fake News vs. Real News – and how to tell the difference

Join the Tampa Bay Times, Politifact and WFTS who will talk about what you can do to identify where a story comes from, and what’s behind it.
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Another Win for Thomas & LoCicero for WPTV

On Wednesday afternoon a judge heard arguments on whether to make public the interview Austin Harrouff gave to the Dr. Phil Show.
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Jim Lake comments on Madonna's statement during historic Women's March

It’s certainly in bad taste, but I’d also say that it’s not something that any prosecutor could successfully go after Madonna for.
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Tampa Bay Times columnist commends Carol Locicero's effort to give back to her community

"She will be the first to tell you, though, that there are a lot of good people in our town — and a lot of them are lawyers."
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Politico cites Carol Locicero in embattled Bill to force websites to shutdown that defy expungement law

Everything in that subsection offends the First Amendment of the United States Constitution
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Florida Bar Journal Credits Mark Caramanica and Carol LoCicero

Unlike many states, Florida's version does not contain any special burden shifting, burden of proof, motion to strike, or discovery provisions to help flesh out the details of SLAPP dismissals. Further, as noted, there have been limited opportunities for Florida courts to weigh in on the earlier narrow law.
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Rachel Fugate comments on released 911 recordings during Orlando nightclub siege

Schreiber ordered the release of the Orlando Pulse shooter audio recordings following dozens of media requests
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TLo publishes article concerning online ratings defamation claims

Review and rating websites are largely protected from liability under the Communications Decency Act.
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Jim McGuire Comments on Policy Governing City Workers Who Speak To The Media

The reality is they don't want people to say anything against the picture they're trying to paint.
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Latest Updates: TLo Represents News Media Seeking Access to 911 Calls from Mass Shooting At Orlando Pulse Club

In the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting at the Pulse club in Orlando, questions are swirling about the shooter, his motivations, and the 911 calls during the attack.
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Carol LoCicero Talks About End 68 Hours of Hunger

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US District Judge Remands Pulse Shooting Case to State Court

The case is remanded to the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit.
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TLo Announces Membership in NAMWOLF

The National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms
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Allison Simpson Joins Tampa Office As Associate

TLo's Latest Addition to the Firm
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County Clerk's Offices in Florida Transition to Posting Documents Online

Clerk's offices in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando and Pasco are at different stages of pushing records to the Web after the Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that documents can be released electronically.
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The Latest Threat To Your Business Success

Your employees, family, and friends all have the ability to share content on social networks in text, audio, and video formats that can significantly impact your business relationships and future growth.
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“Disparaging” trademarks – the Supreme Court may take up a difficult conflict between trademark law and the First Amendment

Last year, the Federal Circuit ruled that Section 2(a) of the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1052(a), which prohibits registration of “scandalous, immoral, or disparaging” marks, could not be used to deny registration of the mark the “Slants” for an Asian-American band, because Section 2(a) violates the First Amendment.
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Florida Supreme Court says agencies that unlawfully withhold public records must pay attorney’s fees, even if they acted in good faith

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that a prevailing plaintiff in a Public Records Act case is entitled to recover statutory attorney’s fees from the public agency that unlawfully denied access to the records.
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