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Ex-NFL star sues Lutz bar over son’s drunk driving death

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Ex-football star Brian Holloway is suing a Lutz bar for the wrongful death of his son. Holloway and Bette McKenzie, parents of Max Holloway, 26 when he died last year, claim that Panini’s Bar and Grill in Lutz knew Max was an alcoholic. Per Florida law, when someone knowingly serves a habitual drinker alcohol, they could be held liable for injuries or damages caused by the drunken person.  Max was a regular at Panini’s. On Oct. 26, 2016, he spent…

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Slip & fall specialist gives Blue Martini a goodbye gift — a slip & fall lawsuit

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The owner of a clinic specializing in slip and fall cases is suing the soon-to-close Blue Martini in International Plaza — in a slip and fall case. The victim, Elizabeth Salvia-Rodriguez, is seeking damages from the restaurant, as well as Taubman Company LLC, a Michigan-based firm doing business as International Plaza and Bay Street. Salvia-Rodriguez, a 52-year-old Cuba native, is president and owner of Bayview Medical & Rehab. Bayview, with locations in Tampa and Brandon, is a family practice specializing…

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Tampa Realtor president sues neighbor for access to ‘landlocked’ property

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The owner of a landlocked private property in Tampa is suing his neighbor to create an easement allowing access to the land. ANMF, managed by Andrew Scaglione, is suing neighbor, Henry Robertson Jr., on two counts “to establish an Implied Way of Necessity” and “to establish a statutory way of necessity.” The company owns a five-acre parcel located in Millan de Avila, an exclusive Tampa neighborhood. According to the suit, filed December 14 in Hillsborough County’s 13th Circuit Court, ANMF suggests…

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Misplaced road signage resulted in death of Pinellas Park couple, suit claims

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Two companies responsible for placing proper signage and blockades on the Veterans Expressway in Tampa during construction are being held accountable in the death of a Pinellas Park couple. Henry and Diana Neuner‘s two sons, Leo and Nolan Neuner are suing GLF Construction of Miami and Sema Construction, a Centennial, Colorado-based firm, for negligence. The wrongful death action was filed in Hillsborough County’s 13th Judicial Circuit Court on Dec. 13, 2016. The Neuners died June 11, 2016, while en route…

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Lesbian employee says nursing home tolerated anti-gay discrimination

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After being assaulted and harassed for being a lesbian, a senior living facility employee is suing the facility for discrimination. Michelle Del Valle was working at Inspired Living Validus Senior Living in Tampa when she was assaulted by the spouse of a resident. Now she is suing her employer on seven counts including negligence, retaliation, breaking the Florida Civil Rights Act, and discrimination. Del Valle began working for the facility June 1, 2015 as a medical technician. She was responsible…

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Riverview parents say school put 5-year-old son on wrong bus

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Parents trust the county school bus system to get their child home safely from school, but parents of a 5-year-old Riverview boy faced their worst fears after the school bus dropped the child off at the wrong stop. According to a lawsuit filed by Steve Fish on behalf of his son, Takoda, the School Board of Hillsborough County failed Takoda and his parents when the boy was put onto a school bus that wasn’t his designated vehicle, and leaving him…

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Landscaper loses big toe, then job, after lawn mower accident

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Florida Workers’ Compensation is set up to protect employees injured on the job; however, one worker who lost his toe to a lawn mower also lost his job after seeking compensation. Hillsborough County resident William Francis worked for Village Lawn Care for 10 years. In late September of last year, his big toe was cut off in a lawn mower accident. VLC, owned by Albert Aucoin Jr. of Lutz, is located at 1501 Skipper Road in Tampa. The day of…

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